(Readvertisement) Postdoc position in Greenland Ice Sheet firn hydrological processes - #372450

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(Readvertisement) Postdoc position in Greenland Ice Sheet firn hydrological processes

Employer GEUS Location Copenhagen, Hovedstaden (DK) Salary In accordance with the collective agreements Closing date 28 Apr 2024

Discipline Environmental Science Job Type Postdoctoral Employment - Hours Full time Duration Fixed term Qualification PhD Sector Academia

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As part of the project “Uncovering the hydrological processes in Greenland Ice Sheet firn: A path to constraining meltwater runoff”, funded by the Independent Research Fund Denmark, the Department of Glaciology and Climate at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland (GEUS) is hiring a postdoctoral fellow for a period of 24 months, commencing on 1 August 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Job description
The Greenland Ice Sheet is of paramount importance for global sea-level rise, and understanding the firn's capacity to buffer future meltwater runoff is crucial. This project aims to investigate and monitor firn hydrological processes using stationary autonomous phase-sensitive radio-echo sounders (ApRES) and repeat GPR surveys, directly addressing current limitations in observing and modeling firn processes. The project has close synergies and collaborates with the GEUS-lead GC-Net monitoring activities.

The postdoctoral fellow will be responsible for conducting and analyzing the ApRES and GPR data, integrating the results into the GEUS firn model, and collaborating with the project team to spearhead firn monitoring efforts and improving firn models for more accurate estimates and predictions of GrISwide meltwater retention versus runoff.

The postdoctoral fellow will participate in team-level publications related the Greenland Ice Sheet firn, and will work closely with Dr. Anja Rutishauser and the GC-Net project team.

Your qualifications
The appointment will be based on academic qualifications. The candidate must hold a PhD degree in Natural Sciences (e.g. Geophysics, Glaciology) and should have documented experience in radar measurements. Documented experience with ApRES, radioglaciology, or modelling firn processes is highly desirable. Experience in polar geophysical field surveys is an advantage, but not required. Proficiency in spoken and written English is required, and strong organization and communication skills are essential. Engagement in cross-disciplinary and cross-department collaborations are desired.

Department of Glaciology and Climate
The Department of Glaciology and Climate focuses on research, monitoring, and consultancy related to glaciology, climate, and the environment. Research and monitoring efforts include the study of current and past changes in the Greenland Ice Sheet and ocean surrounding it. Relevant to this postdoctoral fellowship, our department studies changes on the Greenland Ice Sheet surface and mass loss through a network of climate stations (including the GC-Net and PROMICE networks), satellite observations, and numerical modelling. On the consultancy side, we provide advice to government agencies and the private sector on a range of related issues such as future supply security for hydropower and drinking water in Greenland.

The department has an international staff of ca. 30 researchers, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows. We have a great focus on multi-disciplinary collaboration across the department and conduct department seminars and other activities to foster this. We also prioritize social arrangements to welcome and integrate new employees to our informal and friendly working environment.

We offer
  • A creative and interdisciplinary research environment
  • A lively and informal working environment with talented and dedicated colleagues
  • Versatile work duties and good opportunities to influence them
  • Development opportunities with access to courses and other further education
  • Family friendly workplace with flexible hours
  • An active social environment, with a staff association and art society
  • Fitness centre with physiotherapy at the workplace

Salary and conditions of employment
In accordance with the collective agreements between the Danish Ministry of Finance and the relevant eligible trade union

The appointment area is the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Utilities and its institutions

Further information
Please contact researcher Anja Rutishauser, e-mail: [email protected], telephone: +45 9133 3404 or head of department Signe B. Andersen, email: [email protected], telephone: +45 9133 3804. International applicants can read more about living and working in Denmark on GEUS’ homepage: Jobs (geus.dk)

The application must include a letter of motivation, a CV, a list of publications with a separate indication of journal papers that are registered in ISI Web of Science. We highly recommend that an ORCID identifier is stated in the CV, as it will be used for evaluating applicant publication records. The PhD diploma certificate or a pre-approval from the candidate’s supervisor or other material that can document qualifications at the level of postdoctoral fellow, as well as a summary of the PhD must be enclosed. If relevant, contact details of max 2 referees should be enclosed

Submitted PhD theses that have not yet been defended may be sent with the application and will be included in the assessment. The PhD thesis must be approved by the University prior to the appointment.

This is a readvertisement. Candidates who have already applied and been assessed qualified for the position will automatically be taken into consideration again.

Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.

The appointment procedure
An expert academic assessment committee consisting of two internal senior researchers will make an individual evaluation of applicants’ academic qualifications, where candidates are deemed qualified or non-qualified in relation to the position advertised. Then an appointments committee decide which of the qualified candidates they want to call for a job interview. The procedure is in accordance with “Circular on the appointment and assessment of academic staff at the Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland”, Sections 4 and 7.

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