Research Associate - Paleoclimate Ice

Program 1 and 3 I ANU

This is a key role for an early career academic to work in Antarctic paleoclimate research. The role will involve the development and interpretation of past climate records from Antarctic ice samples, including developing new climate records representative of the Denman Glacier region of East Antarctica.

Applications close Monday 21 August, 11:55 pm

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