The Professorship of Forest Ecology, ETH Zürich, Switzerland

The Professorship of Forest Ecology is a dynamic, interdisciplinary research team that examines both theoretical and applied questions in forest ecology by combining empirical and modeling techniques. The team seeks to appoint a PhD student to conduct research on aboveground-belowground interactions in managed forests and to provide projections of their future dynamics based on a simulation model. 

Screening of applications starts on 25 October 2020, and applications are accepted until the position is filled. Estimated starting date is 1 January 2020. 

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

The Earth System Dynamics research group at the University of Tübingen, Germany, announces 1 PhD position or 1 Postdoc position associated with a new DFG-funded project (“REAL: Reconstructing Eastward Propagation of Surface Uplift in the Alps: Integrating Stable Isotope Palaeoaltimetry and Palaeoclimate Modelling”) that is part of the priority program “Mountain Building Processes in 4D”. Deadline to apply is 30 October 2020.

The ETH Board has an open position for Director of of the the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research (WSL). The person appointed will hold a joint professorship at ETH Zurich and EPFL.

Deadline to apply is 30 October 2020.

Afromontane Research Unit and Department of Plant Sciences, University of the Free State (UFS), Quaqua Campus, South Africa

The Afromontane Research Unit and Department of Plant Sciences at the University of the Free State (UFS): Qwaqwa campus, is advertising a Post-doctoral fellowship focusing on reproductive ecology of indigenous and invasive plant species in Afromontane regions of Southern Africa. Deadline to apply is 31 October 2020.

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Ohio State University, Ohio, USA

The Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center (BPCRC) of The Ohio State University announces the 2020 Byrd Fellowship Program for Postdoctoral Researchers. Application deadline 31 January 2021. 

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.

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.

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.

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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