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Position: Research Associate in Modelling Subglacial Processes
Institution: University of Sheffield
Department: Geography
Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Duties: Work to achieve objectives by conducting research in an appropriate timescale, including managing time, and working flexibly and independently. With help from colleagues, develop models of glacial landform formation. Liaise with project’s geomorphologists to engage with observations of glacial landforms. Develop relevant numerical models which provide insight into subglacial processes. Attend team and project meetings as required. Disseminate research finding through publication in leading peer-review journals, and present research methodologies and findings at local, national and international conferences
Requirements: A PhD (or be near to completion or have equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline. Experience of developing and programming mathematical models. Knowledge and interest in applied mathematics and/or Earth science. Clear scientific thinker, with demonstrable experience of scientific problem solving and engagement with key scientific issues. Knowledge of relevant specialized software packages. Excellent planning and organisational skills. Strong prioritisation skills and ability to work independently
Text: Find a Job Find PhDs Careers Advice Jobs by Email Recruiters Your Account Find a Job Find PhDs Careers Advice Jobs by Email Your Account Recruiters Back to search results Research Associate in Modelling Subglacial Processes University of Sheffield - Department of Geography Location: Sheffield Salary: £31,302 to £39,609 per annum. Grade 7 Hours: Full Time Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract Placed On: 4th February 2019 Closes: 5th March 2019 Job Ref: UOS021579 Contract Type: Fixed-term for 3 years with a start date to be agreed Faculty: Faculty of Social Sciences Department: Department of Geography Location: Geography and Planning Building, Winter Street, S3 7ND A chance to work for a top 100 University, conducting important research in one of the UK’s largest Geography Departments. We seek to appoint a computationally literate post-doctoral scientist, whose remit will be to develop and apply models of subglacial processes incorporating the movement of water and sediment, to advance understanding of the evolution of the ice - bed system. An important focus will be on comparing modelled predictions with observations. You will have a PhD (or be near to completion or have equivalent experience) in a relevant discipline and experience of developing and programming mathematical models. The position will be based in Sheffield and will work jointly with glacial geomorphologists Chris Clark and Jeremy Ely, and with mathematical modeller Andrew Fowler at Limerick and Oxford Universities. A possible focus will be to model the formation of subglacial bedforms, including drumlins, ribbed moraine and mega-scale glacial lineations (MSGL). We are also interested in modelling of subglacial hydrology and the production of other glacial landforms, for example those created by meltwater drainage (e.g. eskers, tunnel valleys). Additionally, we encourage candidates to continue work on previously developed models if suitable (i.e. from previous projects). In addition to joining the PALGLAC team you will also join Sheffield’s Ice and Climate Research (ICERs) group and gain from its world-leading expertise and enthusiasm for palaeoglaciology. Informal expressions of interest are welcomed by email to We’re one of the best not-for-profit organisations to work for in the UK. The University’s Total Reward Package includes a competitive salary, a generous Pension Scheme and annual leave entitlement, as well as access to a range of learning and development courses to support your personal and professional development. We build teams of people from different heritages and lifestyles from across the world, whose talent and contributions complement each other to greatest effect. We believe diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact through research, teaching and student experience. Follow @sheffielduni and @ShefUniJobs on Twitter for more information about what makes the University of Sheffield a remarkable place to work. We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please Advert information Type / Role: Subject Area(s): Location(s): Job tools More jobs from University of Sheffield More jobs like this Join in and follow us Copyright © 1998 - 2019 Copyright © 1998 - 2019 IE11 Trigger Browser Upgrade Recommended has been optimised for the latest browsers. For the best user experience, we recommend viewing on one of the following:
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