Postdoctoral Research Associate - Glacier-volcano interactions

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Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) in remote sensing (satellite) analysis of glacier-volcano interactions. The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 2 years, and is supported by a Leverhulme Trust Research Project Grant ('Using glaciers to identify, monitor, and predict volcanic activity').

The principal role of the PDRA is to develop remote sensing methods for the automated detection of volcanic activity at glacier occupied volcanoes globally, based on glacier response to volcanic unrest (as demonstrated, for example, by the development of anomalous features on glacier surfaces). The aim is to generate tools for identifying past, ongoing, and imminent volcanic eruptions, and publish associated journal articles. Given the emphasis on tool development, a background in remote sensing and/or GIS is essential. An interest in glaciology and/or volcanology would also be useful - though not essential.

The applicant will be based in Manchester (UK) working with the project leader and PhD student, but will also have the opportunity to spend time in Aberdeen (UK), where a co-investigator is based.