Numerical Modeller for Palaeo-Ice-Sheets

Main Description The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research Council, aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

You will be running models of the Antarctic and Greenland ice-sheets. This forms part of the EU Past4Future project, which has collaborators within BAS and a large number of collaborators througout Europe. The Past4Future project investigates the climate and environment of past warm periods (interglacials) to inform on future climate and possible abrupt changes. More information may be found at http://www.past4future.eu/. The modelling activities you will undertake are aimed at understanding how these ice-sheets reacted to changing conditions, and in particular looking at the role of grounding line retreat in ice-sheet dynamics. You will use state-of-the-art in-house ice-sheet modeling codes to understand how deglaciation and glaciation occurs, and the role of instability mechanisms in this. You will perform simulations of the ice-sheet in the past, assist in the preparation of data sets for input to models, write papers and make presentations. Qualifications: PhD (or near to completion) in a physical science, mathematics or an earth science Duration: 19 months Fixed Term Appointment Salary: Salary will be in the range of £26,180 to £29,410 per annum. We offer a generous benefits package including a final salary pension scheme, free car parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave. On-line application forms and further information are available on our website please APPLY ONLINE below. These are also available from the Personnel Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 64/12 Closing date for receipt of application forms is 01/07/2012 Interviews are scheduled to be held w/c 16/07/2012

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome.