PhD and PostDoc opportunity in glacier system modelling

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PhD and PostDoc opportunity in glacier system modelling

Johannes Fürst

Hei CryoList,

The Institute of Geography seeks motivated candidates for two three-year positions at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) in Erlangen, Germany. Preferable start in Spring 2021.

The positions are part of the FRAGILE project on the ‘Next generation framework for global glacier forecasting’ funded by the European Research Council as a Starting Grant within Horizon 2020. The aim is to develop a self-consistent, ice-dynamic forecasting framework for global glacier evolution that will lift the confidence in forward projections for this century. The heart of the framework is the systematic utilisation of the rapidly growing body of information from satellite remote sensing.

For the start of FRAGILE, we search for a Postdoctoral researcher and a Ph.D. student:

- PostDoc (3-years)
The PostDoc is expected to take on the challenge of bridging the gap between coarse-resolution information from regional climate models and the local atmospheric conditions of mountain glaciers using downscaling techniques adequate for regional application. Downscaled climate information will  then drive melt models to determine the glaciers evolution in the observational period as well as for the coming century.

For further details on the PostDoc position, requirements and application details refer to:

- Ph.D. (3-years)
The PhD candidate will deal with the systematic utilisation of observations from satellite remote sensing to substantially increase the overall information transfer into ice-flow models. For this purpose, a transient variant of data assimilation will be applied that considers observations at the respective acquisition time. The candidate will evaluate the performance of this assimilation framework on individual benchmark glaciers and transfer it to regional scales.

For further details on the PostDoc position, requirements and application details refer to:

The candidate will be placed at the FAU Institute of Geography, which offers a vivid working environment with specific research focus on mountain regions. Close interaction is anticipated with the in-house Climate System Research Group and the Remote Sensing Group.

For both positions, the preferred starting date is February 2021.

Please submit your full application including a letter of motivation, a CV, certificates and contact details of two referees as a single PDF-file to [hidden email]. Please refer either to FRAGILE-PostDoc or FRAGILE-PhD in your application.

Deadline for application: 31 October 2020

Further information:
Johannes Fürst, Institute of Geographie, FAU
phone +49-(0)9131-85-26680,
[hidden email]

Johannes J. Fürst
Research Scientist
Institute of Geography
University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Wetterkreuz 15
D-91058 Erlangen, Germany
Ph. +49-(0)9131-85-26680

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