The Institute of Earth Sciences (IES), University of Iceland, invites applications for a full-time (100%) research position in geophysics, with a specialization in glaciology.
The scientist will join the glaciology group and is expected to contribute to ongoing research. Current projects include mapping of the surface and bedrock topography of Icelandic glaciers, monitoring and modelling the surface mass and energy balances of the glaciers, ice dynamics, remote sensing of glaciers using data from satellites and aircrafts, glacier surges, calving into terminal lakes, glacier hydrology, water storage within glaciers, and glacial outburst floods (jökulhlaups), ice-volcano interactions, glacial-isostatic rebound, development of numerical models of glacier mass balance, glacier dynamics and the response of glaciers to climate change in the past, present and future.
- D. in geophysics or related discipline, which provides a similar background in physics and mathematics.
- Experience in collecting, processing and analysing data from glaciers.
- Good communication and collaboration skills are required.
- Proficiency in written and spoken English.
The selected candidate is expected to develop a research program that seeks external funding and incorporates the supervision of graduate students, at both the Master’s and PhD level. Other supervison and teaching within the Faculty of Earth Sciences (School of Engineering and Natural Sciences, https://english.hi.is/faculty_of_earth_sciences) is negotiable, in accordance with rules of the Science Institute (nr. 685/2011).
The hiring process will focus on identifying candidates who are best suited to the circumstances and needs of The Institute of Earth Sciences.
Application deadline is January 21st 2019.
Please apply through the University of Iceland website, vacancies.
Applications that are not sent through the university website will not be considered.