Multiple Positions

Date: 
16 May 2014

Multiple Positions

1. Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Cosmogenic Isotope-Paleoclimatology
LDEO of Columbia University
Palisades, New York

2. Master of Science
Environmental Science
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

3. Two PhD Studentship Positions
Arctic Sea Ice: Heat and Gas Exchange and Carbon Chemistry
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

4. Graduate Student Positions
Winter Ecology of the Hudson Bay Common Eider
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

5. Three Postdoctoral Positions
Arctic Sea-Ice and Atmospheric Processes
Norwegian Polar Institute
Tromso, Norway

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1. Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Cosmogenic Isotope-Paleoclimatology
LDEO of Columbia University
Palisades, New York

The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO) of Columbia University seeks
applicants for a postdoctoral research scientist in cosmogenic
isotope-paleoclimatology. This full-time position has a one-year
appointment with possible continuation of two additional years
contingent upon funding. The proposed starting date for the position is
16 June 2014. It is based in Palisades, New York.

The successful applicant will conduct research based on developing novel
isotopic tools to track climate and glacier induced changes on the
Earth's surface, with focus on the Barents Sea ice sheet demise after
the last glacial maximum.

The successful applicant will have a PhD in earth sciences, chemistry,
or a realted field; a strong background in application of various
in-situ produced nuclides in different glacial settings; expertise in
glacial geology fieldwork; and geomorphic mapping in various field areas
including the former margin areas of the Barents Sea Ice Sheet and
mountain glacier settings.

Duties of the position include being the active lead in developing new
in-situ carbon-14 extraction techniques, application of cosmogenic
multi-isotope techniques, leadership during geomorphic field campaigns,
processing of in-situ carbon-14 and beryllium-10 samples, and
interpretation of cosmogenic data in a mult-discipline paleoclimate
environment.

The position is open until filled.

For further information about the position and instructions for the
online application process, please go to:
https://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Cen....

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2. Master of Science
Environmental Science
University of Connecticut
Storrs, Connecticut

The Department of Natural Resources and the Environment/Center for
Environmental Sciences and Engineering at the University of Connecticut
seeks candidates for a Master of Science (MS) position to research
environmental contaminants in Arctic fish and marine mammals. Two years
of a full-time (nine months) stipend is available. The position is based
in Storrs, Connecticut.

This environmental science research project will measure the levels of
mercury and other contaminants in forage fish sampled within low, mid,
and high Arctic regions and will seek to assess how marine mammals may
be affected by eating more subarctic- and less arctic-type fish.

The successful candidate will hold a Baccalaureate degree from an
accredited college or university and have a background in aquatic
biology, environmental chemistry, toxicology, or a closely related field.

Application deadline: Sunday, 15 June 2014.

Applications including a brief letter of interest, curriculum vitae,
unofficial transcripts, and contact information for three references
should be sent to Melissa McKinney (melissa.mckinney@uconn.edu).

Candidates also need to apply to the University of Connecticut's
Department of Natural Resources and the Environment.

For further information, please go to:
https://sites.google.com/site/melissaamckinney/m....

Or, contact:
Melissa McKinney
Email: melissa.mckinney@uconn.edu

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3. Two PhD Studentship Positions
Arctic Sea Ice: Heat and Gas Exchange and Carbon Chemistry
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta, Canada

The Department of Geography at the University of Calgary seeks
candidates for two PhD studentship positions. PhD studentship 1 is in
the project "Heat and Gas Exchange Over Sea Ice Using Eddy Covariance"
and PhD studentship 2 is in the project "Carbon Chemistry and Air-Sea
CO2 Exchange in Arctic Seas." Both positions are funded for four years
and are based in Calgary, Canada.

PhD Studentship 1
Heat and Gas Exchange Over Sea Ice Using Eddy Covariance:
This research project will focus on using the eddy covariance technique
to make measurements of carbon dioxide (CO2) exchange over sea ice.
Emphasis will be placed on the spring and possibly fall transition
seasons, when gas exchange processes are thought to be most active.
Links between CO2 exchange and the surface energy balance will be
investigated, as well as links to chemical, biological, and physical
processes occurring within the sea ice environment. The successful
candidate can expect to participate in several field campaigns in the
Arctic, with potential locations including Cambridge Bay (Nunavut,
Canada), Greenland, and Hudson Bay.

PhD Studentship 2
Carbon Chemistry and Air-Sea CO2 Exchange in Arctic Seas:
This project will focus on studying carbon cycles in Arctic seas, with
an emphasis on the resulting air-sea exchange of CO2. Possible avenues
of investigation include the role of freshwater (river discharge and sea
ice melt), the importance of seasonal sea ice cycles, and the impacts of
climate change in the Arctic. The successful candidate can expect to
participate in Arctic field campaigns and research cruises onboard the
icebreaker CCGS Amundsen.

Review of applications for both positions starts: 15 July 2014.

Application reviews will continue until the positions are filled.

Applications including a one-page research proposal, curriculum vitae,
transcripts, and contact information for three references should be sent
to Brent Else (belse@ucalgary.ca).

For further information about PhD Studentship 1, please see:
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~belse/Photos/1-PhD_EC....

