[CRYOLIST] postdoc position at the Univ. of Alaska Fairbanks

Regine Hock rehock at alaska.edu
Wed Oct 23 06:42:51 PDT 2019


Dear colleagues,

The Geophysical Institute of the University of Alaska Fairbanks is seeking a postdoctoral researcher (roughly 2 years) for an NSF funded glaciology project on Kennicott Glacier in Alaska. The postdoc will investigate the role of debris cover in modulating the glacier surface and glacier mass change using field observations, remote sensing and modeling. The work includes 2 summers of intense field work including the installation of weather stations and mass balance stakes, and observations of debris cover and pond properties.

The goal is to enhance a detailed glacier model and to develop a model capable of parameterizing both melt suppression under thick debris and melt enhancement across ice cliffs that is suitable for application on a regional scale.

The position requires a PhD degree in a relevant discipline conferred by start date. Candidates should have a strong background in scientific computing (Matlab, Python or equivalent) and ideally experience with glacier modeling and/or debris-covered glaciers and/or remote sensing. The field work requires sufficient physical fitness to carry equipment for miles across hummocky debris-covered glacier surfaces. Candidates can be of any nationality (currently in or outside the US). The project also includes various outreach opportunities at the field site. An undergraduate student will be hired to assist with the summer field work and data analysis.

Screening of applications will start as soon as possible, and the position will be open until filled. The employment can start as soon as possible, but latest in March 2020.

If you are interested in the position please submit the following via email (to rehock @ alaska.edu and mark.fahnestock @ alaska.edu) preferably in a single pdf (with your first and last name as filename): 
(1) a cover letter stating your motivation for the position (not more than 1-2 pages), 
(2) a CV (max 4 pages) including information on your academic background, experience in glaciology/modeling/programming, field experience, publication record, and contact information of 2-3 referees (only email addresses), and any other relevant information.

For further information check here https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1917536 
or contact:
Regine Hock, rehock @ alaska.edu
Mark Fahnestock, mark.fahnestock @ alaska.edu

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Regine Hock
Geophysical Institute
University of Alaska
2156 Koyukuk Drive
Fairbanks, Alaska 99775-7320
ph: 907 - 474 7691
fax: 907 - 474 5882
rehock at alaska.edu
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