Postdoctoral Research Position; Quaternary and Glacial Geology

28. juni 2014

Deadline: 18. August.

Institute of Earth Sciences,  University of Iceland,  Reykjavik, Iceland.

The Institute of Earth Sciences, University of Iceland seeks applicants
for a postdoctoral research position in Quaternary and glacial geology.
The position is funded for two years, with an expected start date of 1
November 2014, and is based in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Applications are encouraged from candidates who have received their PhD
within the last five years and who have experience designing and
carrying out research in Quaternary geology, glacial geology, and/or
paleoclimatology. Experience in research aimed at linkages between
ocean/atmosphere circulation and glacier mass in the past, the present,
and/or the future is preferred.

Evaluation of applications will be based on the research plan proposed,
quality and scientific validity of previous research, as well as the
initiatives and publishing activity of the applicant. The Institute of
Earth Sciences has a special emphasis on studies on environmental and
climate variability during the Quaternary period, their causes and
consequences. It is expected that the successful applicant will take
part in these already established initiatives in collaboration with
existing staff,.

Iceland is situated at the boundary of air and water masses of tropical
and Arctic origin. Therefore, it has been more strongly impacted by
subtle changes in the ocean/atmospheric circulation than other North
Atlantic landmasses. Consequently, the physical environment in Iceland
is an important laboratory for understanding glacial, atmospheric, and
oceanographic processes. As such, it is essential for identifying and
understanding past climate variability, whose nature and forcing is
vital for assessment of future climate evolution.

Application deadline: Monday, 18 August 2014.

For further information and application procedures, please select
“Postdoctoral position in quaternary and glacial geology” from the
Institute of Earth Sciences vacant positions website, found at:

Or, contact:
Freysteinn Sigmundsson

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