[ES_JOBS_NET] Ice-Ocean Modeller British Antarctic Survey

Erika Marín-Spiotta marinspiotta at wisc.edu
Sun Mar 19 22:08:52 MDT 2017


The British Antarctic Survey is currently looking for an Ice-Ocean Modeller
to join the Ice Dynamics and Palaeo-climate Team. The successful candidate
will be an experienced Ice Ocean Modeller with an excellent academic
profile including a strong mathematical background and a track record of
running ocean models on high-performance computing facilities and
interpreting the results.

The successful candidate will have to demonstrate that they have previously
been involved in developing numerical ice-flow models and run the model.

To run a regional ice flow model (Ua) of Ronne-Filchner ice shelf and all
tributaries and to couple this model with an ocean model (MITgcm). Forecast
the contribution of the area to global sea level change on a time scale of

First degree in physical science/mathematics plus PhD (or equivalent)

– Set up and develop a regional ice flow model. Invert for model parameters
such as basal slipperiness and englacial viscosity.
– Carry out simulations with the numerical ice-flow model in support of the
objectives of the Ua-MITgcm projects.
– Test sensitivity of model to melt around the grounding line, and
determine the length-scales of horizontal stress transmission across
grounding lines.
– Couple the ice-flow model with an ocean plume model and test and develop
the plume model by comparing calculated melt rates with new estimates of
ocean-induced ice-shelf melting.
– Run a fully coupled ice-ocean model of Ronne-Filchner ice shelf using the
ice flow model Úa and the ocean circulation model MITgcm.
– Attend project meetings to report on progress and share results.
– Present model developments and scientific results in the peer-reviewed
literature and at conferences.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our
website at www.bas.ac.uk/jobs

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British
Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel:
(01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 36/17
Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 9th April 2017
Interviews are scheduled to be held on: w/c 1st May 2017
Start Date: June 2017

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from
ethnic minorities are currently under-represented and their applications
are particularly welcome.

For full details see:


** I am on sabbatical during the 2016-2017 academic year.

Prof. Erika Marín-Spiotta
Biogeography and Biogeochemistry Research Group
Department of Geography
University of Wisconsin-Madison
550 North Park St
Madison, WI 53706
marinspiotta at wisc.edu

Office/Lab: Science Hall 223/230
Lab phone: 608-262-1855
Biogeolab website: marinspiotta.com
STEMdiversity at UW-Madison: stemdiversity.wisc.edu

Earth Science Women's Network (ESWN): eswnonline.org
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