Research Fellow in Sea Ice Altimetry
Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, University of Leeds, UK
Fixed term to March 2021
The UK Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) is hiring a research fellow in Sea Ice Altimetry, with a focus on investigating historical and ongoing changes in the Arctic and in Antarctica.
CPOM provides UK national capability in satellite observations and numerical models of the polar regions in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey (BAS) and the National Oceanography Centre (NOC). We also work closely with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Commission on current and future satellite missions, providing scientific leadership for CryoSat-2 and Sentinel-3, as well as many other national and international partners. The CPOM Directorate is based in the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, with staff distributed across the UK.
In this role, you will lead a programme of sea ice research, focusing on measuring and monitoring trends in its thickness and volume in both hemispheres. This will involve exploiting recent developments in satellite radar altimetry and using other Earth observation and climate data records.
You will also contribute to CPOM’s overall radar altimetry work programme, promoting the integration of sea ice altimetry with other research interests and themes, and working on methodological advances such as developing and evaluating estimates of snow loading.
Although based in Leeds, you will work with scientists across our partner universities, including CPOM’s sea ice modelling team at the University of Reading. In addition, you will liaise with our partners at ESA, BAS, NOC, the UK Met Office and other institutions as appropriate to contribute to CPOM’s scientific objectives.
As well as having (or being close to completing) a PhD in a relevant subject such as physics, mathematics, computer science or engineering, you will also have a strong publication track-record; experience of working with satellite radar altimetry and climate data; an enthusiasm for scientific research and problem-solving; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; and the ability to work as part of the wider CPOM team.
For more information, and to apply for this role, please visit the Leeds University jobs website. Applications should be submitted by 23.59 (UK time) on Sunday 31 March.