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Research Associate Ice sheet modelling and data science
Tasmania, Australia
Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS)
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

The Australian Centre for Excellence in Antarctic Science (ACEAS) is looking for a postdoc to fill an exciting new role to lead a data-driven assessment of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet.

This position will be under the supervision of Prof Poul Christoffersen who will commence with the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Studies (IMAS) at the University of Tasmania in the coming weeks.

You will work on the following broad areas of research with the exact focus to be discussed with the successful candidate:

-Simulate or emulate the East Antarctic Ice Sheet using numerical modelling or deep learning.

-Develop quantitative, well-constrained projections of the East Antarctic Ice Sheet and its contribution to sea level rise.

-Quantify ice sheet stability and rank catchments across East Antarctica according to their susceptibility for rapid retreat.

-Identify climate-related vulnerability and tipping points.

Regardless of the specifics of your project, you’ll be expected to:

-Maintain a strong focus on communicating research findings by publishing in highly ranked journals and presenting to peers at local, national and international conferences.

-Take on leadership opportunities that arise and contribute to the collegiate life of ACEAS and IMAS, such as contributing to PhD supervision, committee membership, and leading workshops and/or working groups.

-Undertake other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

The position is full time fixed term until 31 Dec 2025 and based in Hobart, Tasmania. Discussions are possible regarding part-time work and work location within Australia.

Further information, including how to apply, is given at


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