Institute of Geosciences of Environment, St. Martin d'Heres

The Institut of Geosciences of Environment (IGE) is a public research laboratory under the CNRS/INSU, IRD, Grenoble Alpes University (UGA) and Grenoble-INP, and is looking for a researcher in numerical modeling of viscoplastic deformation behavior of rocks and ice, in the frame of the ERC project RhEoVOLUTION led by Andrea Tommasi (Geosciences Montpellier). The candidate will work in the CryoDyn team of IGE under the supervision of Maurine Montagnat, expected to begin 1 December 2020.

Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) Community Fellows are graduate students interested in bridging the gap between informatics and Earth Science. This fellowship provides students a chance to work closely with professionals in an interdisciplinary, cross-sector group (ESIP collaboration area) on current Earth Science problems. Community fellows become engaged in ESIP collaboration areas as rapporteurs, documenting group activities on monthly telecons and at ESIP’s semi-annual meetings (Summer/Winter). As fellows become more familiar with collaboration-area activities they may choose to integrate their own research, which can result in publication and additional funding opportunities.

Cryosphere Research Program, Department of Geosciences, Boise State University, Idaho

The cryosphere research program at Boise State University is looking for three graduate students to conduct research on mountain snow and glaciers as part of an interdisciplinary NASA EPSCoR program that will begin winter 2021.

High Mountain Glaciers and Hydrology (HIMAL), Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL, Birmensdorf, Switzerland.

The recently established High Mountain Glaciers and Hydrology (HIMAL) studies high elevation cryospheric processes and water resources in extreme high mountain regions of the world. It is now looking for a PhD student in High Mountain Glacio-Hydrology.

Department of Geosciences, Cryosphere Research Group, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

The open PhD position will be part of the ongoing modelling and geophysical activities of the Cryosphere Research Group within the topic 'Measuring and Modelling of Tipping Points in Mountain Permafrost Systems.' Evaluation of applications will start 1 November 2020 and continue until the position is filled.

Department of Geosciences, Geography Unit, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

This four-year postdoctoral position (80%) is part of a Swiss National Science Foundation grant titled 'Timescapes of ice: Soviet glacier science in Central Asia, 1950s-1980s'. The postdoctoral researcher will carry out research on the history of Soviet glaciology by exploring its background in Imperial Russian sciences, its establishment and institutionalization during the Soviet Union, its scientific and political discourses, and its sites and research practices in Central Asia.

Department of Geosciences, Geography Unit, University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

This four-year PhD position (100%) is part of a Swiss National Science Foundation grant titled 'Timescapes of ice: Soviet glacier science in Central Asia, 1950s-1980s'. The PhD student will explore the social and material practices of Soviet glaciological research on Abramov glacier (Kyrgyzstan) and Tuyuk-Su glacier (Kazakhstan) in Central Asia between the 1950s and the 1980s. Application deadline 15 October 2020. 

Geology Department, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA.

The Geology Department at Middlebury College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor beginning fall 2021. The department seeks an innovative earth scientist who studies Earth’s climate, hydrosphere, cryosphere, or other environmental systems with approaches that might include numerical modeling, coding, spatial analysis, or data science.

Antarctic Research Centre (ARC), Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

This project seeks to address the role of proxy uncertainties inherent to the proxy formation, preservation, and analysis processes for our understanding of past ice-volume changes by use of Machine Learning methods. Application deadline 31 October 2020.

Centre for Integrative Ecology, School of Life and Environmental Sciences, Deakin University, Australia.

The eXtreme Plant Ecology Research Team at the Centre for Integrative Ecology is seeking a PhD candidate to contribute to an Australian Research Council funded research program aimed at enhancing the resilience of Australian alpine plant communities through strategic restoration practices. Anticipated start date October 2020 or early 2021. 

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA seeks applications for two PhD student positions starting Spring 2021 (application deadline 15 September 2020) or Autumn 2021 (application deadline 5 January 2021) to study the response of glaciers to climate change and their impact on sea-level change and water resources.

The Wyss Academy for Nature at the University of Bern in Switzerland has opened three open-rank professorships in the areas of nature and people in socio-ecological systems, and three open-rank professorships in the area of sustainability transformations for nature and people. 

Deadlines to apply are 14 September 2020 and 12 October 2020, respectively.

University of the Free State (Qwaqwa Campus), South Africa

The Afromontane Research Unit (ARU) of the University of the Free State currently offers one PostDoc and two PhD positions to begin 1 January 2021. Deadline to apply is 30 September, 2020.

CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research), France

The postdoctoral fellow will be in charge of modelling the thermal and hydrological processes of high-mountain permafrost with the software Feflow® (DHI – WASY) for a period of 24 months. This work is conducted in the frame of the research project ANR-19-CE01-0018-01 WISPER : "Water and Ice related processes in Steep alpine bedrock PERmafrost", funded by the French National Research Agency.

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