- Postdoctoral Researcher
A Postdoctoral Research Fellow position the area of satellite altimetry for studying polar sea iceis available at the The Department of Physics and Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology. The position is also connected to the Norwegian Research Centre (NORCE) in Tromsø and to the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) in the United Kingdom.The workplace is at UiT in Tromsø. You must be able to start in the position within a reasonable time after receiving the offer.
The position is a fixed term position for a duration of two and a half years. Appointment to the position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow is mainly intended to provide qualification for work in top academic positions. It is a prerequisite that the applicant can carry out the project over the full course of the employment period. No person may hold more than one fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the same institution.
The position is funded by several projects, including the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) grant INTERAAC which is a collaboration between UiT, the Norwegian Polar Institute (NPI) and the University of Tsinghua, Beijing. Funding also comes from several ongoing European Space Agency (ESA) projects focused on the application of new altimetry processing methods and machine learning for the CryoSat-2 mission and upcoming Copernicus CRISTAL mission. The position is within the Earth Observation Group, UiT Department of Science and Technology, and the research will be linked to the Centre for Integrated Remote Sensing and Forecasting for Arctic Operations (CIRFA).
The INTERAAC and affiliated ESA projects focus on developing innovative new techniques for extracting geophysical information from satellite synthetic aperture radar (SAR) altimetry observations of polar sea ice. The projects aim to generate more accurate time series of polar sea ice thickness, with special emphasis placed on the extension of ice thickness data into the summer season, following exciting recent developments in this area. More information here.