Multiple Positions Available

Date: 
11 January 2013

Multiple Positions Available

1. European University at St. Petersburg seeks Associate Professor
Arctic Social Studies
St. Petersburg, Russia

2. University of Colorado seeks PhD and MSc Students
Arctic Sensitivity to Climate Perturbations and a Millennial
Perspective on Current Warming Derived from Shrinking Ice Caps
Boulder, Colorado

3. Arctic Centre Seeks to Fill Three Positions
Environmental Impact Assessments Project
Rovaniemi, Finland

4. British Antarctic Survey seeks PhD Student
Climate Program
Cambridge, United Kingdom

5. University of Tromso seeks Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ancient DNA Studies
Tromso, Norway

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1. European University at St. Petersburg seeks Associate Professor
Arctic Social Studies
St. Petersburg, Russia

The European University at St. Petersburg is seeking an associate
professor in Arctic Social Studies. The position will be based in St.
Petersburg, Russia.

The aim of establishing the position is to further develop the Arctic
Social Studies program, with a primary focus on research in Siberia and
the Russian Arctic. The Associate Professor in Arctic Social Studies
will:

- Teach lecture and seminar courses within the program of Department
of Anthropology "Introduction to Arctic Social Studies;"
- Do research within the field of arctic social studies; and
- Assist administratively both the educational and research
activities of the program.

Candidates must have a PhD or Kandidat of sciences received no less than
three years prior to the application deadline, as well as no less than
two years' experience of university-level teaching and/or experience of
academic research in arctic social sciences. Additionally, applicants
must have recent (in the last three years) academic publications in
arctic social sciences, including international peer-reviewed
publications. Proficiency in English and Russian is also required.

Interested applicants should submit letters of application and
curriculum vitaes with a complete list of publications before 15 April
2013. Documentation must be sent via email (ethnology@eu.spb.ru) with
the subject line 'Professorship, Arctic.'

Application deadline: 15 April 2013.

For further information, please go to:
http://www.eu.spb.ru/en/index/announcements/9039-2012-12-19-14-05-58.

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2. University of Colorado seeks PhD and MSc Students
Arctic Sensitivity to Climate Perturbations and a Millennial
Perspective on Current Warming Derived from Shrinking Ice Caps
Boulder, Colorado

The University of Colorado is seeking a PhD and MSc student to work on a
new collaborative research campaign between my group and collaborators
Jason Briner (University at Buffalo) and Nat Lifton (PRIME, Purdue)
entitled "Arctic Sensitivity to Climate Perturbations and a Millennial
Perspective on Current Warming Derived from Shrinking Ice Caps." The
positions will be based in Boulder, Colorado.

The PhD student will focus on entombed ancient landscapes, including in
situ vegetation and ancient weathered rocks emerging beneath thin ice
caps that are currently receding at a dramatic pace. For the PhD
position, experience in the processing of rocks for cosmogenic exposure
dating would be a great advantage; familiarity with Matlab helpful and
an MSc completed preferred. The MSc student will focus on refining the
history of Neoglaciation from the moraine records and sediment cores
from nearby lakes. This project will include helicopter-supported
fieldwork in arctic Canada in 2013 and 2014.

For further information, please contact:
Gifford Miller
Email: gmiller@colorado.edu

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3. Arctic Centre Seeks to Fill Three Positions
Environmental Impact Assessments Project
Rovaniemi, Finland

The Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland is seeks three experts
for a project entitled 'Testing Improvement Processes of Finnish
Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) and the Modes of Application in
the Arctic Regions of Finland and Russia." The positions will be based
in Rovaniemi, Finland.

The Barents EIA project aims at designing a roadmap together with
decision makers, companies, and other stakeholders to improve EIA
processes for sustainable development in the Arctic. The project will
provide Finnish companies with good practices and free access to an
online information service that contains information about environmental
legislation, rules, and contact persons/institutions in Finland and in
Russia. The project promotes high environmental standards and business
opportunities in arctic Russia and Finland.

The tasks of the project are as follows:

- To support companies to develop their EIA processes in Northern
Finland and arctic Russia;
- To investigate the needs of companies regarding EIA; and
- To develop a practical, free-access, and online information
service for companies.

Highly motivated, team-oriented candidates are sought for the following
three positions (detailed descriptions available,
http://tinyurl.com/ArcticCenter-EIApositions):

- Project Manager -- 1 March 2013 - 30 January 2014
- Researcher -- 1 March 2013 - 31 December 2014
- Researcher (Info Service on Russia) -- 1 November 2013 - 31
October 2014

Application deadline: Wednesday, 30 January 2013.

For further information, including application instructions, please go
to: http://tinyurl.com/ArcticCenter-EIApositions.

For questions, please contact:
Timo Koivurova
Phone: +358405519522
Email: timo.koivurova@ulapland.fi

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4. British Antarctic Survey seeks PhD Student
Climate Program
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The Climate Program at the British Antarctic Survey seeks a PhD student
for a project entitled 'Investigating the Spatial Distribution of Fohn
Conditions and Their Impact on Surface Melt Over the Larsen Ice Shelf.'
The position will begin October 2013, and be based in Cambridge, United
Kingdom.

The project will use archived output from the Antarctic Mesoscale
Prediction System (AMPS) to spatially analyze surface parameters during
cases of Fohn events identified in Automatic Weather Station (AWS)
measurements during 2011. High resolution model simulations with the
Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model will be used to compare how
the representation of these cases differs depending on model resolution.
Model data and measurements from various AWS on the Larsen Ice Shelf
will be combined to study the spatial and temporal distribution of Fohn
events over the entire Larsen Ice Shelf, their impact on surface melt
conditions, and their potential role in past and potential future ice
shelf break ups in the area.

Applicants should hold or expect to gain a first or upper second-class
degree in meteorology, atmospheric science, physics, or a closely
related relevant discipline. As the use of a sophisticated numerical
model is an essential part of the project, candidates should be highly
numerate and must be able to demonstrate evidence of good computing/IT
skills. The studentship will provide excellent training in the analysis
of large datasets and in numerical modeling. No fieldwork is planned for
this project.

Application deadline: Thursday, 31 January 2013.

For the complete job description, please go to:
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment/vacancies/job.php?JobID=777.

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5. University of Tromso seeks Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Ancient DNA Studies
Tromso, Norway

The University of Tromso seeks a postdoctoral fellow for a project
entitled 'Ancient DNA of Northwest Europe Reveals Responses to
Climate Change.' The position will start as soon as possible, and be
based in Tromso, Norway

The primary objective of the project is to explore the occurrence of
boreal species at northern latitudes by ancient DNA analyses. Other
goals include confirming the occurrence of trees and other boreal taxa
during the LGM period (22,000 - 13,000 BP) at Andoya; determining the
occurrence of boreal species on Svalbard during the Holocene warm
period; evaluating the representation of current surrounding vegetation
in modern lake DNA; testing if pollen may contribute to DNA recovered in
ancient soils; and evaluating implications for inferred species
migration rates as well as climate reconstruction.

Application deadline: Thursday, 31 January 2013.

For further information, please go to:
http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=89577.

For questions, please contact:
Inger Greve Alsos
Email: inger.g.alsos@uit.no
Phone: + 47 77 62 07 96

Karl Frafjord
Email: karl.frafjord@uit.no
Phone: +47 77 64 57 25

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