|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Mon, 7 Mar 2011 09:26:14 +0000|
BACKGROUND: We are seeking a POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE to i) further develop a process-based global land surface model (ORCHIDEE) used within the IPSL Earth system model for climate simulations (IPCC-AR5) and ii) strengthen a newly established ERC research team that aims to quantify and understand the role of forest management in mitigating climate change. To this aim, the energy budget calculations within ORCHIDEE and its coupling to LMDz need to be further developed. In particular the current “big leaf” approach used to simulate the mass and energy transfers should be replace by a multi-source representation. of the soil-plant-atmosphere continuum. HOME INSTITUTION: Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE, Gif-sur-Yvette). LSCE is a joint research unit of the Commissariat à L’Energie Atomique et des Energies Alternatives (CEA), the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and Université de Versailles Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines (UVSQ). LSCE employs over 320 researchers covering 30 different nationalities. Their research mission is to contribute to a better understanding of the interactions between human activities in the Earth System, environment and climate dynamics at different time scales. DESCRIPTION OF RESPONSIBILITIES: The major focus of the position is placed on research and code development. The successful candidate will reinforce and widen the expertise of the team while strengthening synergies within the LSCE and LMDz. Research duties include all of the following: literature study, model development (ORCHIDEE land surface model), data processing, and model validation (ORCHIDEE-LMDz; a coupled climate land-surface model), participation in scientific conferences and publication in peer reviewed international journals. The successful candidate will be encouraged to generate external funding in her/his area and as such contribute to further establishing the team. The position is available for up to 3 yrs. QUALIFICATIONS: Given the interdisciplinary nature of the research we are seeking for a highly motivated individual with a Ph.D in for example climatology, boundary layer meteorology, meteorology or physics. A broad interest in natural sciences more specifically biogeochemistry, land-atmosphere interactions and ecosystem services is essential. Rather than for a specific training, we are looking for a candidate who is able to demonstrate her/his ability to develop code, solve numerical schemes and publish peer-reviewed papers. Priority will be given to candidates who can demonstrate experience in programming (especially in Fortran language), manipulating large data sets and working in a multi-disciplinary team. REQUIRED CONTENT OF THE APPLICATION There are no specified forms. Applications and inquiries should be sent to Sebastiaan Luyssaert (Sebastiaan.Luyssaert@lsce.ipsl.fr) and Philippe Peylin (firstname.lastname@example.org). Applications should include a curriculum vitae, statement of motivation, research interests and expertise and names, addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references. The position is immediately available and will remain open until filled with review of applications and interviews starting on March 21st and if needed April 8th. Salary follows national directives and is adjusted for work experience. A dual position may be explored in case the partner has a background in line with the research activities of the LSCE.
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