Join the Canada Excellence Research Chair program at University of Manitoba. Two Ph.D positions in ice stream and ice sheet studies.

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The Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS)

The Centre for Earth Observation Science (CEOS) (http://www.umanitoba.ca/ceos), Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources, The University of Manitoba, is seeking qualified candidates to fill two positions at the Ph.D. level. These positions will become part of a collaborative team working with Dr. Dorthe Dahl-Jensen on ice-ocean interaction in the Canadian Arctic, Greenland. The candidates will be part of a new and innovative research group at CEOS working with the impact of climate change, melting ice and the Northern Communities. Individual position descriptions are given below:

Ph.D. student in impact of discharge of ice and water into the Baffin Bay: The ice streams are discharging ice into the Baffin Bay in an accelerating rate. We seek a Ph.D. student to participate in the coming years planned field work at the Upernavik ice streams and glaciers in the north Baffin bay area. The project will require participant in field work and will concentrate on the interpretation of the observations. The Ph.D. student will also collaborate with researchers from the ice and Climate group at the University of Copenhagen. Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Glaciology, Oceanography, Environmental Science, Physical Geography, Engineering, or a related field, but outstanding candidates holding a Bachelor’s as their highest degree in one of these fields will also be considered. The start date for this project is flexible.

Ph.D student in ice sheet/glacier modelling: The Canadian glaciers and the Greenland ice sheet is loosing mass. We seek a Ph.D. student to use depth penetrating radio echo sounding data in connection with ice flow models to model the past, present and future ice flow and mass loss of Arctic glaciers and ice sheets. Of special interest it the North East Greenland ice stream, the Müllers ice cap and the Upernavik ice streams were we plan field work including deployment of ice penetrating radars. The Ph.D. student will also collaborate with researchers from the ice and Climate group at the University of Copenhagen. Candidates should hold a Master’s degree in Glaciology, Oceanography, Environmental Science, Physical Geography, Engineering, or a related field, but outstanding candidates holding a Bachelor’s as their highest degree in one of these fields will also be considered. The start date for this project is flexible.


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Reviews will begin April 15th 2020


Applications should be emailed to professor Dorthe Dahl-Jensen (Dorthe.Dahl-Jensen@umanitoba.ca). Please include in your application a cover letter indicating your motivation and relevant research experience, a detailed curriculum vitae, and the contact information for at least two referees.


To apply for this job email your details to Dorthe.Dahl-Jensen@umanitoba.ca