Research Associate Position

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Research Associate Position

Julienne Stroeve
Dear colleagues,
we are seeking to appoint a Research Associate position. This appointment will be based in the Department of Earth Sciences at UCL, but forms part of an international consortium consisting of five leading groups in polar remote sensing (CPOM, UCL; York University, isardSAT, Finnish Meteorological Institute and Alfred Wegener Institute). The aim of the project is to produce a consistent time-series of sea ice thickness from radar and laser satellite altimeters, and evaluate changes in overall sea ice mass balance.
The postholder's duties will include producing algorithms for the calculation of snow on sea ice from atmospheric reanalysis data, deriving sea ice thickness over the satellite area by merging existing sea ice thickness datasets from different satellites, and quantifying error budgets and validating products against independent observations.
This post is funded by the European Space Agency for one year and six months in the first instance.
The successful candidate will have a PhD, or thesis submitted subject to examination, in a relevant branch of the physical or mathematical sciences (preferably polar related). A strong mathematical background and excellent modelling skills (Fortran, Python, IDL, etc.) along with experience in sea ice/cryosphere is essential, as is experience in radar altimeter date processing (in the polar regions).
A job description and person specification for the post can be accessed at the link bellow:
Applicants should apply online but are invited to contact Michel Tsamados to inquire about their submission ahead of the deadline of May 7th 2017. Appointment will be for approximately 18 months with continuation pending funding and progress. 
If you wish to discuss the post informally, please contact Dr Michel Tsamados email [hidden email] .
For enquiries about the application procedure please contact Leisa Clemente, email: [hidden email] .
Best wishes

Dr Michel Tsamados
Room 301b, 3rd Floor, Kathleen Lonsdale Building
UCL, Dept. of Earth Sciences
Gower Street
London WC1 E 6BT
Tel: 020 3108 6319 , internal 56319
Fax: 020 7679 2433

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