[unav_all] Postdoc position available at Pennsylvania State University

David Pollard pollard at essc.psu.edu
Wed Oct 3 09:59:54 MDT 2012


A postdoctoral research position is available at the Pennsylvania State 
University in ice sheet modeling and numerical techniques. The position 
is funded for a 2-year duration, and is currently open with a flexible 
start date. The postdoc will participate in a large NSF-funded project 
(PLIOMAX) involving coupled Antarctic ice-sheet climate modeling 
during the Pliocene and Pleistocene. The primary role will be to improve 
the numerics of an existing 3-D ice-sheet model, especially in the use of 
sparse-matrix solvers with MPI parallelization on linux clusters. 
There will be ample opportunity to also work on scientific aspects of the 
project, and to interact with project scientists at Penn State and other 
institutions. Applicants can be from computer science or geophysical modeling 
backgrounds, preferably with practical experience in parallel sparse-matrix 
solvers, and be comfortable working with large Fortran codes.

The position will be based primarily at the Pennsylvania State University,
University Park, under the supervision of Dr. David Pollard, with possible 
extended visits to Prof. Robert DeConto at the University of Massachusetts, 
Amherst.

Contact details:
David Pollard
Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA.
pollard at essc.psu.edu.  
(+1) 814 865 2022.

PLIOMAX links:
http://www.pliomax.org/
http://www.essc.psu.edu/~pollard/Pliomax/Raymo_et_al_2009-9.pdf
http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward.do?AwardNumber=1135417&version=noscript



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