[CRYOLIST] PostDoc position (50%) at WGMS

World Glacier Monitoring Service wgms at geo.uzh.ch
Mon Aug 17 03:24:32 PDT 2015

Dear CRYOLIST-subscriber,

We are seeking a research associate at early PostDoc level for a
50%-position at the World Glacier Monitoring Service (www.wgms.ch) which
is hosted at the Department of Geography of the University of Zurich,
Switzerland. The WGMS internationally coordinates the glacier monitoring
and is tasked to manage, update, and disseminate data and information on
glacier distribution and changes. The candidate will be involved in data
and knowledge management as well as in capacity building and twinning
related to glacier monitoring. Furthermore, the candidate will support the
WGMS team with the compilation, quality checking, analyzing, and
publishing of glacier data. In addition to the work for the WGMS, the
candidate will be encouraged and supported in the acquisition of soft
money for the continuation of his research career within glaciology.

Employment and payment will be in the framework of the project Promoting
Sustainable Mountain Development for Global Change (SMD4GC), which is
funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, and follow the
standards of the University of Zurich. The position is funded until the
end of December 2017 with an optional extension in case of a second
project phase.

The successful applicant has completed a Ph.D. in cryospheric sciences,
geosciences or equivalent. She or he has excellent skills in the fields of
glaciology and ideally a publication record related to the in-situ and
remote sensing monitoring of glaciers as well as to the modeling of
climate-glacier processes. In addition, the applicant brings a strong
interest in sustainable mountain development and in capacity building and
twinning activities. Excellent written and spoken English is a basic
requirement; German, the general Department language is an asset but not a
requirement. Good skills in database management, communication and
mountaineering are welcome.

Review of applications will begin 30 September 2015 and are accepted until
the position is filled.

Starting date is 1st of November 2015 or upon agreement.

Questions and applications (one PDF-file including letter of application,
Curriculum Vitae, summary of research, publication record, and full
contact details for two references and the applicant) can be sent by email
to: wgms at geo.uzh.ch

Michael Zemp, Director WGMS

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World Glacier Monitoring Service (WGMS)
Department of Geography
University of Zurich
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zurich

phone: +41-44 635 51 39
email: wgms at geo.uzh.ch

- - - - - - - quick links - - - - - - -
Glacier Monitoring Session @ AGU, San Francisco, US, 2015:

GTN-G Global Glacier Browser:

WGMS Fluctuations of Glaciers Browser:

Glacier Mass Balance Bulletin No. 12 (2011-2012):

Fluctuations of Glaciers Vol. X (2005-2010):

Glossary of Glacier Mass Balance and Related Terms:

Global Glacier Changes: facts and figures:

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