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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral position in Tectonics/Climate modelling

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 6 Jul 2012 09:50:31 +0000



Post-doctoral position in Tectonics/Climate modelling
at the Department of Geological Sciences.
Reference number SU 619-1896-12.
Deadline for applications: October 31, 2012.

The Department of Geological Sciences and the Bert Bolin Centre for Climate
Research of Stockholm University, Sweden, invites applications for a 2-year
post-doc position in tectonics/climate modelling.

Project description
Our transdiciplinary research is interested in the relationship between the
tectonic evolution of the Earth and climate change. We would be very
interested in research combing circulation modelling with geodynamic
modelling. One possible project explores mainly through numerical modelling
possible scenarios between the strengthening of the Indian monsoon since
about 8 Ma, drawing great amounts of moisture from the Arabian Sea into
Indochina, and the start of aridification of East Africa since about that
time. East African aridification is commonly regarded as the driver for
hominid evolution. What is causing this aridification is a matter of
controversy. In this project we explore the idea that enhanced uplift of the
Himalaya/Tibet orogen caused aridification in East Africa and was thus the
fundamental driver for human evolution.

Another project is looking at the northward drift of Australia, successive
closing of the Indonesian gateway, redistribution of ocean currents flowing
from the Pacific into the Indian ocean and consequence for sea-surface
temperatures in the Tasman Sea and associated glacier dynamics and its
bearing on mountain building in the Southern Alps of New Zealand.

This post-doc position offers the possibility to work on these
tectonics/climate problems and take leadership in designing numerical models
and conceptual skills at answering some first-order questions in how major
process on Earth are interlinked. The post-doc would join a strong
international research environment and has full access to state-of-the-art
analytical facilities.

Qualifications
The successful candidate holds a PhD, previous post-doctoral experience from
other universities would be most welcome but is not a requirement. We are
seeking a highly motivated researcher with genuine interest in
interdisciplinary tectonic/climate research. Experience in numerical
modelling of climate/tectonics interactions is essential.

Selection criteria
The selection is based on the perceived ability of the applicant to
successfully pursue the research. Special emphasis is put on the applicant¹s
knowledge and skills within the subject area, ability to express her/himself
verbally and in writing, creativity, initiative and independence, and a
capacity for working together with other researchers. The evaluation will be
made based on the relevance of publications, past education and experience,
the quality and ambition of the independent project work, references, a
cover letter motivating the candidate¹s interest, and interviews.

Terms of employment
The position is a two-year full-time appointment.

Stockholm university strives to be a work place that is free from
discrimination and with equal opportunities for all.

More information
For more information, please contact Prof. Uwe Ring, e-mail
uwe.ring@geo.su.se or visit
http://www.geo.su.se/index.php/aboutigv/vacancies/525-post-doctoral-position
-in-tectonics-climate-modelling

Union representatives
Anqi Lindblom-Ahlm (Saco-S) and Lisbeth Häggberg (Fackförbundet ST),
telephone +46-(0)8-16 2000 (switch board), and Gunnar Stenberg (SEKO),
telephone +46-(0)70-316 43 41.

Application
Your application, including CV, transcripts of all university courses with
grades, a copy of your university degree, a cover letter motivating your
interest for this position, name and contact information of two references,
and any other documents (e.g., diploma thesis/³examensarbete²) you would
like to include should be e-mailed (as pdf) no later than October 31, 2012
to:  registrator@su.se.

Please include the reference number SU 619-1896-12 in the subject line of
your e-mail.


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