Recruitment Period

Open date: January 27th, 2020

Next review date: Friday, Feb 21, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Tuesday, Mar 3, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


We seek a postdoctoral researcher for an integrated, multi-disciplinary study of Helheim Glacier, East Greenland. The selected candidate will work on the numerical modeling of the glacier and will work within a broad research team with expertise spanning ocean and ice sheet/ocean interactions to surface ice sheet hydrology and large-scale Arctic atmospheric processes. The expectation will be for close collaboration both amongst multiple institutions and across disciplines. The ultimate aim of the project is to improve understanding of processes occurring at the marine margin of Helheim Glacier, East Greenland in order to constrain the mechanisms that drive glacier dynamic and mass variability.

The term of appointment at UCI is initially for 1 year with an extension to up to 3 years, subject to satisfactory progress and available funding. This position is set to start in either March or April of 2020. Applications are invited from creative self-motivated candidates with a deep interest in Earth systems modeling/science. Applicants must have completed a PhD in glaciology, applied mathematics, geophysics, or closely related areas by the start of the project. Applicants must also be interested in working in a collaborative environment on computationally intensive projects. A strong background in glaciology and/or climate system modelling is required, with expertise in finite element analysis and geophysical dynamics. Well-qualified candidates will have familiarity with MATLAB and C++, experience Linux/Unix systems, including the writing of shell scripts is preferred. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to work closely with Prof Mathieu Morlighem ( within the Department of Earth System Science and will use the Ice Sheet System Model ( developed jointly with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

The Earth System Science Department at UC Irvine is a highly interdisciplinary environment comprising ~ 25 faculty with expertise across many components of the Earth System, including atmospheric and climate dynamics, land surface processes, terrestrial and marine biogeochemical cycles, ice sheets, and human systems.

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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Tuesday, March 3, 2020