10 Aug 2019

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Modelling meltwater-ice sheet interactions

We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant position to work with Professor Ian Hewitt at the Mathematical Institute, University of Oxford. This is a 2 year fixed term position and is funded by NERC.

The successful candidate will have responsibility for carrying out research as part of the project ‘Meltwater-Ice sheet Interactions and the Changing Climate of Greenland’. The role will involve developing and using a mathematical model to assess the influence of subglacial water on the motion of the Greenland ice sheet. It will involve working together with collaborators at the University of Lancaster and the University of Edinburgh, who are developing models of ‘supra-glacial’ meltwater drainage, and making satellite observations of ice-sheet motion.

The successful candidate will be expected to have or be close to completing, a PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Earth Science, or a related discipline, together with the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities, and will possess excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication.

Please direct informal enquiries to the Recruitment Administrator (email: vacancies@maths.ox.ac.uk), quoting vacancy reference 141969.

Applicants should read the job description before writing their application. You will be required to upload a letter setting out how you meet the selection criteria, a curriculum vitae including full list of publications, a statement of research interests and the contact details of two referees as part of your online application. (NOTE: Applicants are responsible for contacting their referees and making sure that their letters are received by the closing date).
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. To apply for this post and for further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below:


Only applications received before 12:00 noon UK time on Friday 13th September 2019 can be considered.

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