Postdoc at U. Arizona - geodynamics and climate

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Postdoc at U. Arizona - geodynamics and climate

Chris Harig
Postdoctoral Associate

The University of Arizona, Dept. of Geosciences, is advertising a post-doc position studying the interaction between ice sheets and the solid earth in the Earth Dynamics Observatory. Applicants with backgrounds in geodesy, geodynamics, seismology, applied math, or other areas of geophysics/related fields will be considered. 

The successful candidates will build on our previous work using spatio-spectral localization of satellite gravimetry to study the response of the cryosphere to climate change. They will work to investigate regional differences in cryosphere mass balance and the role these play in ongoing sea-level rise.  The project will use gravity field data and geodynamic models to investigate lateral variations in upper mantle viscosity and their relation to contemporary ice sheet mass balance.

Familiarity with glacial isostatic adjustment, geodynamic codes running on high-performance computing environments and ice-sheet physics, strong writing skills, and the ability to program in MATLAB or a similar environment are preferred. 

The UA Dept. of Geosciences is one of the top rated geosciences departments internationally, with a collaborative and collegial group of researchers. The University is located in Tucson, in the geologically and ecologically diverse Sonoran desert.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, contact information for three references, a writing sample, and a C.V. More details are included at the official announcement/posting at: Applications are being reviewed now, on a rolling basis. Please send informal inquiries to [hidden email]. I will also be attending the Fall AGU Meeting.

Chris Harig

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