Research Fellow in Cryospheric Science

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
15 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
21 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have skills in modelling and monitoring the impacts of climatic changes on glacial environments?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking to recruit an independent and ambitious Postdoctoral Research Fellow on the NERC-CONCYTEC funded project PEGASUS, which aims to maximise the opportunities and minimise the risks presented by emerging glacial lakes in high-elevation catchments of the Peruvian Andes. You will first spend time collating climate model outputs for the Cordillera Blanca and the Cordillera Vilcanota, Peru, before working in Ottawa with project partners at Carleton University, to derive forecasts of permafrost evolution in the study region. You will subsequently be based in Leeds, but working remotely with partners at WSL in Switzerland to supply the necessary climate model inputs for simulations of glacier change. You will also contribute to field seasons in the study region maintaining glaciological, climatological and hydrological monitoring stations, and to in-country project meetings and stakeholder engagement events. You will have existing skills in numerical modelling, programming, and an appetite for fieldwork at high-elevation, as well as a track-record of publishing high-quality papers from your previous research. The post includes an allocation of funds for conference attendance and for job-specific training courses if required.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Duncan Quincey, Associate Professor

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3312, email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.  
Due to funding limitations it is unlikely an appointment will be made higher than £34,189 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 17 months due to external funding)    
Closing Date:  Wednesday 21 August 2019    
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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