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Research Fellowship in ice sheet AI
Wellington, New Zealand
Victoria University of Wellington
  • Postdoctoral Researcher
  • Faculty/Lecturer
  • Research Scientist
The Antarctic Research Centre (ARC) at Victoria University of Wellington, NZ, together with the Centre for Data Science and Artificial Intelligence (CDSAI), are pleased to invite applications for a new fully-funded 3-year Research Fellowship. The successful applicant will join an existing and dynamic team of Antarctic scientists and engineers, and will bring expertise in machine learning, deep learning, explainable AI modelling and visualisation techniques, to the ARC. Working with experts in AI from the CDSAI, the Research Fellow will develop AI and machine learning techniques to help the ARC achieve its goals by undertaking statistical projections of future ice sheet and ocean changes, investigating how the polar regions respond to future emissions trajectories over a range of timescales. This work is enabled by the NZ$13M “Our Changing Coast” Programme, and also connects with Projects 1 & 2 of the NZ$49M “Antarctic Science Platform”. 
In particular, we seek applicants with:
  • PhD either in artificial intelligence, machine learning, applied statistics, computer science, data science or in the physical sciences (e.g. ice-sheet and/or climate modelling) with a significant computational and computer programming component.
  • Demonstrated practical experience setting up and running machine learning/statistical models, preferably for physical science applications.
  • Proven skills in presenting results to a wide range of audiences, including peer-reviewed publications.
In addition to a generous salary package, one fully-funded Ph.D studentship will also be made available to the successful applicant for a related research project.
Full details on the role, as well as how to apply, can be found here:

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