Postdoc in geophysics and climate, Tucson, USA

The University of Arizona, Dept. of Geosciences, is advertising a post-doc position studying the interaction between ice sheets and the solid earth in the Earth Dynamics Observatory. Applicants with backgrounds in geodesy, geodynamics, seismology, climate science, applied math, or other areas of geophysics/related fields will be considered.

The successful candidates will build on our previous work using spatio-spectral localization of satellite gravimetry to study the response of the cryosphere to climate change. They will work to investigate regional differences in cryosphere mass balance and the role these play in ongoing sea-level rise. Possible projects include, 1) using gravity field data and geodynamic models to investigate lateral variations in upper mantle viscosity and their relation to contemporary ice sheet mass balance, and 2) investigating the spatial relationships between ice sheet mass balance and the changes to the climate which drive ice mass changes, such as temperature data, etc.

Familiarity with ice-sheet physics, geodynamic codes running on high-performance computing environments, global climate model output, strong writing skills, and the ability to program in MATLAB or a similar environment are preferred.

The UA Dept. of Geosciences is one of the top rated geosciences departments internationally, with a collaborative and collegial group of researchers. The University is located in Tucson, in the geologically and ecologically diverse Sonoran desert.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, contact information for three references, a writing sample, and a C.V. More details are included at the official announcement/posting at: More than one hire is likely. Applications are being reviewed on a rolling basis. Please send informal inquiries to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.