Institution: NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Local: New York City, NY, USA
Position Type: Postdoctoral Researcher
Closing Date: 15-07-2011Postion Description
NASA Goddard Space Flight Center invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship with a primary focus on the climate impact of improved ice sheet, ocean and atmosphere interactions. The research involves incorporating state of the art ice sheet models to the coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulation model, ModelE, and to investigate the sensitivity and the feedbacks of the atmosphere-ocean-cryosphere coupled system, along with its impact on the climate, ice sheet and sea-level evolutions. The time scales considered range from twentieth century simulations, paleo-climate, and future scenarios and will use paleo, in situ and satellite observations for evaluation.
The applicant must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, oceanic science, glaciology, physics or related field. Advanced scientific programming skills are crucial and familiarity with Fortran is a plus.
The work will be conducted at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies in New York City, and a competitive salary is offered. The tentative start date is August 1, 2011 and the initial appointment is for 2 years. For further information, please contact Sophie Nowicki (sophie.nowicki-at-nasa.gov
) or Gavin Schmidt (gschmidt-at-giss.nasa.gov
Project Manager - EU project “Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century (PAGE21)”Division
The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI), Department of Periglacial Research in Potsdam, is seeking to appoint a project manager by September,1 2011 for the EU project PAGE21 “Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century”. Candidatures are accepted until July 15th.Project
The AWI will be coordinating the large-scale collaborative project PAGE21 (Changing Permafrost in the Arctic and its Global Effects in the 21st Century (PAGE21)” which aims to understand and quantify the vulnerability of perma-frost environments to a changing global climate, and to investigate the feedback mechanisms associated with in-creasing greenhouse gas emissions from permafrost zones. This 4 year programme (expected to be launched in November 2011) involves 18 research groups from various European countries. The project description can be found at:http://www.awi.de/en/news/open_positions/potsdam_berlin/detail/item/project_manager_eu_project_changing_permafrost/?cHash=17cb2bdafa78a927e9eae4be41059f3c
Post Doctoral Fellow in Cold Regions Hydrological Modelling:
Environment Canada's National Hydrology Research Centre in Saskatoon, Canada, is seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow. Details include:Project Objectives
This research project will test and develop a hydrologic model in order to consider hazards to oil or gas pipelines, and to minimize environmental impacts of pipelines, in key northern environments, including in the Inuvik, NWT and Whitehorse, Yukon areas. Research will focus on testing and improving a physically based hydrologic model, in order to improve our ability to predict:
(1) discharge from river basins, with an emphasis on extreme events,
(2) snowcover distribution,
(3) soil freezing and melting over spatially heterogeneous terrain, and
(4) the effect of future climate change scenarios on hydrology.Qualifications
- Ph.D. in hydrology, with experience in
- physically based modelling
- analyzing large data sets
- cold regions hydrological processes - snow accumulation and melt, permafrost, etc.
- writing scientific papers, and presenting results at scientific meetings
- data sets from atmospheric models, such as re-analysis products, would be an asset.
- Excellent coding skills and interpersonal skills are essential Duties of the successful candidate
The successful candidate would be responsible for:
(1) developing the required data base to drive the model. Data is available in NHRC data sets (approx. 20 years of data), as well as data housed elsewhere, including Environment Canada's operational data sets (Water Survey of Canada and Meteorological Service of Canada) and University data sets,
(2) testing the hydrologic model for Trail Valley and Havikpak Creeks near Inuvik, NWT,
(3) analyzing the resulting model output, with an emphasis on extreme events,
(4) modifying, in consultation with the model developer, the model as needed, and
(5) participating in the writing of reports and papers stemming from this research project. In the first year, the project will concentrate on model testing and improvement.
Subsequent years will consider
(1) transferability of GEOtop to other basins,
(2) utility of using atmospheric model re-analysis products, and
(3) consideration of the impact of future climate scenarios on the hydrology of these northern regions.
Duration of Position: 1 year, with possible extension.
Salary: follows Natural Sciences and Engineering Council of Canada
salary guidelines for Visiting Fellow at a Federal Govt. Laboratory
Starting Date: September 1, 2011 or earlier
National Hydrology Research Centre
Saskatoon, SK, Canada
The Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research (AWI) in Potsdam invites applications for a position as PhD student (Doktorand) in the field of Arctic coastal processes and submarine permafrost.
