Multiple Positions Available

Date: 
11 February 2013

Multiple Positions Available

1. British Antarctic Survey seeks PhD Students
Arctic Fjords: Simplified Modelling and the Role of Freshwater
United Kingdom

2. Memorial University seeks PhD Student
Atlantic Salmon in Lake Melville
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada

3. University of Alaska seeks Manager
Toolik Field Station Environmental Data Center
Fairbanks and Toolik, Alaska

4. Norwegian Polar Institute seeks Research Scientist
Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere
Tromso, Norway

5. Finnish Meteorological Institute seeks PhD Student
Earth System Modeling
Helsinki, Finland

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1. British Antarctic Survey seeks PhD Students
Arctic Fjords: Simplified Modelling and the Role of Freshwater
United Kingdom

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) has openings for two PhD Studentships
on a project entitled 'Arctic Fjords: Simplified Modelling and the Role
of Freshwater.' There are also arctic PhD projects available in the
subjects of geology, biology, atmospheric physics, and climate; for
information, please go to
(http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment/jobs/index.php). The positions
for all projects will be based in the United Kingdom, and the
application deadline is Thursday, 28 February 2013.

The 'Arctic Fjords: Simplified Modelling and the Role of Freshwater'
project will focus on the fjords and coastal waters around the Svalbard
archipelago, one of the most readily-accessible areas of the high
Arctic. A systematic characterization of the freshwater signatures and
distribution will be undertaken to establish the relative contributions
of freshwater sources. The successful applicants will:

- Construct simplified box models for Svalbard fjordic systems,
including a coupled sea ice module, and challenge these models with
existing datasets from Billefjorden.
- Compile existing oxygen isotope data from Atlantic- and
arctic-dominated coastal sites (Kongsfjorden and Rijpfjorden.
- Obtain new isotope samples from the west and north Svalbard
shelves, to determine the water mass composition, and the origins
and spatial modification of the coastal currents in this region.

Applicants should hold or expect to gain a first or upper-second class
undergraduate degree or a graduate degree in physics, mathematics,
oceanography, meteorology, or any other numerate subject. Applications
should include a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, and the email
addresses of two referees; quote reference number AP5; and be emailed to
Mike Meredith (basstudentoffice@bas.ac.uk).

Application deadline: Thursday, 28 February 2013.

For the full position description, please to go:
http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/employment/vacancies/job.php?JobID=795.

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2. Memorial University seeks PhD Student
Atlantic Salmon in Lake Melville
Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada

In partnership with the Labrador Institute, the Centre for Fisheries
Ecosystems Research (CFER) at Memorial University is seeking candidates
for a PhD project to determine the genetic structure and natal rivers of
Atlantic salmon in Lake Melville. The position will be based in Happy
Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada.

This project is part of a larger research program aimed at generating
knowledge to assist in fishery management and species conservation in
the context of rapid economic growth (e.g., hydroelectric development,
road constructions, and mining). The successful candidate will be
working in collaboration with the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and
aboriginal communities. The project objectives are to:

- Determine whether the Atlantic salmon population in Lake Melville
is locally adapted and genetically distinct;
- Locate the currently unknown spawning and rearing habitats in the
Lake Melville watershed using otolith microchemistry analysis.

This position is open to all candidates holding an MSc degree in
biology, but experience in the field of genetics will be a significant
asset.

For further information, please contact:
Marie Clement
Phone: 709-896-6215
Email: marie.clement@mi.mun.ca

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3. University of Alaska seeks Manager
Toolik Field Station Environmental Data Center
Fairbanks and Toolik, Alaska

The University of Alaska seeks a an experienced individual to manage the
Environmental Data Center (EDC) for the Toolik Field Station (TFS). This
position requires residence at TFS half to three-quarters time from
mid-May through September of each year; otherwise the job location is at
the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

The goal of the EDC is to collect and manage data on key environmental
drivers and biological responders to climate change in the local Toolik
environs. The successful candidate will be expected to:

- Manage the collection of data on plant phenology and arrival,
departure, status, and abundance of birds in the Toolik region;
- Summarize these data, develop protocols, provide quality assurance
and quality control (QA/QC), and provide metadata;
- Integrate availability of all EDC data (including climate data
collected and QA/QC'd by our meteorological group) with GIS and
web-based server team and make them available to the public via the
EDC website;
- Assist in the further development of the biodiversity/phenology
program with guidance from TFS management and the external EDC
science advisory committee;
- Manage core and general-use field and laboratory equipment for TFS
scientists; and
- Supervise summer seasonal staff.

Applicants should have an MSc in the biological sciences with a
background in plant ecology or population biology of plants or animals,
and/or significant experience. Familiarity with biological monitoring
protocols developed in other arctic settings and knowledge of arctic
birds and vegetation is required.

For the full position description, please go to:
www.uakjobs.com/applicants/Central?quickFind=79939.

Application deadline: Friday, 15 February 2013.

For questions, please contact:
Syndonia Bret-Harte
Email: msbretharte@alaska.edu

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4. Norwegian Polar Institute seeks Research Scientist
Remote Sensing of the Cryosphere
Tromso, Norway

The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) invites applications for a permanent
position as research scientist in remote sensing/glaciology. The
position will be based in Tromso, Norway.

The successful applicant will apply remote sensing techniques to current
research problems in the polar cryosphere. Focus will be particularly on
the Dronning Maud Land sector of the Antarctic Ice Sheet and glaciers in
Svalbard.

Application deadline: 17 March 2013.

For the full announcement see
http://www.jobbnorge.no/job.aspx?jobid=90502

For questions, please contact:
Elisabeth Isaksson
Phone: +47 77 75 05 15
Email: isaksson@npolar.no

Gunnar Spreen
Phone: +47 77 75 05 06
Email: spreen@npolar.no

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5. Finnish Meteorological Institute seeks PhD Student
Earth System Modeling
Helsinki, Finland

The Finnish Meteorological Institute seeks a PhD student to work on a
project entitled 'Advanced Earth System Modelling: long-term evolution
of ice sheets.' The position will be based in Helsinki, Finland.

The successful candidate will Work with the CLIMBER model in
collaboration with two other PhD students, and concentrate on questions
such as understanding the factors controlling the length of the summer
melt season and the amount and phase of precipitation; understanding
natural and anthropogenically induced variability of glaciers within the
Earth system in the past and future; and stability of ice sheets in
future climate.

Applicants must have an MSc or equivalent in a relevant subject. Those
earning a degree by mid-2013 are particularly encouraged to apply. Good
computing skills including programming are beneficial. Preference is
given for applicants from Nordic countries.

Applications should contain a short cover letter describing your
interest in the position, a curriculum vitae, and contact details of
your supervisors. They must be emailed to registry@fmi.fi, with a copy
to timo.vihma@fmi.fi.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the
position is filled.

For questions, please contact:
Timo Vihma
Email: timo.vihma@fmi.fi

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