|From||Martin Widmann <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Cc||Martin Widmann <email@example.com>|
|Date||Wed, 1 Jun 2011 17:49:36 +0100|
The University of Birmingham (UK) - School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences is offering a position for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of climate modelling and statistical downscaling as part of the international project PLEIADES. We seek a highly motivated researcher to improve our understanding of and our capability to predict regional changes in precipitation extremes. The researcher will adapt statistical downscaling models that have been developed by the project partners and that are based on modern multi-variate extreme value statistics for use with the ECHAM6 and HadCM3 atmospheric general circulation models. In a first step simulations will be undertaken in which the states in the atmospheric models are nudged to the ERA reanalysis to provide the basis for fitting the downscaling models. These will then be applied to existing ensemble simulations for the 21st century as well as to decadal predictions to provide improved scenarios for changes in extreme precipitation over Europe. The researcher will work with Dr. Martin Widmann and closely collaborate with the project partners Prof. Douglas Maraun and a second postdoc at IfM-Geomar at the University of Kiel, and Dr. Mathieu Vrac at the LSCE in Gif-Sur-Yvette near Paris. Longer stays at both institutes are an integral part of the project. The successful candidate will have a first degree in meteorology, physics, mathematic, statistics or a similar field and a PhD related to climate modelling. Very good computing skills (Unix, Fortran, and preferably Matlab or R) and strong statistical and mathematical skills are essential. The University of Birmingham is one of the leading, research-intensive UK universities and the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences has strong research activities in meteorology and climatology. For more information see http://www.birmingham.ac.uk and http://www.gees.bham.ac.uk. The post is funded by the Volkswagen Foundation and for a period of 30 months with a preferred start date of 1 September 2011. The starting salary is £27,428 a year, in a range up to £35,788 a year. Please include a letter of motivation, your CV, and a list of publications as a single pdf with your application. Please do not hesitate to contact Martin Widmann (firstname.lastname@example.org) for informal inquiries. Closing date: 30 June 2011 Reference: 47357 Interviews will be held on 7 July 2011 To download the details and submit an electronic application online visit: www.hr.bham.ac.uk/jobs alternatively information can be obtained from 0121 415 9000.
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