The Glaciers Dynamics lab at the University of Idaho seeks a curious, hard-working, quantitatively-oriented Ph.D. student to study tidewater glacier dynamics around the Greenland Ice Sheet. Following Saturday’s successful launch of ICESat-2, the successful applicant will draw on the satellite’s high spatial- and temporal-resolution elevation data to understand outlet glacier change. Potential research targets include iceberg calving, ice-ocean interactions, crevassing, and glacier bed coupling. The successful applicant will contribute to a NASA-funded project, co-led with Dr. Ginny Catania of the University of Texas, and will begin with at least three years of salary and tuition support as a research assistant.
Highly motivated candidates with backgrounds in geophysics, earth science, physics, mathematics, engineering, or other quantitative fields are encouraged to apply. Programming experience with Python, R, Matlab, or similar is regarded well. Our group values the diverse backgrounds of our members, and individuals identifying with groups underrepresented in the Earth Sciences are especially encouraged to apply. Student support is available starting January 1, 2019, for which applicants are encouraged to apply by October 1, 2018. However, start dates later in 2019 are possible, with later application deadlines.
The University of Idaho, in Moscow, ID, is located in the northern panhandle of Idaho, in the picturesque, vibrant, walkable, small town of Moscow (population of 25,000; https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-getaway-to-the-tuscany-of-america-1532716438). UI has an enrollment of 12,000 students and is the state’s flagship research university. Moscow features access to the mountains and rivers of the northern Rockies and a low cost of living. Additional information about our group can be found at http://tbartholomaus.org/. Information about the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Idaho, including how to apply, is here: https://www.uidaho.edu/sci/geology. To learn more, please send a CV and short expression of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
And finally, congratulations to the NASA ICESat-2 team on their successful launch over the weekend! (https://www.nasa.gov/content/goddard/icesat-2)
Image credit: NASA