2 Postdocs, ice-core science, Cambridge, UK

The Department of Earth Sciences, University of Cambridge, UK, seeks two Postdoctoral research associates (PDRA) in ice-core science.


The successful applicants will also work closely with the British Antarctic Survey.

The posts run for three years, and are part of the project "Warm Climate Stability of the West Antarctic ice sheet in the last interglacial (WACSWAIN)", led by Eric Wolff and funded by the European Research Council.

The project will retrieve a new ice core to assess the state of the Ronne Ice Shelf and the West Antarctic Ice Sheet at the last interglacial.

1. One PDRA will develop a system to measure total air content in this and other cores, and will also lead work on the dating of the new core.

2. The second PDRA will add methane and water isotope analysis systems to an existing CFA melter setup and lead the continuous analysis of the core.

It is expected that both PDRAs would participate in one Antarctic field season and play major roles in interpreting and publishing the new ice-core data.

Applications and further details

If you have (or soon will) a relevant PhD and are interested in the jobs, please look at further details at http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/?unit=u00183 and contact Eric Wolff (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) to discuss the position.

The closing date for applications is 3 March.