Vacancies at the University of Leeds

A vacancy for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Earth Observation and a PhD studentship has been announced at the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds.

The studentship, “Grounding line retreat in the Amundsen Sea”, relates to both iSTAR C and iSTAR D. More details are available on the SEE website, including a more detailed project description and eligibility criteria. The deadline for applications is 7 June 2013, and the studentship will start in autumn 2013.

The post-doc position aims to assess ice losses from the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica using satellite and ground-based measurements, and is part of iSTAR D. The main duties involve developing and synthesising satellite, airborne, and ground-based observations to produce an integrated assessment of ice sheet mass imbalance. Applicants with expertise in the use of satellite InSAR, satellite altimetry, or GRACE satellite gravimetry for studies of Earth geophysical processes are encouraged to apply. The post includes an opportunity to participate in an overland traverse of the Pine Island Glacier, during which firn density and rock crustal motion measurements will be collected to reduce uncertainties in the satellite data. The deadline for applications is 20 May 2013, and the post is 3 years fixed term from 1 July 2013. Full details of the vacancy can be viewed at by searching for job Reference Number ENVEE0164.

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