Post Doctoral Research Associate Grade 7

University of Liverpool

Liverpool, UK 🇬🇧

*UoL Redeployees only* Post Doctoral Research Associate Grade 7
Geography and Planning
£35,327 – £40,928 pa
25-Oct-2021 23:30

We seek an outstanding post-doctoral research fellow to join the UKRI funded Ice Sheet and Glacier Stability in a Warming World project (PI: Dr James Lea), and become an active part our glaciology group in the School of Environmental Sciences. As a candidate, you should be undertaking internationally-relevant research into the remote sensing of glacial environments and the stability of marine terminating glaciers/ice sheets, with a track record of publishing excellent research.

The post will involve working alongside the PI and with a growing number of PhD students to work on novel approaches to analysing remote sensing data at scale, field data (time lapse and weather station data), and the integration of these into numerical models. The candidate will also be expected to take a leading role in fieldwork to the Nuup Kangerlua (Godthåbsfjorden) region of south-west Greenland for the deployment and maintenance of time lapse cameras and automatic weather stations in spring/summer 2022. Interdisciplinary collaboration linked to the project is strongly encouraged as part of the post, within the School of Environmental Sciences and more broadly within and outside of the university.

Glaciologists at the University of Liverpool currently comprise of seven academic staff and a growing number of PhD students working on a range of palaeo and contemporary glacial environments. Current research undertaken within the group span observations and numerical modelling of ice sheet/glacier dynamics, hydrology and mass balance, in addition to ice sheet/glacier geochronology, sedimentology, geomorphology and reconstruction. There will also be the opportunity become part of the Environmental Change Research Group, and Geographic Data Science Lab at the University of Liverpool, offering strong potential for the applicant to develop innovative interdisciplinary approaches to their research. The candidate will also be encouraged to take part in opportunities that will help to develop their career within and outside the university, including the potential to participate in the university¿s Research England funded Prosper Programme.
The appointment is available from November 2021 until 30th April 2023 (18 months), with applicants ideally able to be in as soon as is feasible (an initial period of remote working away from Liverpool may be possible).

Applicants should submit an application form, CV, and 2 page supporting statement outlining their relevant experience and suitability for the position. For particulars about the post, please see the person specification overleaf.

We strongly encourage applicants from a widest range of backgrounds to apply, and particularly those who are currently under-represented in the Polar Science Community, including women, people from ethnic minorities, BAME, LGBTQ+ communities and people with a disability.

For answers to any questions about the post, the University, or Liverpool itself please contact the PI: Dr James Lea ([email protected]).

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035669 – Job Description.pdf





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