Multiple Positions Available

21 April 2014

Multiple Positions Available

1. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship
Physical Oceanography
Norwegian Polar Institute
Tromso, Norway

2. Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

3. Postdoctoral Research Position
Seismic Analysis of the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of San Diego
La Jolla, California

1. Postdoctoral Fellowship Available
Physical Oceanography
Norwegian Polar Institute
Tromso, Norway

The Norwegian Polar Institute Section of Oceans and Sea Ice research
department seeks applicants for a postdoctoral research fellowship
position in physical oceanography in the Norwegian Young Ice project
(N-ICE2015). This is a fixed-term position for a period of two years
with possible extension up to four years. The position is based in
Tromso, Norway.

The aim of the N-ICE2015 project is to increase understanding of the
contemporary sea ice regime in the Arctic Ocean. N-ICE2015 consists of a
six-month ship-based expedition in the area north of Svalbard, Norway.
This will be followed by a period of data processing, analysis, and
publication in peer review journals, at conferences, and in open access
databases. The physical oceanography part of the project will
investigate the role of the ocean in the energy and mass balance of sea
ice. The ice-ocean boundary layer (IOBL) and vertical fluxes between the
Atlantic Water and the IOBL are therefore focal areas for the
oceanography team.

The successful candidate must hold a completed PhD in physical
oceanography or a closely related field. Field experience is required.
Experience from high latitudes or work in ice-covered areas is
considered an advantage. The candidate should have expertise in
collecting, processing, and analyzing time series of hydrography and
currents and data from profiling instruments. An interest in
ocean-ice-atmosphere interaction and vertical mixing processes is an
asset and candidates with experience from these fields will be
preferred. Publication of results is of great importance and recent
articles in highly rated peer-reviewed scientific journals must
demonstrate such ability.

The successful candidate will be based on Research Vessel (RV) Lance in
the Arctic Ocean for up to two six-week periods between January and June
2015. Necessary field safety courses and instrument training will be
given before departure.

Application deadline: Thursday, 1 May 2014.

For further information about the position, contact persons, and
application instructions, please go to:

For more information about the Norwegian Polar Institute, please see:

2. Visiting Assistant Professor
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas

The Department of Geography at Texas A&M University (TAMU) seeks
applicants for a non-tenure track visiting assistant professor in
geography with research and teaching interests in landscape genetics and
spatial population genetics. The position begins 1 September 2014 and is
based in College Station, Texas.

The Biogeography Lab at TAMU is engaged in using genetics/genomics
techniques to investigate gene flow across topographically complex
landscapes. One specific project aims to determine the importance of
long distance dispersal to the migration potential of the alpine
treeline in south central Alaska. The lab is based in the College of
Geosciences with the Departments of Atmospheric Science, Geology and
Geophysics, and Oceanography, and plays a major role in the
Environmental Programs in Geosciences.

The successful candidate will be required to teach two undergraduate
classes per year in the Geography Department and the Environmental
Studies Program at Texas A&M University. This position will be
responsible for maintaining an active research agenda in coordination
with the Biogeography Lab in the Department of Geography. This will
include writing proposals, helping with the analysis of genetic and
genomic data, and interacting with graduate students.

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in genetics, bioeography, landscape
ecology, or related discipline. Experience in ecological and landscape
genetics and population genetics research is required. Familiarity with
bioinformatics, genomics and specific software packages for genetics
analysis are preferred (e.g. GeneLand, SPAGeDi, STRUCTURE, R).
Preference will be given to candidates with experience working in plant
population genetics, especially with conifers.

Applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

Interested candidates should submit an application letter with
curriculum vitae and the names, mailing addresses, and e-mail addresses
of three references to David Cairns ( or send via post

Dr. David Cairns, Assistant Department Head
Department of Geography
Texas A&M University
College Station, Texas 77843-3147

For further information about the research project, please see:

For further information about the TAMU Geography Department, please see:

For further information about the TAMU College of Geosciences, please

For questions, contact:
David Cairns
Phone: 979-845-2783

3. Postdoctoral Research Position
Seismic Analysis of the Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of San Diego
La Jolla, California

The Scripps Institution of Oceanography seeks applicants for a
postdoctoral research position investigating physical properties of the
Ross Ice Shelf with broadband seismic array data. The ideal starting
date of the position is on or before 1 September 2014 and is negotiable.
The position is for one year with possible renewal for a second year
subject to performance and funding availability. The position is based
in La Jolla, California.

The successful applicant will work mainly with broadband seismic array
data collected by a widely distributed 34-station array on the Ross Ice
Shelf (RIS) Antarctica. The seismic stations will be deployed
continuously for two years. The goal of this project is to determine the
variability of ice shelf properties from elastic and stress wave
propagation characteristics of signals forced by ocean swell and
infra-gravity (IG) wave impacts at the shelf front. Areas of
investigation may include and are not limited to: the dynamic elastic
and mechanical response of the RIS to oceanic forcings; signal
propagation from the shelf front through the RIS to the grounding zone;
and signal excitation at the base of the ice shelf by IG waves
penetrating the sub-shelf water cavity.

Proficiency in Matlab, or a suitable substitute, and an understanding of
principles of seismic wave propagation and microseism characteristics
are required. Previous experience in seismic array processing and ice
rheology is highly desirable

Application deadline: Tuesday, 20 May 2014.

Applications, including application letter, curriculum vitae, and names
of three references, should include the subject line "Postdoc
application DRRISWIV 2014" and be sent via email to Peter Bromirski

For further information, please go to:

For questions, contact:
Peter Bromirski

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