Project: The PhD student will work within the joint Helmholtz-Russia Research Group "Assessing the Sensitivity of Arctic Coastal Dynamics". This bilateral project (with Helmholtz Center Geesthacht, Moscow State University, Melnikov Permafrost Institute of Yakutsk and Nansen International Environmental and Remote Sensing Center of Saint Petersburg) studies the environmental forcing of changing coastal morphology, mass flux in the near-shore zone and their controls on subsea permafrost. The project aims at recovering data of modern processes in the Siberian Arctic and modelling future changes as a reaction on global warming. The relevant research in Potsdam includes GIS-based, geophysical and modelling approaches. The PhD project will be supervised by project leaders P.P. Overduin and S. Wetterich at AWI Potsdam.
Tasks of the PhD student: Incremental development of conceptual and numerical models of permafrost evolution during marine transgression, coastal erosion and inundation based on appropriate input data.
Requirements: The position requires a diploma or master in Natural Sciences, preferably in the geosciences and/or physics. Experience in GIS and/or numerical modelling is required. Participation in field campaigns in the Arctic is possible but not a requirement for the position. Good knowledge of English and Russian (written and spoken) is of advantage.
Wherever applicable, PhD students will be enrolled in the Helmholtz Graduate School “POLMAR” (http://polmar.awi.de
) or any other postgraduate programme.
For further information, please contact Dr. Pier Paul Overduin (email@example.com
, tel. +49 331 288 2113).
The position is limited to three years, salary group 13/2 TVöD. A salary increase has been requested. Starting date is expected from October 1st , 2011.
Disabled applicants with identical technical and personal suitability will be preferentially selected, please see our notification on our homepage under job offers / jobs.
The AWI supports balanced work-life career development via a variety of alternatives. In Potsdam, a daycare facility is operated on campus.
Please send your application including a motivation letter, curriculum vitae, certificates and two academic references before June 20, 2011 quoting the reference number 41/D-Geo-P to: Alfred-Wegener-Institute for Polar- and Marine Research, Research Unit Potsdam, PO Box 60 01 49, 14401 Potsdam, Germany
Further information can be found at:http://www.awi.de/en/research/research_divisions/geosciences/periglacial_research/
The Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research, in cooperation with the Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center, Nansen ScientificSociety, and the University Center in Svalbard (UNIS), invites applications to a summer school program entitled "Impact of climate change on resources, maritime transport, and geopolitics in the Arctic and the Svalbard area." The summer school takes place 21-28 August 2011 at the Norwegian Scientific Academy for Polar Research and UNIS.
The program will accept applications from 20 PhD students and postdoctoral researchers in the fields of arctic climate, arctic resources, maritime transport, and geopolitics. The summer school will provide air travel from Oslo to Longyearbyen, Svalbard on Sunday morning, 21 August, and the return trip on 28 August. Accommodation and food will also be provided.
Application deadline: Friday, 24 June 2011.
For further information, please click here.
Or contact: Ola M. Johannessen
A PhD position within Regional Climate Modelling of the Antarctic Peninsula is available at the Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research Utrecht (IMAU), Utrecht University, The Netherlands. See:http://www.projects.science.uu.nl/imau/project1.html
IMAU is looking for a motivated PhD student (m/f) to study melt fluxes on the Antarctic Peninsula (AP) in relation to climate change. The AP is a region of fast atmospheric warming (three to four times the global average during the last five decades). The increased temperatures have led to increased melt water fluxes, which presumably have led to the disintegration of numerous ice shelves in the northern AP.
Aim of this project is to estimate how much melt presently occurs on the AP glaciers and ice shelves, and to study the importance of the process of refreezing with respect to runoff. Emphasis of the project will be on recent climate changes and ice shelf stability. A modelling and observational approach will be taken. A regional climate model will be used to estimate the melt over the past 50 years, where the observations will be used to validate the model output.
The candidate will be offered the opportunity to do fieldwork.
This work is performed in the framework of the Dutch Polar Program (NWO-ALW, NPP-NAAP).
The application deadline is 18th July 2011
THE NORWEGIAN POLAR INSTITUTE is Norway's main institution for research, environmental management and monitoring, mapping and field work in the polar regions. The Institute is under the auspices of the Ministry of the Environment and is a contact and service body for national and international polar research. The NPI has currently expanded its activity due to additional tasks and an increased number of projects - especially within the field of climate change. The Institute encompasses 160 employees in Troms? (headquarters), in Svalbard (Spitsbergen) and in Antarctica.
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Ocean Acidification processes in Arctic waters.
The Norwegian Polar Institute has a post doc. position (3-year post. doc.) available on Ocean Acidification, with particular focus on acidification processes in ocean waters influenced by sea-ice formation and melting. The post doc. will become part of the staff at the Research Department of the Norwegian Polar Institute, located at the Fram Centre in Troms?, Norway.
