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[Met-jobs] Job Announcements from APEC Climate Center

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 7 Jun 2011 12:17:37 +0000

Job Announcement: Positions for Research Scientists Open at APEC Climate Center

APEC Climate Center (APCC), located in Busan, Korea, is looking for motivated 
scientists for the following program described below.

APEC Climate Center was established with the endorsement of APEC Senior 
Officials in 2005. It is mandated to provide climate information services to 
the 21 APEC member economies to promote human security and protect life and 
property from hazards associated with extreme climate events. Since then, APCC 
has been steadily gaining momentum in becoming a leading center that provides 
various climate forecast products and capacity building programs in the region. 
Now, APCC is expanding the area of research and service to cater to wider 
socio-economic needs and interests.

1.       Climate Prediction (Intraseasonal to Interannual time scale)

This programs’ objective is to enhance predictability and utility of current 
multi-model ensemble seasonal forecast system in APCC based on various global 
climate model forecasts. Researchers will perform various dynamical and 
statistical modeling, spatial and temporal downscaling, model output 
statistics, multi-model ensemble and the couple model initialization for ISI 
prediction to develop a new climate prediction system of APCC. Basic researches 
on climate predictability and variability are also part of research themes as a 
basis of improving climate prediction system.

2.       Climate Change (decadal to centennial time scale)

One of new mission of APCC is to provide reliable regional climate change 
information for developing adaptation and mitigation strategy. Assessment of 
regional climate change scenarios, detection of long term changes of various 
weather events (heavy rain, drought, tropical cyclones, etc) based on past 
observations and model simulations, understanding of uncertainty in the climate 
change projections are research topics. Other researches to improve our 
understanding and quality of climate change information can be performed.

3.       Climate Informatics and Applications

To create real value of climate prediction for various socio-economic sectors, 
APCC is actively expanding its research area into climate infomatics and 
applications. This program aims to build an efficient provision mechanism of 
climate information to users and also to develop value-added climate prediction 
products on climate variability across time scales including climate change. 
Expertise in climate application modeling (crop, hydrology, air-quality, etc) 
and climate risk managements is desirable. Developing early warning systems for 
climate hazards (drought, flood and other extreme events) and regional 
adaptation strategy for climate change are themes to be tackled.

The position (senior researcher, researcher, or post-doc) will be determined 
based on his/her expertise and work experience. The first term of position is 
up to 3 years with possible renewal based on the performance. The applicants 
should have Ph.D. in climate sciences or relevant field.

To apply: Submit the application form 
( with a cover letter, 
Curriculum Vitae, three letters of recommendation to Mr. Jong-Wook Kang 
(<>) by June 15, 2011.

For more information, please contact Dr. Jin Ho Yoo 

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