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Durham University

Department of Geography

News Archive

Postdoctoral Research Associate - Ref: 0451

(9 September 2010)

We are seeking to appoint a competent and enthusiastic individual who holds a PhD in either physics or geophysics, or with demonstrable numerical modelling expertise in a related field. The position will involve modelling the retreat of the Antarctic Ice Sheet in the Weddell Sea sector from its greatest size at the last glacial maximum, and running a higher resolution model of the Foundation Ice Stream, both using existing in-house code. These simulations will be constrained by a range of published and unpublished datasets of past ice sheet extent and thickness. These activities are aimed at understanding how the ice-sheet reacted to changing conditions, and in particular looking at the role of grounding line retreat in ice-sheet dynamics. You will perform simulations of the ice-sheet in the past, assist in the preparation of data sets for input to models, write papers and make presentations. This is a 2-year post and forms part of a larger NERC-funded project that is seeking to understand the retreat history of the Antarctic Ice Sheet.

Salary: £29853.00 - £32620.00

Closing Date: 6th October 2010