The British Antarctic Survey is currently looking for an Ice-Ocean Modeller to join the Ice Dynamics and Palaeo-climate Team.
The successful candidate will be an experienced Ice Ocean Modeller with an excellent academic profile including a strong mathematical background and a track record of
running ocean models on high-performance computing facilities and interpreting the results.
The successful candidate will have to demonstrate that they have previously been involved in developing numerical ice-flow models and run the model.
To run a regional ice flow model (Úa) of Ronne-Filchner ice shelf and all tributaries and to couple this model with an ocean model (MITgcm). Forecast the contribution of the area
to global sea level change on a time scale of centuries.
First degree in physical science/mathematics plus PhD (or equivalent)
- Set up and develop a regional ice flow model. Invert for model parameters such as basal slipperiness and englacial viscosity. - Carry out simulations with the numerical ice-flow model in support of the objectives of the Ua-MITgcm projects. - Test sensitivity of model to melt around the grounding line, and determine the length-scales of horizontal stress transmission across grounding lines. - Couple the ice-flow model with an ocean plume model and test and develop the plume model by comparing calculated melt rates with new estimates of ocean-induced ice-shelf melting. - Run a fully coupled ice-ocean model of Ronne-Filchner ice shelf using the ice flow model Úa and the ocean circulation model MITgcm. - Attend project meetings to report on progress and share results. - Present model developments and scientific results in the peer-reviewed literature and at conferences.
On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/jobs
These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.
Please quote reference: BAS 36/17 Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 9th April 2017 Interviews are scheduled to be held on: w/c 1st May 2017 Start Date: June 2017
We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.
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