Post-doctoral position in modelling subglacial meltwater erosion
The Department of Geoscience (DG), Aarhus University, Denmark, invites applicants for a two-year post-doctoral position in numerical modelling of meltwater erosion under ice sheets as part of the ongoing project "Dynamical modelling of subglacial meltwater erosion during past and future glaciations". The work revolves around building a numerical model of subglacial channelized drainage over soft beds, simulating the formation of tunnel valleys, and predicting the dynamics of erosion processes under the future ice sheets. The study will be utilizing a detailed geological model of parts of northern Germany, at the outskirt of the Scandinavian Ice Sheet during major Quaternary glaciations. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Department of Geology, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany.
The ideal candidate has a strong background in one or several disciplines including glaciology, hydrogeology, numerical methods, and high performance computing. Interest in quantifying geological processes and experience with numerical modelling are essential. The applicants must have a Ph.D. in either geoscience/geology, applied mathematics, physics, cryosphere research, or a related field by the time of appointment. The position is funded by the Bundesgesellschaft für Endlagerung, Germany.
The successful candidate will need to demonstrate a full commitment to the values of equality, diversity and inclusion.
The place of work is the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 2, DK-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark. The beautiful Aarhus University campus is located close to the downtown of Aarhus, the second largest city in Denmark with 400 000 inhabitants. It has a lively and charming downtown close to the Aarhus Bay at the Baltic Sea. In Denmark schools, higher education and health care are free. No candidate will be given preferential treatment, and all applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications for the position in question.
Letter of reference
Formalities and salary range
The application must be in English and include a curriculum vitae, degree certificate, a complete list of publications, a statement of future research plans and information about research activities, teaching portfolio and verified information on previous teaching experience (if any). Guidelines for applicants can be found here.
Appointment shall be in accordance with the collective labour agreement between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations. Further information on qualification requirements and job content may be found in the Memorandum on Job Structure for Academic Staff at Danish Universities.
Salary depends on seniority as agreed between the Danish Ministry of Taxation and the Confederation of Professional Associations.
Aarhus University's ambition is to be an attractive and inspiring workplace for all and to foster a culture in which each individual has opportunities to thrive, achieve and develop. We view equality and diversity as assets, and we welcome all applicants.
Research activities will be evaluated in relation to actual research time. Thus, we encourage applicants to specify periods of leave without research activities, in order to be able to subtract these periods from the span of the scientific career during the evaluation of scientific productivity.
Aarhus University offers a broad variety of services for international researchers and accompanying families, including relocation service and career counselling to expat partners. Read more here. Please find more information about entering and working in Denmark here.
Aarhus University also offers a Junior Researcher Development Programme targeted at career development for postdocs at AU. You can read more about it here.
The application must be submitted via Aarhus University's recruitment system, which can be accessed under the job advertisement on Aarhus University's website.