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[Met-jobs] Post Doctoral Researcher in Earth Observation at Leeds UK

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 23 Apr 2013 11:31:15 +0000

The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds invites 
applications for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Earth Observation. The aim is to 
assess ice losses from the Amundsen Sea sector of West Antarctica using 
satellite and ground-based measurements. The position is funded by the UK 
Natural Environment Research Council as part of the Antarctic Ice Sheet 
Stability (iSTAR-D) research programme. The main duties involve developing and 
synthesising satellite, airborne, and ground-based observations to produce an 
integrated assessment of ice sheet mass imbalance. Applicants with expertise in 
the use of satellite InSAR, satellite altimetry, or GRACE satellite gravimetry 
for studies of Earth geophysical processes are encouraged to apply. The post 
includes an opportunity to participate in an overland traverse of the Pine 
Island Glacier, during which firn density and rock crustal motion measurements 
will be collected to reduce uncertainties in the satellite data. The iSTAR-D 
consortium is led by Professor Andy Shepherd at the University of Leeds, and 
involves several UK and international institutions. There will be considerable 
opportunity to develop scientific results within a research group that is 
active in satellite geodesy and glaciology.

The position is available for 3 years in the first instance, and is due to 
start on 1st July 2013.

Full details of the vacancy can be viewed at by 
searching for job Reference Number ENVEE0164.

Information about the School of Earth and Environment can be found at

Information about the iSTAR research programme can be found at

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Andy Shepherd, email<>

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