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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral position in Climate Variability at IDL (Lisbon)

From Ricardo Trigo <>
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Date Thu, 7 Apr 2011 11:35:19 +0100


            The Climatology and Climate Change group at IDL (Univ. Lisbon) has open a call for a Post-doc fellowship within the framework of project ENAC (Evolution of North Atlantic Climate; the role of Blocking and Storm-tracks in the Past, Present and Future climate of Southern Europe) funded by FCT.


Work description: The main purpose of this fellowship is to assist the team achieving the deliverables defined in the ENAC project. Thus the candidate will participate in the evaluation of extra-tropical cyclones and blocking events and their linkages with extreme events (i) throughout the last millennium; and (ii) in future climate change scenarios by using climate simulations of several state-of-the-art GCMs. The candidate will work extensively with standard Reanalyses databases (NCEP/NCAR and ECMWF and the recent 20th century reanalysis dataset, developed by CIRES/NOAA. Diagnosis will be performed for the entire Northern Hemisphere, but with particular emphasis over the Euro-Atlantic sector. Concerning the past climate, particular attention will be devoted to evaluate these associations during specific anomalous periods such as the Little Ice Age (LIA), or the Medieval Warm period. Regarding extreme events, major emphasis will be placed in long-lasting precipitation (droughts) and temperature (heat waves) extremes over Europe.


Academic background and skills required: The ideal candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences, with solid knowledge in Climate Dynamics and impacts of large scale circulation in climate at the regional scale. We seek preferably individuals with strong background handling large-scale patterns (e.g. ENSO, NAO, PNA, etc) and synoptic scale features (e.g. blockings, cut-off lows, storm-tracks). Good programming skills in FORTRAN and MATLAB (or IDL) are required. It is an advantage a high level of familiarization handling large datasets (e.g. ERA40, NCEP/NCAR or ERA-Interim) as well as output from GCMs.


Application: Applications should be submitted between 1-04-2011 and 16-04-2011. The applications must be formalized by sending a motivation letter and the curriculum vitae including the following elements: Contacts; Prior research and work experience; Academic education including a list of subjects concluded and respective classification; List of publications; Letters of recommendation.

Selection and attribution criteria: Candidate’s curriculum vitae with emphasis on prior experience with similar datasets and methods. Good programming skills constitute an asset as well as the number and quality of peer reviewed publications. If necessary a telephone interview may be required.

The applications should be sent by e-mail to Ricardo Trigo



                  Dr. Ricardo Machado Trigo


Centro de Geofísica da Universidade de Lisboa,
Laboratório Associado IDL
Faculdade de Ciencias, Universidade de Lisboa
Campo Grande, Edificio C8, Piso 3,  1749-016 LISBOA

Tel:  +351 217500855,   Fax: +351 217500977


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