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Post-doctoral scientist position: Modelling glacier changes over the past millennium

Position
Post-doctoral scientist position: Modelling glacier changes over the past millennium

Employer

The Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research/ Earth and Life Institute of the Université catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Homepage: http://www.climate.be


Location
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Sector
Academic

Relevant divisions
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)
Cryospheric Sciences (CR)

Type
Full time

Level
Entry level

Salary
2300 - 2500 € / Year, The amount is net (no additional taxes) and includes social insurances

Required education
PhD

Application deadline
Open until the position is filled

Posted
2 January 2018

Job description

The postdoctoral researcher will work on the project ‘Evaluating simulated centennial climate variability over the past millennium using global glacier modelling” funded by the F.R.S. – FNRS .

The successful candidate will be in charge of performing simulations with the Open Global Glacier Model (OGGM) driven by climate model results at global scale and to compare those results to reconstructions of glacier length fluctuations. The goals are first to evaluate the ability of the model to reproduce the multi-decadal to centennial variability recorded in glacier observations and to determine the origin of those variations. In a second step, the contribution of glacier mass variations and thermal expansion in sea level changes over the pass millennium will be assessed.

This is a full time position initially for 24 months