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Postdoc Opportunity in Glacier Modeling in Alaska
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Carnegie Mellon University
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University is seeking a postdoctoral scholar specializing in glacier modeling. The project will collaborate with the National Park Service Inventory and Monitoring Program to integrate state-of-the-art remote sensing data to calibrate and validate a glacier evolution model to present a coherent picture of the evolution of glacier change in the Alaskan National Parks from 2000-2100. The ideal candidate would also be interested in remote sensing of mountain glaciers and be willing to work as part of a larger, interdisciplinary team comprising engineers and environmental scientists who are working on developing various capabilities of the Python Glacier Evolution Model (PyGEM). Candidates with backgrounds in engineering, earth science, computer science, or related fields are preferred, but all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

The employee would be appointed by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering under the supervision of Dr. David Rounce. The position is available for one year of funding at $55k/yr in addition to health and retirement benefits. There is potential for the project to be extended beyond one year, subject to progress and availability of funding. 

To express interest in the position, please contact me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) with (a) complete curriculum vitae; (b) brief statement on research interests and potential avenues of research; and (c) names and contact details of three references. We will begin reviewing submitted materials on September 15 until a suitable candidate is found.

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