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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Researcher in Regional Climate Modeling

From "Ashfaq, Moetasim" <mashfaq@ornl.gov>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 02 Aug 2011 15:00:49 -0400

The Computational Earth Sciences group of the Computer Science and Mathematics 
Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a Post Doctoral 
Researcher to participate in research involving the development of approaches 
to investigate natural and anthropogenic hydroclimate variability at regional 
and local scales. Using a suite of global-to-regional scale climate models and 
observational datasets, this research will improve the quantitative 
understanding of nature of interactions between fine-scale hydroclimate 
processes and large-scale climate forcing, and role of such interactions in the 
occurrence of high-intensity low-frequency hydro-climate extremes at 
multi-decadal time scales.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
1) Play a key role in the planning and execution of multi-model-driven 
ultra-high resolution global and regional climate modeling experiments
2) Analyze, present and publish research results in scientific conferences and 
peer-reviewed journals
3) Coordinate and collaborate with researchers at ORNL and other DOE National 
Labs.
Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have received a PhD in Atmospheric and 
Oceanic Sciences or a related field within the past five years from an 
accredited college or university.
Required Skills:
1) Strong understanding of current climate modeling techniques with 
demonstrated expertise in the use and application of a Regional Climate Model.
2) Demonstrated ability to perform comprehensive analysis of large climate 
datasets through advanced data analysis techniques and evaluation matrices.
3) Excellent oral and written communication skills.
4) Good publications record in peer-reviewed journals.
5) Expertise in one of the programming languages such as Fortran, C, and 
analysis packages such as MATLAB, IDL, NCL.
Desired Skills:
1) Knowledge of North American climate and global monsoon systems
2) Experience in the use of Global Climate Models data
3) Experience in the use of climate models output in process-based hydrological 
applications and statistical hydrology
We anticipate it to be a two years position, dependent on continuing funding. 
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Technical Questions: For more information about this position please contact 
Dr. Moetasim Ashfaq (mashfaq@ornl.gov<mailto:mashfaq@ornl.gov>). Please 
reference this position title in your correspondence.
Interested candidates should apply online: 
https://www3.orau.gov/ORNL_TOppS/Posting/Details/174
Please refer to the following link for the application requirements:
http://www.orau.org/ornl/postdocs/ornl-pd-pm/application.htm
This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research 
Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for 
Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and 
non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national 
origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or 
disabled veteran.



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