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1 year Post-Doctoral Fellowship position in glacial geology and model-data comparison for the last glacial cycle North American and Eurasian ice sheet complexes

1 year Post-Doctoral Fellowship position in glacial geology and model-data comparison for the last glacial cycle North American and Eurasian ice sheet complexes

Newfoundland, Canada
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Dept of Physics and Physical Oceanography,
Memorial University of Newfoundland.Start date for both positions: Feb 1/2022 (possibly a few weeks earlier).

Note, these positions can be done remotely. However, for non-Canadian
citizens or residents, the successful application will have to first
come to St. John's for about a month for work visa requirements (there
may be a possibility for German residents to avoid this requirement).
Applicants for both positions must be interested in working in a
collaborative environment. Duties will including mentoring of PhD
students working on related topics in the glacial dynamics group at
Memorial University. The PDFs will be expected to present results at
international conferences and workshops.

Year salary will be about $50k CDN. PDFs at Memorial University
receive standard staff benefits.

Associated benefit for those who choose to work onsite: the
spectacular natural environment of Newfoundland, Canada

The positions are both within the PalMod consortium project (
https://www.palmod.de/ ): From the Last Interglacial to the
Anthropocene: Modeling a Complete Glacial Cycle.

Description
The successful applicant will work with Professor Lev Tarasov on last
glacial cycle history-matching for the North American and Eurasian ice
sheet complexes. The end goal is to develop a high-variance set of
glaciologically-self-consistent ice sheet chronologies to
approximately bracket the actual history of ice sheet evolution,
following the methodology laid out in
https://doi.org/10.5194/cp-2021-145 (building on the approach used in
Tarasov et al 2012, EPSL). A related task will be to build a curated
paleo-constraint database for these two ice complexes.
Tasks
Applications are invited from self-motivated candidates with a deep
interest in glacial Earth systems science. Applicants must have
completed a PhD in physics, earth systems science, glacial geology,
geophysics or closely related areas by the start of PDF. They must
have a solid understanding of glacial geology, especially with respect
to interpreting uncertainties in interpretation and dating. Though
they are not expected to necessarily have modelling experience, they
must be computer literate, and be comfortable with data management and
data visualization.
Requirements
- Published record in glacial geology or related
- Solid understanding of ice sheet and paleoclimate records
- Computer literacy (ideally with with Linux/UNIX systems and shell
scripting) and ability to quickly become proficient in new data
processing and visualization applications
- Working understanding of statistics (ideally Bayesian inference).
Applications
Interested candidates should contact Lev Tarasov (lev@mun.ca). Please
include a full CV, contact information for references, and a statement
of interest.
Application deadline
Contact email
lev@mun.ca