Postdoctoral Researcher in Remote Sensing (1.0 FTE)
Utrecht University's Faculty of Science is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher in Remote Sensing. Are you interested? Then please read the full profile and apply.
- Domplein, Utrecht, Utrecht
- Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
- Uren per week:
- 36 - 40 uur
- € 3255 - € 4978 per maand
The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric research (IMAU) is looking for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on remote sensing of the Antarctic Ice Sheet. This work is part of a project that aims to improve our understanding of the effects of surface melt in Antarctica.
Surface melt is changing the surface and near-surface of the Antarctic ice sheet, by increasing its density and Temperature, and by decreasing its porosity. In doing so, it can promote meltwater ponding, hydrofracturing, and the formation of thick, impermeable ice slabs. All these processes can destabilize large floating ice shelves, leading to increased sea-level rise.
At IMAU, we study Antarctic surface melt and the near-surface using regional climate models and in-situ observations. Your task is to complement this work with remote sensing, developing new observational techniques (e.g., from MODIS, CryoSat-2, QuikSCAT) and integrate them with models and in-situ observations. Your work will lead to enhanced knowledge of the Antarctic ice sheet surface, to improved estimates of current meltwater production, and it will help to improve the representation of the ice-sheet surface in climate models. You will work in close collaboration with dr. Peter Kuipers Munneke, dr. Bert Wouters and prof. Michiel van den Broeke (IMAU), and with dr. Stef Lhermitte (TU Delft).
We are looking for an enthusiastic, curious and collaborative candidate with a (near-)completed (at the start of your appointment) doctorate (PhD) in Earth Sciences, Physics, Geophysics, or another relevant area. A strong background in remote sensing analysis is required. Experience with ice-sheet remote sensing is useful but not required. You have demonstrable skills in programming and working with large data sets. You have good English language skills and a track record of relevant peer-reviewed publications.
ConditionsThis is an appointment of 1.0 FTE for the duration of three years . A reduced appointment (e.g., 0.8 FTE) is negotiable. The minimum gross salary is €3,255 and the maximum gross salary is €4,978 (scale 10/11 of the Collective Labour Agreement of Dutch Universities) per month depending on previous qualifications and experience, at a full-time employment. Besides that, you will receive a holiday allowance of 8 % and a year-end bonus of 8.3 %. Utrecht University also has an appealing package of terms of employment, including the choice for a good balance between work and private (a good arrangement for leave, among other things), possibilities for development and an excellent pension scheme. More information on working at Utrecht University can be found here.
Additional informationFor more information about this position, please contact Peter Kuipers Munneke via email@example.com.
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