|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 26 Apr 2011 08:24:07 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... A team of four postdoctoral fellows is being organized to participate in a collaborative Investigation of Decadal Climate Predictability and Hydroclimate Impacts (IDCPI) on the Western US The University of Southern California (USC), the University of Hawai`i at Manoa (UH), the University of Colorado (UC) and the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invite applications from outstanding individuals whose background is in climate dynamics, climate system modeling, isotope climatology and climate data analysis to participate in a multi-year project funded by the National Science Foundation, Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Science. Lead PIs are Dr. David Noone, UC; Dr. Lisa Sloan, UCSC; Dr. Lowell Stott, USC; and Dr. Axel Timmermann, UH. The postdoctoral team will conduct collaborative research with the PIs • to investigate North American hydroclimate variability as expressed isotopically in precipitation (both in modern precipitation at stations throughout the western US and in tree cellulose from a network of tree sites and speleothems), • to quantify the effects of sea-surface temperature forcing on droughts in the Western US over the past 3-5 centuries • to study dynamical processes that contribute to the potential decadal predictability of climate variations using the community earth system model CESM • to improve initialization techniques for decadal climate forecasts • to study how the local hydrology in the western US responds to large-scale sea surface temperature-induced atmospheric variations using regional climate models. The goal of this endeavor is to improve predictability of decadal-scale hydrologic variability, including drought that is likely to have a major impact on the western US in the future. Each postdoctoral fellow will reside at one of the participating institutions but will spend some amount of time together with other team members at one or more of the institutes. Ideal candidates are expected to be comfortable in collaborative research environments and to exchange knowledge and expertise as a means of providing a broader breadth of training and experience between disciplines. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, oceanography or a related field. Advanced programming skills using supercomputer architectures and previous experience with climate models or multivariate statistical climate data analysis tools are highly desirable. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Applicants are asked to submit vitae, a statement of research experience and interests, a statement regarding the preferred host institution, and names and contact information of at least 3 academic references to Dr. Lowell Stott Department of Earth Sciences University of Southern California, Science Hall, Room 235 Los Angeles, CA 90089-0740. For further information about the positions please contact Dr. Lowell Stott at <email@example.com> or +1-213-740-5120. <http://earth.usc.edu/~stott/>
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