Multiple Positions Available

Date: 
28 January 2013

Multiple Positions Available

1. NSCRiM seeks Scientific Programmer
Integrated Earth System Modeling and Analysis
University Park, Pennsylvania

2. CliSAP seeks PhD Candidates
Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics
Hamburg, Germany

3. Durham University seeks PhD and Master's Candidates
Physical Geography
United Kingdom

4. University of British Columbia seeks PhD Student
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

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1. NSCRiM seeks Scientific Programmer
Integrated Earth System Modeling and Analysis
University Park, Pennsylvania

The Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM) seeks
candidates for a scientific programmer position with a focus on
integrated Earth system modeling and analysis. The position will be
based at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pennsylvania.

Working in a dynamic trans-disciplinary environment, this position will
perform a wide variety of tasks including coupling of model components,
processing and analysis of observational data and climate model output,
development of web-enabled visualization and analysis tools, and general
support of the project's cyberinfrastructure.

Candidates should have a bachelor's degree (Master's or PhD preferred)
and be proficient in relevant languages such as Fortran, C, R, NCL,
and/or Matlab. The ideal candidate will have a background in Earth
system science (e.g. atmospheric science, glaciology, oceanography),
hydrology, environmental science, or applied mathematics/statistics as
well as demonstrated experience in a subset of the following areas:

- Developing, modifying, and coupling geophysical and/or economic
models;
- Working with large datasets in formats such as NetCDF;
- Working in a high-performance (clustered) computing environment;
- Linux system administration; or
- Web development and content management systems.

To apply, please email (scrim@psu.edu) a single PDF file (maximum 8 MB)
containing a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (two-page max), a one-page
summary of relevant projects, reprints of one or two relevant
publications (if applicable), and contact information for at least three
references.

This position is available immediately and will remain open until
filled.

For more information about SCRiM, please go to:
http://scrimhub.org.

For questions about the position, please contact:
Robert Nicholas
Email: rob.nicholas@psu.edu

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2. CliSAP seeks PhD Candidates
Remote Sensing and Earth System Dynamics
Hamburg, Germany

The Cluster of Excellence "Integrated Climate System Analysis and
Prediction" (CliSAP) seeks PhD candidates for a project on remote
sensing and earth system dynamics. The position will be based in
Hamburg, Germany.

The successful applicant will develop, improve, and validate sea ice
emissivity and reflectivity models for existing active and passive
L-band (1.4 GHz) satellite sensors (e.g. SMOS, PALSAR) in preparation
for the retrieval of geophysical sea ice parameters with the next
generation radar remote sensing missions (Tandem-L). The group's
objective is the improvement of the observational satellite data record
to investigate the role of sea ice in the climate system.

Candidates should have a Master's degree in physics/geophysics,
oceanography, meteorology, electrical engineering, or a related subject
as well as excellent programming skills and strong oral and written
communication skills. Specialization in physics, satellite remote
sensing, or polar meteorology/oceanography is advantageous but not
mandatory.

Applications including a cover letter and curriculum vitae should
emailed (lars.kaleschke@zmaw.de) as one PDF file. The selection process
will start 1 February 2013 and will continue until the position is
filled.

For the full position announcement, please go to:
http://tinyurl.com/CliSAP-PDF.

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3. Durham University seeks PhD and Master's Candidates
Physical Geography
United Kingdom

The Department of Geography at Durham University announces a range of
available funding opportunities in physical geography for PhD and
Research Master's candidates. The positions will be based in the United
Kingdom.

A range of potential PhD topics is available on the Durham website, at:
http://tinyurl.com/Durham-PhDTopics. Alternatively, applicants can
devise their own project in consultation with potential supervisors in
any of the following research areas:

- Ice sheets and sea level
- Catchments and rivers
- Climate impacts
- Hazards and surface dynamics

The deadline for application to a postgraduate study project is Monday,
18 February 2013. Further details, including application instructions,
are available at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/geography/postgraduate/.
For specific questions, email Jerry Lloyd (j.m.lloyd@durham.ac.uk).

A fully-funded National Environment Research Council (NERC) Master's
studentship on "Modelling the age-depth and temperature profiles of the
BAS deep Antarctic ice cores" is also available. It will be hosted at
the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). The student will spend the majority
of their time at BAS, but will make regular visits to Durham for
supervisory meetings. The project will involve lab-based research and
computer modeling. There is no fieldwork involved. For further
information or questions on this project, please email Pippa Whitehouse
(pippa.whitehouse@durham.ac.uk).

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4. University of British Columbia seeks PhD Student
Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

The Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences at the
University of British Columbia (UBC) seeks a PhD student for a project
entitled "Energy-balance models for glacier mass changes on regional
scales." The position will be based in Vancouver, British Columbia,
Canada.

The aim of this PhD project is to directly contribute to simulations of
glaciers and ice caps in a changing climate. The glaciology group at UBC
aims to model changes in these ice masses at regional and global scales,
and to narrow the uncertainties in projections of sea level rise due to
changing land ice volumes. The work will initially focus on mountain
glaciers in western Canada, but is planned to be applicable globally.
The project will address the following questions:

- Can an energy-balance model (which incorporates all energy and
mass exchange mechanisms at the glacier surface) successfully
simulate the surface mass balance of glaciers in different climatic
settings?
- Can mesoscale climate models be used to force the energy-balance
model on regional scales?

Priority will be given to candidates who will have obtained an MSc
degree or equivalent in engineering or physical science by September
2013.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt, and accepted until 31 Jan
2013 or until the position is filled.

For further information, please go to:
http://www.eos.ubc.ca/~vradic/PhD_advert.pdf

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