Researcher in Glaciology
Sort on published: 2017-09-14
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The Department of Earth Sciences is one of the most complete such academic departments in Europe. Our research focuses on subjects that range from the Earth’s core to the atmosphere, on scales from sub-microscopic structures in minerals to the formation of mountains and oceans. We have teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. Our courses offer a wide range within the geoscience area and several of the department's programs have received the highest rating in evaluations by the Swedish National Agency for Higher Education (Högskoleverket) and the Swedish Higher Education Authority (Universitetskanslersämbetet). For more information see www.geo.uu.se.
The successful candidate will join the research program Air, Water and Landscape Science, Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, Sweden. A 1-year research position in glaciology at the Department of Earth Sciences, Uppsala University, is open. Start date as agreed but no earlier than 1 January 2018.
The purpose of this project is to apply a coupled surface energy balance – firn model to all glaciers in Svalbard in order to study the changing impact of snow and firn conditions on mass loss of Arctic glaciers. Driven by meteorological input from a regional climate model, the coupled model will provide high-resolution output of the surface mass balance and subsurface conditions, including temperature, density and water content. On-glacier measurements from automatic weather stations, stakes, ground-penetrating radar, boreholes and snow pits will be used to optimize model performance.
The applicant should have a PhD in Meteorology / Physical Geography with glaciological orientation. Previous experience with mass balance / energy balance modeling is a requirement.
Knowledge of climate and ice dynamical modeling, and experience of winter condition field work on Svalbard is meritorious. Candidates must also master the English language, both written and spoken, be able to work independently, and to contribute to the development of the project.
Applications must include a current CV, copies of diplomas and certificates, thesis and other documents that the applicant wishes to relate to. Moreover, a description of the applicant's previous experience in research and how this relates to the described project will be submitted (maximum 2 pages).
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: Individual salary
Starting: 2018-01-01 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position ending 2018-12-31.
Working hours: 100%.
For further information about the position please contact:
Prof. Veijo Pohjola, firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information see the website for the research group Ice, Climate and Environment: www.geo.uu.se/forskning/luval/is-klimat/.
You are welcome to submit your application no later than 2017-09-28, UFV-PA 2017/3202
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Placement: Department of Earth Sciences
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fast Lön
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Ellena Papaioannou, Seko
Per Sundman, Saco-rådet 018-471 1485
Suzanne Borén Andersson, TCO/ST 018-471 6251
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2017/3202
Last application date: 2017-09-28