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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral fellowship at the Univ. of Cagliari (Italy)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 17 Mar 2011 09:05:49 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...


POSITION: Postdoctoral fellowship in climate models verification and
downscaling

DURATION/START:
1 year + 1 year (conditional on performance)
Ideal starting date: May 2011.

LOCATION:
Most of the activities will be performed at the Department
of Land Engineering, University of Cagliari, Cagliary, Italy.
The candidate is expected to perform extensive scientific visits
to other Italian Universities and/or to the University of Reading,
Reading, UK, in order to take full benefit from the interactions
with the interdisciplinary working group involved in the project.

NET SALARY: around € 20'000 per year (Good in terms of the cost
of life in Cagliari). Reimbursements available for travel and
accommodation expenses outside Cagliari. Cagliari is a beautiful
mediterranean city benefitting from excellent climate all
around the year.

WORK DESCRIPTION / POSITION SUMMARY:
We are seeking a highly-motivated individual to join our
interdisciplinary research team, based in the University of
Cagliari (Italy), University of Camerino (Italy), and
University of Reading (UK).
The prospective postdoc will focus on the auditing several climate
models and downscaling their outputs.
The candidate will work mainly on the Work Package "Climate Models
Auditing and Downscaling" of the CLIMB project (<www.climb-fp7.eu>),
funded by the European 7th Framework Programme (FP7).
CLIMB is a 4-year project in its second year of activity.
During the first year we have developed some interfaces to cut and
download the climate model outputs on several catchments in the
Mediterranean area, and we have completed this first phase of data
extraction.
The candidate is expected to analyse these data and to develop and
to apply auditing (intercomparison and verification) techniques on
the catchments of interest for the project.
Subsequently the candidate will be involved in the development and
application of downscaling techniques to the variables of interest
for hydrological application.
The research activities are jointly supervised by Roberto Deidda
(University of Cagliari, IT), Valerio Lucarini (University of Reading,
UK) and Antonio Speranza (University of Camerino, IT).
In such a way the candidate will benefit of the experiences of the
mentors in different disciplines ranging from physics, meteorology,
climate science, hydrology and statistics.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATION:
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science or related
discipline.
Deep knowledge and research experience in either climate dynamics,
statistics, or hydrology is required.
As the work includes a non negligible part of programming
on operational computing systems, a good knowledge of UNIX / LINUX
and of programming languages, such as MATLAB or analogous software,
is highly recommended.
Applicants should be fluent in oral and written English.

INSTRUCTION FOR APPLYING:
Applicants should send the following documents:
1. Letter of interest which should include:
a) personal contacts: phone number, e-mail, address, etc.;
b) date of availability;
c) names, fax numbers, e-mail and post addresses of two references;
d) statement of research interests;
2. Curriculum vitae (resume + list of publications).
The above documents should be sent by e-mail to
Prof. Roberto Deidda (rdeidda@unica.it)

CONTACTS
Prof. Roberto Deidda
Dipartimento di Ingegneria del Territorio (DIT)
UNIVERSITA' DEGLI STUDI DI CAGLIARI
Phone: +39 070 6755324
e-mail: rdeidda@unica.it
URL: <http://www.unica.it/rdeidda/>




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