Post-doctoral position in modelling subglacial meltwater erosion

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The Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applicants for a two-year post-doctoral position in numerical modelling of meltwater erosion under ice sheets as part of the ongoing project "Dynamical modelling of subglacial meltwater erosion during past and future glaciations". The work revolves around building a numerical model of subglacial channelized drainage over soft beds, simulating the formation of tunnel valleys, and predicting the dynamics of erosion processes under the future ice sheets. The study will be utilizing a detailed geological model of parts of northern Germany, at the outskirt of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet during major Quaternary glaciations. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Department of Geology, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.

The ideal candidate has a strong background in one or several disciplines including geoscience, glaciology, hydrogeology, numerical methods, and high performance computing. Interest in quantifying geological processes and experience with numerical modelling are essential. The applicants must have a Ph.D. in either geoscience/geology, applied mathematics, physics, computer science, cryosphere research, or a related field by the time of appointment. The position is funded by the Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung, Germany.

The application must be received by December 31, 2022 and the position is to be occupied by May 1, 2023 for a period of two years.

See more information about the position and application process here.

Please do not hesitate to contact me or Jan Piotrowski with any questions that might arise.