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Post-Doctoral researcher in modelling/data assimilation H/F

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General information

Reference : UMR5001-BERBOE-003
Date of publication : Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 May 2020
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2 617,05€ et 3729,53€ (depending on experience)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : Indifferent


The postdostoral fellow will carry his mission within the framework of the ANR project MAGIC (The MountAin GlacIer foreCast framework / 2020-2023). MAGIC is a collaborative project between IGE (PI F. Gillet-Chaulet) and the University Friedrich Alexander (Erlangen, Germany, PI J. Fürst). The objective is to improve the forecasting skills of mountain glaciers models.
The postdostoral fellow will work with the finite element ice flow model Elmer/Ice. The mission is to develop and apply data assimilation methods to constrain the basal conditions (friction and topography) from surface observations.


- Development/validation of an ensemble data assimilation framework
- Application to the reconstruction of the basal conditions of the glaciers in the Mont-Blanc massif
- Forecasting the evolution of the glaciers for the 21st century


- Experience in numerical modeling required
- Experience in geophysics required
- Experience in data assimilation
- Experience in glaciology
- Good communication skills

Experience required : Beginner to 7 years

Work Context

The Institute of Environmental Geosciences (IGE) is a public research laboratory under the supervision of CNRS/INSU, IRD, University Grenoble Alpes (UGA) and Grenoble-INP.
It gathers about 240 people including 145 permanent members (researchers, teacher-researchers, engineers), and about 95 PhD students, post-doctoral researchers and staff on fixed-term contracts. The Institute also hosts several dozen trainees and scientific visitors each year. The Institue is installed on three sites of the University Campus of Grenoble (sites Molière, OSUG-B, and Bergès). IGE is one of the main laboratories of the Observatory of Sciences of the Universe of Grenoble (OSUG) which is a federative structure of INSU.

The postdoctoral fellow will work within the CryoDyn team at IGE under the supervision of F. Gillet-Chaulet.

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