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Research Fellow in Physical Geography and Environmental Science

Northumbria University

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary: £39,347 to £44,262
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 24th January 2024
Closes: 26th February 2024
Job Ref: 2168
 

Post based at Northumbria University, Newcastle City Campus. The role is fixed term for 24 months.

The closing date for applications to this post is Monday 26th February.

CPOM is a community of UK universities led by Northumbria University, working in partnership with the British Antarctic Survey on behalf of the Natural Environment Research Council. We also have active and long-standing partnerships with a range of external organisations, including the European Space Agency, NASA, and the UK National Centre for Earth Observation. In this role you will work with Professor Andrew Shepherd at Northumbria alongside a large group of cryosphere researchers within the Department of Geography and Environmental Science.

Applications are invited for a two-year research fellow position to support CPOM’s participation in the Drivers and Effects of Fluctuations in sea Ice in the ANTarctic (DEFIANT) project and our National Capability objectives. The successful candidate will work within the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM), based in the Department of Geography & Environmental Sciences within the Faculty of Engineering and Environment at Northumbria University, Newcastle, UK.  The work is funded by the Natural Environment Research Council’s DEFIANT project, and its program of national capability science.

About the role

The focus of this role will be to develop and validate a retrieval for the depth of snow on ice from airborne radar data with the aid of in situ measurements and regional climate predictions. You will apply the snow depth retrieval to satellite radar altimeter observations acquired by relevant satellite missions, oversee the design, production, and testing of a drone-based radar system, and support work on the CPOM sea ice altimetry data processing software system.

You will also be required to maintain up to date documentation of processes and produce regular reports on your progress towards achieving CPOM’s national capability objectives.

Further information about the requirements of the role is available in the person specification

About you

The successful candidate will have a PhD in a quantitative subject such as physics, mathematics, computer science, engineering, or in a related, numerate discipline such as geophysics or meteorology. The successful candidate will have a high level of ability and experience in scientific programming, a track record of analysing and interpreting large geophysical datasets, and the ability to independently develop and successfully carry out their own research ideas. Knowledge and experience of satellite altimetry or similar Earth Observation techniques is essential.

We would like this post to start as soon as possible. For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Professor Andy Shepherd (Andrew.shepherd@northumbria.ac.uk).

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply Now', and submit a covering letter and a CV.

Please note that if you do not have permission to work in the UK, Northumbria University may not be able to obtain a Certificate of Sponsorship for you to take up this position.

Academic staff will normally be on campus for approximately two days per week when face to face teaching is scheduled, and as required to undertake research using specialist facilities.

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