Postdoc position available: Modelling Antarctic GIA

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Postdoc position available: Modelling Antarctic GIA

Michael J. Bentley

A post-doctoral position is available at Department of Geography, Durham University. This is part of a collaborative NERC-funded project between the Universities of Durham, Newcastle, Ottawa and Tasmania, and the British Antarctic Survey


For informal enquiries related to the post please contact: Professor Mike Bentley  [hidden email] +44-(0)191-334-1859.

To apply visit and look for post reference 2480. Closing date 2nd April 2013.



Research Associate in modelling the Glacial Isostatic Adjustment of Antarctica

Durham University are seeking to appoint a competent and enthusiastic individual who holds a PhD in either physics or geophysics, or with demonstrable numerical modelling expertise in a related field. The position will involve modelling the Glacial Isostatic Adjustment (GIA) of Antarctica, with special focus on the Antarctic Peninsula region. Modelling will use existing code and model runs will be constrained by a range of published and unpublished datasets of past ice sheet extent and thickness, and incorporate a suite of Earth models. Model output will be compared to newly collected GPS datasets of vertical and horizontal motions of the southern Antarctic Peninsula. You will perform ice sheet and GIA model runs, assist in the preparation of data sets for input to models, write papers and make presentations.


Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in the University.


This is a 16-month post and forms part of a larger NERC-funded project between the Universities of Newcastle, Durham, Ottawa and the British Antarctic Survey. The project is seeking to understand the ongoing GIA of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and thus improve estimates of contemporary ice sheet mass balance. The successful candidate will start as soon as possible.




Professor Mike Bentley

Department of Geography

Durham University

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