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[Met-jobs] Open research position in Polar science at the Centre for Sea Level Change, New York University Abu Dhabi (UAE)

From Diana KaramFrancis <>
Cc Diana KaramFrancis <>
Date Mon, 24 Apr 2017 09:46:56 +0400

Hi all,

The Centre for global Sea Level Change at New York University Abu Dhabi is looking to hire a researcher with expertise in glacier and ice shelf modelling. The scientist will work with others in a team to characterize Antarctic glaciers and assess their instability.

The incumbent will perform research on the dynamic of Antarctic glaciers and the effect of ocean and atmosphere on their motion and instability. The work involves, in addition to modelling, the development of diagnostics using satellite and ground-based observational datasets and the possibility to join field campaigns in Arctic and Antarctic.

Duties include:
- Conducting and analyzing experiments on glacier dynamic processes using a glacier model, satellite observations and ground-based observations to assess their instability.
- Developing diagnostics of the physical processes involved in the interactions between glaciers, ice shelves, ocean, sea ice and atmosphere, based on observational and numerical datasets.
- Conduct scientific studies, publish results in peer-reviewed journals and communicate about them in international conferences.

Qualifications and skills:
- Education: A PhD degree in oceanography, glaciology or a related discipline.
- Experience with numerical models.
- Experience in analyzing large geophysical datasets.
- Experience with high-performance computing environments and scientific codes.
- Familiarity with glacial modeling software (e.g., ELMER ICE) is an advantage.
- Very good programming and scripting skills are expected.
- Good understanding of physical processes involved in the interaction between the atmosphere, sea ice, the ocean and land ice is essential.

To be considered, candidates should submit Curriculum Vitae (including the list of their peer-reviewed publications) and the names of three professional references, all in PDF format by email to Dr. Diana FRANCIS (

Looking forward for applications from motivated early career scientists or/and freshly graduated PhDs.


Dr. Diana FRANCIS, 
Research Scientist, Group Leader

Centre for Sea Level Change
New York University Abu Dhabi
Saadiyat Island, P.O. Box 129188
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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