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[Met-jobs] PhD Position at Tübingen University (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 26 Nov 2013 14:01:51 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

In the framework of the young investigators group “The effect of
deformation mechanisms for ice sheet dynamics“, the Eberhard Karls
University Tübingen, Department of Geosciences, and the Alfred Wegener
Institute, section Glaciology offers one

PhD position in glaciology/structural geology (microstructure of ice)

to commence early 2014.

Our group aims to improve the understanding of dynamic processes of
polar ice sheets with respect to prognosis of sea level evolution. The
overall goal of our project is to obtain a physical basis for a flow law
for ice, derived from the micro-physical processes observed via
microstructure investigations. The PhD project shall support this by
simulating and evaluating deformation mechanisms of ice using the
comprehensive micro-structure modelling platform ELLE. This specific
projects aims to provide better insight in the entrapment of air in ice,
which is where palaeo-atmosphere is recorded in polar ice sheets.

Tasks: The main focus of the successful candidate will be to model ice
and firn microstructural processes with recently developed and combined
numerical codes to simulate the complex interplay of recrystallisation
and highly heterogeneous crystal-plastic deformation, using a full-field
approach, incorporating the complex composite ice-air. The numerical
simulations shall be combined with analyses on natural ice sample, in
order to constrain the relative contributions of the numerous operating
processes and their impact on microstructure and mechanical properties
of ice and firn.

Prerequisites: The candidate should possess proven expertise and a
master (or equivalent) in the field of geosciences, physics, materials
science, mechanical engineering, or related disciplines. Well-founded
knowledge of basic physics and geoscience is required. Additionally,
previous experience in microstructure analysis or and computer modelling
is an asset. A distinct interest in the scientific exchange and
communication within the group members and interdisciplinary
collaborators, especially with geophysicists, physicists and
climatologists is expected. The candidate should have good language
skills in oral and written English, since the working group is composed
of international fellow researchers and the research results will be
published in internationally.

This is a temporary position limited to 3 years. The compensation is in
compliance with the TV-L E13 67% Salary.
We further offer the possibility to participate in Arctic and/or
Antarctic glaciological expeditions.
The University aims to increase the percentage of female employees in
its scientific departments. Therefore, we encourage qualified female
scientists to apply. Applicants with disabilities will be given
preference when equally qualified.

Please forward your applications with the standard documentation
(resume, photograph, credentials and activity reports) and contact
details of two references by Email (all documents attached as one
pdf-file) to:<Ilka.Weikusat@awi.de>. Deadline for applications is
January 2nd.

URL Tübingen University Department of Geosciences:
<http://www.geo.uni-tuebingen.de/fachbereich.html>

For questions, please contact Junior Prof. Dr. Ilka Weikusat,
<Ilka.Weikusat@awi.de>, +49-471-4831-1968 or Prof. Dr. Paul Bons,
<paul.bons@uni-tuebingen.de>, +49-7071-76469


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Ilka Weikusat

Glaciology | Alfred Wegener Institute
Am Alten Hafen 26, 27568 Bremerhaven, Germany
+49 (0) 471 4831 1968
http://www.awi.de/People/show?ilhamann

Glaciology | FB Geosciences | Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Wilhelmstrasse 56, 72074 Tübingen, Germany
+49 (0) 7071 29 73141
ilka.weikusat@uni-tuebingen.de



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