[CRYOLIST] Paleoclimate Modelling Scientist (3-year post-doctoral research fellowship)

Nicholas Golledge Nicholas.Golledge at vuw.ac.nz
Tue Aug 4 20:04:56 PDT 2015


Paleoclimate Modelling Scientist (3-year post-doctoral research fellowship)


Apply: www.gns.cri.nz<http://www.gns.cri.nz>  by Friday 11 September 2015


GNS Science (New Zealand) in collaboration with the Antarctic Research Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, are now seeking an experienced Paleoclimate Modeller to contribute to multidisciplinary team-based research on climate scenarios for the Southern Ocean and Antarctica in the geological past.


This research will be a key component in government-funded Past Antarctic Climate programme, a well-established research programme that is closely integrated with New Zealand university research and international programmes.


The successful candidate will have:

• A doctoral degree in geosciences, specialising in climate modelling research

• A proven track record of conducting, completing and publishing research

• 3 years or more of experience in multidisciplinary paleoclimate studies

• Proven ability in integration and interpretation of multidisciplinary dataset

• Proven ability to work with others to provide integrated geoscience solutions

• Excellent skills in computing and written and verbal communication

• Ability to keep a clear business focus - making decisions, and technical recommendations with a business mindset and prioritizing work accordingly

• Familiarity with Southwest Pacific and Southern Ocean climate systems.


Main roles will be:

• To integrate empirical proxy data to constrain model simulations in target periods of the geological past when CO2 levels and/or air temperatures were elevated above present (i.e. Miocene Climatic Optimum, Pliocene Warm Period, Last Interglacial).

• To design and implement experiments that provide insights into climatic and oceanic changes in the geological past, with particular focus on the Southern Ocean and Antarctica.

• Data integration and interpretation working closely with stratigraphers, sedimentologists, paleoclimatologists, oceanographers, and modellers in developing paleoclimate scenarios and to integrate this with the PMIP and CMIP communities.

• Visualisation of future climate scenario impacts to inform policymakers and in support of public outreach



This position will be based within the Department of Paleontology, Natural Resources Division in Lower Hutt, New Zealand. The successful applicant will be joining a large and active team of paleoclimate researchers with a broad range of skills in stratigraphy, paleontology, sedimentology, isotope geochemistry, ice core climatology, glacial geomorphology and ice-sheet modelling. GNS has a large team of paleoclimate scientists and stratigraphers engaged in a diverse range of research projects, particularly those related to global climate change research in the Southwest Pacific Ocean and Antarctica and resources exploration in the New Zealand region. The research project is in direct collaboration with the Antarctic Research Centre (ARC) at Victoria University of Wellington.



Enquires can be made at any time to Richard Levy (r.levy at gns.cri.nz<mailto:r.levy at gns.cri.nz>) and/or Nick Golledge (nick.golledge at vuw.ac.nz<mailto:nick.golledge at vuw.ac.nz>).



To apply for this position, please visit our website www.gns.cri.nz<http://www.gns.cri.nz/>

Applications close Friday 11 September 2015

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