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Post-doc in modeling iceberg calving – application to Greenland (M/F)

This offer is available in the following languages:
Français - Anglais

Date Limite Candidature : lundi 11 juillet 2022

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General information

Reference : UMR5001-BERBOE-016
Date of publication : Monday, June 20, 2022
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 September 2022
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 2663,79€ and 3953,59 € (depending on experience)
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 1 to 4 years


The aim of this position is to model the laws of iceberg calving, to qualify tan to apply them to the Greenland outlet glaciers in the Elmer/Ice community code (ice dynamics code http://elmerice.elmerfem.org/). Iceberg calving controls the extension of ice sheet margins and is a necessary process for reliable projections of polar ice sheet mass balance on the 100-year time scale.
The person recruited will be expected to continue the developments already underway and document them in the team's wiki. He/she will first apply the model to the international ice sheet model intercomparison exercise dedicated to calving that will be launched in autumn 2022 in the framework of the H2020 PROTECT project. Following this qualification of the calving laws, the model will be applied to Greenland.


- Extend the implementation of common calving laws in Elmer/Ice
- Versioning and documentation of new functionalities
- Realization of of non-regression test cases.
- Adaptation of the level-set method to complex geometries
- Realization of CalvingMIP
- Development of a Greenland configuration with prognostic front positions.


- PhD in Modelling and Scientific Computing, Applied Mathematics or High Performance Numerical Simulation
- Mastering modelling and numerical simulation (Finite Element Method)
- Mastering numerical analysis
- Mastering programming languages (Fortran, Python)
- Mastering Linux operating system
- Mastering development environment (git/code compilation: make/cmake)
- Mastering use of computing clusters
- Knowledge of parallelization techniques (MPI and OpenMP protocols)
- Conceptualisation skills
- Autonomy skills
- Teamwork skills

Work Context

The Institute of Environmental Geosciences (IGE) is a public research laboratory under the supervision of CNRS, IRD, Grenoble Alpes University (UGA) and Grenoble-INP, which works on climate change and anthropisation of our planet in the polar, mountain and intertropical regions, which are particularly sensitive and have major societal stakes.
It brings together around 250 people, including more than 150 permanent members (researchers, teacher-researchers, engineers and technicians) and around 100 staff on fixed-term contracts (PhD students, researchers and IT staff). The laboratory also welcomes several dozen trainees and visiting scientists each year. The laboratory is located on two sites on the Grenoble university campus (Glaciology building and OSUG-B - Maison Climat Planète).
The IGE is one of the main laboratories of the Observatoire des Sciences de l'Univers de Grenoble (OSUG), a federative structure of the INSU.
The person recruited will carry out his/her mission within the Cryodyn team of the IGE and will be placed under the responsibility of Fabien Gillet-Chaulet (CR CNRS) and Mondher Chekki (IR CNRS).

Constraints and risks

The research will be carried out in either French or English, however it is expected that the non-French speaking candidate will endeavour to learn the basics of French in order to facilitate communication and integration into the laboratory.

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