We are looking for a PhD student to study mass changes and dynamics of Arctic glaciers and ice caps. The candidate will combine state-of-the-art remote sensing methods (ground-based, aerial, spaceborne; optical imagery, radar imagery, radar and lidar altimetry, gravimetry) with glacier physics (glacier mass changes, glacier dynamics, glacier calving) to better understand current and future changes of Arctic glaciers, in particular responses to climatic changes. The position will be based at the University of Oslo. Collaboration and visits with other SVALI-partners in Norway, Denmark, Iceland and Sweden working on glacier mass changes, glacier dynamics and remote sensing methods are encouraged. The position is announced as a part of the project “Stability and Variations of Arctic Land Ice” (SVALI) under the Top-level Research Initiative which is a major Nordic collaborative venture for studies of climate, energy and the environment. SVALI is a Nordic Centre of Excellence within the TRI sub-programme “Interaction between Climate Change and the Cryosphere” (ICCC) which aims to improve our understanding of stability, variations and dynamics of the Cryosphere.
-We are looking for a motivated candidate having an M.Sc degree in geometrics, physics, mathematics, geosciences, engineering or a related field.
-The candidate should have a strong background and interest in the following fields: Geometric and numeric aspects of remote sensing (photogrammetric, remote sensing, geometrics, gravimetry, computer vision, etc.), and in programming, e.g. using MATLAB, IDL or similar languages.
-Glaciology, in particular glacier mass changes and glacier dynamics, not least in polar environments.
-Good oral and written communication skills in English are a prerequisite.
Application deadline is 25 July, 2012.
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