Multiple Positions Available

Date: 
7 March 2013

Multiple Positions Available

1. University of Aberdeen seeks PhD Candidates
Antarctic Glaciology
Aberdeen, Scotland

2. University of Florida seeks Postdoctoral Researcher
Ecosystem Ecology/Climate Change
Gainesville, Florida

3. University Centre in Svalbard seeks Professor
Snow and Ice Physics
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

4. LDEO seeks Assistant Research Professors
Earth Sciences
Columbia University - Lamont Campus
Palisades, New York

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1. University of Aberdeen seeks PhD Candidates
Antarctic Glaciology
Aberdeen, Scotland

The University of Aberdeen School of Geosciences seeks candidates for a
PhD studentship in Antarctic glaciology. The position is funded for
three and one half years and is based in Aberdeen, Scotland.

The position is tied to the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC)
Ice-Sheet Response and Ice-Sheet Stability (iSTAR) program with work
focused on the topic entitled "The nature and dynamics of ice stream
beds: assessing their role in ice-sheet stability." A berth on the iSTAR
traverse is available for the student to participate in fieldwork during
the 2013-14 Antarctic season.

The position will start between August 2013 and early 2014 depending on
the student's availability and participation in the Antarctic fieldwork,
for which the student will be expected to complete two weeks of
Antarctic training in September 2013.

Application deadline: Wednesday, 27 March 2013.

For complete application instructions, please see:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/postgraduate/apply.

For further information about the project, available on the University
of Aberdeen PhD website, select "Bingham studentship" at:
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/cops/graduate/phd-vacancies-347.php.

Funding for the position is subject to United Kingdom (U.K.) NERC
regulations. For full details regarding eligibility, please see:
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/funding/available/postgrad/eligibility.asp.

For more information about the NERC iSTAR program, please see:
http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/programmes/icesheet.

For questions, please contact:
Robert Bingham
Email: r.bingham@abdn.ac.uk

Matteo Spagnolo
Email: m.spagnolo@abdn.ac.uk

Alastair Graham
Email: alah@bas.ac.uk

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2. University of Florida seeks Postdoctoral Researcher
Ecosystem Ecology/Climate Change
Gainesville, Florida

The University of Florida Department of Biology seeks a postdoctoral
researcher to assist in a project focused on the fate of permafrost
carbon in a warming world. The position includes seasonal fieldwork in
Alaska and is based in Gainesville, Florida.

Research for this project is field and lab based with the primary field
location near Denali National Park, Alaska and laboratory research in
Gainesville, Florida. The research foci are:

- Net ecosystem carbon exchange and loss of old carbon from a gradient
of sites undergoing permafrost thaw, and
- A new experimental manipulation of permafrost thaw and water table.

Radiocarbon measurements of carbon pools and fluxes are an important
component of this project for determining the age of carbon losses from
ecosystems. The successful candidate will be responsible for running the
field component of this project: supervising personnel and making
measurements of isotope fluxes, ecosystem carbon exchange, vegetation
above ground productivity, and associated environmental measurements.

Candidates with a background in biogeochemistry, ecosystem ecology,
plant ecology, soil science, forestry, or isotopes are encouraged to
apply. Experience with working and living in rugged field conditions is
required.

To apply for the position, send a cover letter, names and contact
information for three references, and a curriculum vita to Ted Schuur
(tschuur@ufl.edu).

The position is open until filled.

Application review begins 1 April 2013.

For further information about the project and the position, please see:
http://www.biology.ufl.edu/ecosystemdynamics.

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3. University Centre in Svalbard seeks Professor
Snow and Ice Physics
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway

The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) Arctic Geophysics Department
seeks to fill a professor/associate professor position in snow and ice
physics. The position is full time, permanent, and based in
Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway.

The successful candidate will contribute to the air-cryosphere-sea
interaction research within the department and continue the course
offerings in snow and ice physics at (UNIS) with a focus on glaciers,
ice sheets, snow cover, and sea ice. Responsibilities include teaching
snow and ice processes and developing new graduate course work in
cryosphere studies.

Application deadline: 2 April 2013

For complete information about the position and application process,
select "Professor/associate professor in Snow and Ice Physics" at:
http://tinyurl.com/UNISposition.

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4. LDEO seeks Assistant Research Professors
Earth Sciences
Columbia University - Lamont Campus
Palisades, New York

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University seeks
several Lamont Assistant Research Professors in the earth sciences.
Lamont research professors receive nine-month appointments. The
positions are based on the Lamont campus in Palisades, New York.

Applicants should have established records of innovative research of
high impact in one or more areas of earth science through publications
in peer-reviewed journals. Demonstrated success at raising external
support for their research programs is expected. Candidates with strong
secondary interests in science education and outreach are also
encouraged to apply. LDEO is particularly interested in applicants with
research expertise in the following areas:

- Physical volcanology, computational solid-Earth geodynamics, and
rheological studies of planetary materials.
- Climatic and environmental change and its impact on terrestrial
ecosystems.
- Global Quaternary climate cycles, with an emphasis on abrupt climate
change and glacial and interglacial transitions.
- Observational and computational glaciology with a focus on ice-sheet
processes.
- Tectonic and magmatic processes at plate tectonic boundaries, with an
emphasis on the acquisition, analysis, and interpretation of seismic
reflection and refraction data.
- Earthquake seismology, with an emphasis on fault mechanics and induced
seismicity.

Eligibility requirements include a PhD. in earth and environmental
sciences or a related field and at least two to three years of relevant
postdoctoral research experience.

Application deadline: 15 April 2013.

For complete information about these positions and application
instructions, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/LDEOPositions.

Or contact
The Office of the Director
Email: director@ldeo.columbia.edu
Phone: 845-365-8546
Fax: 845-365-8162

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