School of Environmental Sciences, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool, UK.

The University of Liverpool is looking for an outstanding post-doctoral research fellow to work on the UKRI funded 'Ice Sheet and Glacier Stability in a Warming World' project, joining the glaciology group in the School of Environmental Sciences. As a candidate, you should be undertaking internationally-relevant research into the remote sensing of glacial environments and the stability of marine terminating glaciers/ice sheets, with a track record of publishing excellent research in recognised leading journals.

Salary: £34,188 - £39,610 pa

The post will involve working with the PI and a growing number of PhD students to work on novel approaches to analysing remote sensing data at scale, and the integration of this data into numerical models. There will also be the opportunity to take a leading role in fieldwork to the Nuup Kangerlua (Godthåbsfjorden) region of south-west Greenland for the deployment and maintenance of timelapse cameras and automatic weather stations. Interdisciplinary collaboration linked to the project is strongly encouraged as part of the post, within the School of Environmental Sciences and more broadly within/outside of the university.

The appointment is available from 1 September 2019 until 30th April 2023 (3 years, 8 months). Glaciologists at the University of Liverpool currently comprise six academic staff and a growing number of PhD students working on a range of palaeo and contemporary glacial environments. Current research undertaken within the group span observations and numerical modelling of ice sheet/glacier dynamics, hydrology, and mass balance, in addition to ice sheet/glacier geochronology, sedimentology, geomorphology, and reconstruction. There will also be the opportunity become part of the Environmental Change Research Group at the University of Liverpool, offering strong potential for innovative interdisciplinary research.


  • Experience of undertaking internationally leading research in the remote sensing of glaciated environments.
  • Experience with cloud computing and machine learning approaches to the analysis of glaciological data (e.g. Google Earth Engine or similar). 
  • Experience of programming in Python, Matlab, JavaScript and/or similar for the analysis of remote sensing data.
  • Experience preparing and maintaining field monitoring equipment/similar.
  • Peer-reviewed publications in recognised international journals that demonstrate experience of applying remote sensing to glacial environments.


Skills, General and Special Knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge of processes relating to marine terminating glacier dynamics. 
  • Understanding of how remote sensing data can be used for the set up and validation of glacier/ice sheet numerical models. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Applicants should submit an application form, CV, and 2 page supporting statement outlining their suitability for the position. 

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