For further information about PhD Studentship 2, please see:
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~belse/Photos/2-PhD_CC....

For further information about the over arching project, please go to:
http://people.ucalgary.ca/~belse/Brent_Else/Welc....

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4. Graduate Student Positions
Winter Ecology of the Hudson Bay Common Eider
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

The Centre for Wildlife Ecology at Simon Fraser University, in
partnership with Environment Canada and the Arctic Eider Society seek
candidates for two graduate student positions, a PhD and a Masters of
Science or PhD, to study the winter ecology of the Hudson Bay Common
Eider. The positions are based in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

The study projects will build upon existing research on factors
affecting foraging and winter survival of eiders diving for benthic food
in winter sea ice habitats. The projects will have a strong emphasis on
modeling foraging behavior and energetics using dynamic models of
adaptive behavior. Existing data on underwater foraging and benthic prey
including novel underwater video, underwater time-lapse, aerial
time-lapse of flocks, and radio telemetry data will also be provided for
image and time series analysis to facilitate model development and
testing. Suitable candidates may also conduct additional winter
field-work in the Arctic, though this is not a requirement for the
projects.

Two possible projects are available. The successful candidate for the
PhD position will study social foraging and prey dynamics, which will
address how social interactions influence aggregation, distribution, and
spatial community ecology of eiders and benthic invertebrates in sea ice
habitats. The successful candidate for the second position, either
Master of Science or PhD level, will study prey selection, energy
storage and depletion of prey resources by eiders during mid-winter.

Candidates should have an appropriate background in ecology or other
relevant sciences, an interest and/or aptitude for quantitative modeling
including programming, and ability to work both independently and as
part of a collaborative team of interdisciplinary researchers.

Application deadline for September 2014 enrollment: Sunday, 1 June 2014.

Candidates may also enroll for January 2015.

Interested candidate should contact Ron Ydenberg (ydenberg@sfu.ca) as
soon as possible.

For further information, please go to:
http://www.sfu.ca/biology/wildberg/.

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5. Three Postdoctoral Positions
Arctic Sea-Ice and Atmospheric Processes
Norwegian Polar Institute
Tromso, Norway

The Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) seeks candidates for three
postdoctoral positions in the study of sea-ice and atmospheric processes
in the changing Arctic. The positions are funded for two years with
possible extension of two additional years dependent upon funding. The
optimal starting date is 1 October 2014 for all three positions, which
will be based out of Tromso, Norway.

The work will begin with final preparations in the autumn for the main
field activity in the project, which will be a six-month ship-based
campaign in the sea ice north of Svalbard. During most of the fieldwork,
the ship, R/V Lance, will be frozen into the ice and drift with it. The
successful candidates will be expected to join for one or two periods of
up to six weeks. After the field campaign, the work will include
analyzing the data and publishing data and results, with a focus on
understanding physical processes important to the Arctic system now and
in the future.

The successful candidates will be working with an international team of
senior and early career scientists studying sea-ice and snow physics,
atmospheric science, oceanography, biology, and biogeochemistry.
Interdisciplinary research is encouraged. Significant collaboration
between the three positions announced here is expected.

Atmospheric physics position:
This position in atmospheric science will focus primarily on clouds in
the Arctic and their impact on the surface energy budget. The successful
candidate will carry out, analyze and publish cloud lidar, eddy
covariance, radiosonde, and other atmospheric measurements. The primary
supervisors are Stephen Hudson at NPI and Von P. Walden at Washington
State University. Application deadline: Tuesday, 3 June 2014.

Sea-ice physics/mass balance position:
This position in sea-ice physics will focus primarily on the mass
balance of sea ice and snow and their physical properties. The
successful candidate will carry out, analyze and publish sea-ice and
snow thickness measurements with traditional methods, surface and
airborne electromagnetics, and buoys, along with sampling the physical
properties of the snow and ice as it develops. The primary supervisor is
Sebastian Gerland at NPI. Application deadline: Tuesday, 3 June 2014.

Sea-ice dynamics position:
This position in sea-ice physics will focus primarily on the dynamics
and deformation of sea ice and the connection to the ocean and
atmosphere boundary layers. The successful candidate will carry out,
analyze, and publish sea-ice dynamics measurements from both buoys and
satellite remote sensing in connection with sea-ice forecast models. The
primary supervisors are Gunnar Spreen at NPI and Nick Hughes at the
Norwegian Meteorological Institute. Application deadline: Sunday, 15
June 2014.

Successful candidates will hold a PhD in a field closely related to the
position's research focus, have some polar or related field experience
and interest in obtaining more experience, have the relevant scientific
experience to contribute meaningfully to the work, and demonstrate
ability to publish high quality scientific articles in international
journals.

Application deadlines: Tuesday, 3 June and Sunday 15 June 2014.

Further information, official details about the positions, relevant
contact information, and application instructions, are in the links
below.

For the atmospheric physics position, please go to:
http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/10....

For the sea ice physics/mass balance position, please go to:
http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/10....

For the sea ice dynamics position, please go to:
http://www.jobbnorge.no/en/available-jobs/job/10....

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