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[Met-jobs] 3-year PhD Position at University of Innsbruck (Austria)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Wed, 1 Nov 2017 18:34:15 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Doctoral Program “Mountain Climate and Environment” at the
University of Innsbruck invites applications for the following academic

PhD Candidate (3 Years)
Salary: € 2.048 brutto per month (14 times, as stipulated by collective
agreement). This salary can be higher if you have worked in a similar
position before.
Reference number: GEO-9601

The successful candidate will work in both the Institute of Atmospheric
and Cryospheric Sciences (ACINN, <>) and the

Institute of Geography (<>) in the

project “Modelling of glacier length changes in the Alps on the base of
tree-ring based temperature reconstructions for the last 2500 years”,
funded by the University of Innsbruck and the recently created Doctoral
Program “Mountain Climate and Environment” (DP-MCE). The project is
conducted by the principal investigators Kurt Nicolussi (Alpine
Tree-Ring Research Group, Geography) and Fabien Maussion (Ice and
Climate Research Group, ACINN).

In this project, we aim for closing the gaps of glacial moraine records
by modelling the length and volume variability of selected Alpine
glaciers for the last ca. 2500 years by utilizing tree-ring based
paleoclimate reconstructions. The modelling work will be conducted with
the Open Global Glacier Model (<>), and the tree-ring

reconstructions will be realized at the Geography dendro-lab at
Innsbruck university.

We are seeking for an enthusiastic candidate with an open and
interdisciplinary mind, and a specialization in one of the two following
- glaciological modelling (glacier dynamics, surface mass-balance,
etc.), in which case you will have demonstrated experience in
glaciology, atmospheric sciences, or a related field of Earth sciences
- tree-ring based climate reconstruction, in which case you will have
demonstrated experience with dendrochronological laboratory work and/or
paleoclimate reconstructions.

To apply successfully, you will:
- have a Master of Science in a field of Earth science with
mathematical/physical background, or a Master of Science in
physics/mathematics/informatics with previous experience in Earth science;
- have demonstrated skills in scientific programming and/or laboratory work;
- be fluent in English.

It will be advantageous if you can demonstrate:
- experience in any or multiple of the specific research areas of the
research groups mentioned above;
- working experience in a supercomputing or in a laboratory environment;
- ability to work in a team;
- proficiency in German.

In addition to your PhD project you will play a coordinating role in the
Doctoral Program “Mountain Climate and Environment” and have small
administrative duties.

Please submit your application, letter of motivation, CV (with copies of
certificates), and contact details of two referees (e.g. your thesis
advisor or a former professor) until 18.11.2017 by email to:

Fabien Maussion (<>) and Kurt Nicolussi
(<>). Please include the reference number
GEO-9601 in the subject.

Fabien Maussion

/University of Innsbruck
Institute of Atmospheric and Cryospheric Sciences <>

Research Centre for Climate <>
Innrain 52f, 6020 Innsbruck <>

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