PhD studentship at the University of Leeds

PhD on grounding line retreat in the Amundsen Sea

The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds invites applications for a PhD studentship in observation and modelling of the Cryosphere. The studentship is part of the UK NERC Antarctic Ice Sheet Stability (iSTAR) research programme, and primary supervision will be provided by Professor Andy Shepherd who is leading the iSTAR-D consortium. Co-supervision will be provided by Dr. Lauren Gregoire of the University of Leeds and Professor Tony Payne of the University of Bristol.

The PhD project will combine processing of satellite measurements with ice sheet modelling to understand the current evolution of glaciers in the Amundsen Sea sector.

The PhD is for 3.5 years (42 months), and funding is provided by the NERC. The vacancy will close when filled. A detailed description of the PhD project, the NERC studentship eligibility criteria, and instructions on how to apply for the position can be found at

Informal enquiries should be directed to Andy Shepherd (

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