Research Associate - Ice sheet modelling and data science

Program 1 and 3 I UTAS

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will focus on modelling the present and future Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to sea level.

In this post we are looking for a person to lead a quantitative, data-driven assessment of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. The work will be broad in scope and expansive, with emphasis on ice-sheet-scale numerical simulations or quantitative large-scale data analysis.

Applications close Monday 26 June, 11:55pm

Research Associate - Paleo Ice Sheet Modeller

Program 3 I UTAS

The Research Associate will use ice sheet models or ice sheet reconstructions combined with machinelearning to investigate the sensitivity of the East Antarctic ice sheet (EAIS) to past and future climate change.

In this post, we are looking for a person to develop and lead a programme of work that explores how the EAIS has influenced global sea levels during past warm periods. The work will provide an integrated view of the ice sheet’s warm past and it’s possible warm futures, using marine records and other available data to constrain
simulated ice sheet behaviour and reconstructions.

Applications close Tuesday 27 June, 11:55pm

Program 1 I UTAS

The researcher in Magnetotelluric Geophysics will use field and computer-based approaches applied to geophysical data with a focus on magnetotelluric methods.

Specifically, the successful candidate will focus on the following aims: a) Use geophysical data to provide a better constraint on future sea level rise projections; and b) Assess risks to the effective prediction of changes to ice mass that arise from interactions and feedbacks between systems, and from instability and threshold changes

Applications close Sunday 11 June, 11:55pm

Research Associate - Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Ice Feedbacks at the Antarctic Margin

Program 1 I UNSW

This position aims to examine the nature of sea-ice albedo, meltwater, and ocean circulation feedbacks onto the ice-atmosphere system using coupled climate models, including research into abrupt, non-linear, and surprising changes that can occur at the Antarctic margin due to coupled ocean-atmosphere-ice feedbacks.

For further information and a position description please contact Matt England

Research Associate - Paleoclimate and Paleoglaciology

Program 3 I UNSW

The Research Associate will contribute to collaborative research into the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and Atmospheric Interactions. The Research Associate will be engaged on a reconstruction of past millennial Antarctic surface katabatic and coastal winds; the assimilation of the reconstruction into proxy-modelling of paleo-precipitation, katabatic redistribution and palaeo-ice accumulation rates, coastal supraglacial melt and superimposed ice, coastal ice sheet dynamics, coastal ocean currents and palaeo-ice shelf dynamics. The person will also contribute to flow-line modelling of western Wilkes Land to understand last glacial cycle ice dynamics upstream of the proposed Bunger Hills Blue Ice to assist in the ice margin ice history, and subglacial hydrological pathways.  Understanding these drivers is critical to understand past and future evolution of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet. Using existing observations, reanalysis, CMIP ensembles and atmosphere/coupled model experiments, the successful candidate will work to understand the drivers of variability and change in the planetary westerly winds and storm track, and their impact on precipitation, katabatic and near coast wind fields.

For further information and a position description please contact Ian Goodwin