Dissolved inorganic carbon is released when sea ice is formed, and transported into bottom water masses with dense, brine enriched water. At the same time calcium carbonate is formed, remaining trapped in the ice until it melts. Upon melting, the calcium carbonate dissolution leads to CO2 under saturation, and hence increased oceanic CO2 uptake in the regions of ice melt. The large quantities of sea ice leaving the Arctic Ocean through Fram Strait, subsequently melting in the Nordic Seas, hence represents a sink for atmospheric CO2. As the Arctic is changing, with decreasing sea ice extent and increasing air temperatures, the effect of this sea ice driven carbon pump on the sequestration of CO2 in the Nordic Seas to the deep ocean is also likely to change. The successful candidate will be involved with projects to elucidate these issues in a changing Arctic. In particular how the ice related processes influence the propagation of ocean acidification into the Arctic Ocean. Int
eraction with ecosystem studies in the same waters to gain an interdisciplinary understanding of the changes is essential for the holder of this position.
We propose to observe and quantify the change in the sea ice driven carbon pump in Fram Strait. In addition to the export of sea ice, the strait is the only passage for Arctic bottom water export. Such research based monitoring would enables us to observe the evolution of both dissolved inorganic carbon in the deep waters and calcium carbonates in the sea ice, at the same site. In addition to quantifying the changes in the sea ice carbon pump, changes in the carbon signal in sea ice and bottom waters would act as tracers for addressing how the ice melt and freeze cycle change internally in the Arctic. A parameter like alkalinity, for example, would add information to tracers like oxygen isotopes and nutrient ratios that are already being sampled on the origins of the water masses exiting Fram Strait. Developing a monitoring system for ocean acidification in polar waters will be a prioritized task.
We are looking for a candidate who holds a Ph.D. degree in a relevant discipline with regard to ocean acidification. The candidate should have oceanography/meteorology and chemistry in the academic background, and should also show capacity for interdisciplinary work. Laboratory and field expertise are desirable, and it would also be an asset if the candidate has modelling and/or statistical skill. The candidate will be expected to interact actively with researchers in ecosystem studies and modelling. The successful candidate will be team-oriented yet expected to conduct independent research, publish in international journals and apply for external funding. The candidate should have an international publication record in a relevant field and network of researchers in ocean acidification.
The salary will commensurate with the qualifications of the successful candidate, according to the Norwegian State salary code 1352, scale 57 - 68 (NOK 448.400 - 548.200). The work place is the Norwegian Polar Institute, Fram Centre, Troms?, Norway. The position is open, and the successful candidate should be able to start as soon as possible.
The Norwegian State Administration strives to mirror the diversity of its population and thereby achieve a balanced mix of age, gender and ethnic backgrounds among its employees. Hence, candidates with immigrant backgrounds and women are encouraged to apply for the position.
The position of postdoctoral research fellow position is for a fixed term of three years.
Appointment for more than one fixed term period at the same institution is not permitted.
Further inquiries about the position may be directed to Research Director Kim Holm?n, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
, phone: +47 77750530, Research scientist, Mats Granskog, e-mail: email@example.com
, phone: +47 77750522, or Section Leader personnel Rita Brannfjell, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
, phone: +47 77750613.
The application deadline is June 28th 2011
The application should include letter of interest, CV with details of your relevant qualifications and experience and list of publications, names of at least two references. The application is to be submitted electronically on the application form available at http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=75790
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The Geography Department at Loughborough University, UK, is offering a fully-funded research studentship in partnership with Extreme World Races (an Antarctic logistics company) for the following project:
Spatio-temporal variation in ice-sheet surface climatology, from interior plateau to ice shelf, in Dronning Maud Land, East Antarctica.
- this project will involve measurement and modelling of the surface energy- and mass-balances along a transect, from the interior ice-sheet to the coastal shelf, over two southern summers and one winter, using Automatic Weather Stations. Of particular interest are the diurnal and seasonal cycling of the boundary-layer meteorology, its relationship with surface mass balance, and how well it is represented by re-analysis data/regional climate model output.
This 3-year studentship pays fees, maintenance at UK/EU rates, and two southern summer seasons of fieldwork through the partnership with Extreme World Races. The start date is 1st October 2011, with travel to Antarctica most likely in December 2011.
Enquiries or expressions of interest should be directed to Richard Hodgkins (email@example.com
More information, including how to apply, can be found at: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/departments/gy/postgraduates/pgr-home.html
. Completed application forms should be sent via email to Sue Clarke (firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for applications is Friday 8th July 2011
. Interviews are expected to take place week commencing 25th July 2011.