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[Met-jobs] Postdoc position on short-lived climate forcers (EU ECLIPSE project), LATMOS, Paris

Date Fri, 5 Aug 2011 14:08:07 +0200

Post-doctoral research position on the ?Regional modelling of short-lived
climate forcers? at Laboratoire Atmosphères, Milieux, Observations
Spatiales (LATMOS), Université Pierre et Marie Curie/CNRS, Paris, France

A research position is available for 2-3 years to work on the ECLIPSE
(Evaluating the Climate and Air Quality Impacts of Short-Lived Pollutants)
project recently been accepted for funding by the European Commission. The
main goal of ECLIPSE, which involves several European groups, is to
develop and assess effective emission abatement strategies for short-lived
climate forcers, notably tropospheric ozone and black carbon, in order to
provide sound scientific advice on measures that mitigate climate change
and improve air quality at the same time. A key part of the work will be
to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of global chemistry-climate
models used to assess the climate and air quality impacts of short-lived
climate forcers. In particular, the work at LATMOS will be to carry out
high-resolution case studies using the WRF-Chem model over major emission
regions. Long-range transport between pollution source and receptor
regions (such as the Arctic) will also be investigated. Process based
analysis of ozone and aerosols through comparison with observations will
be used to evaluate model performance.

Applications are invited from post-doctoral researchers with a PhD in
environmental or atmospheric sciences and ideally experience in running
chemical-aerosol models and data analysis. Candidates should have a good
working knowledge of computer programming (Unix, Fortran, IDL/Matlab/NCL),
be proficient in English and willing to work in an international framework
attending project meetings and conferences. The position is available from
late-autumn 2011.

To apply send a detailed CV (including publication list), a letter of
motivation (in English) and email addresses of 3 referees to and

Review of the applications will start in mid-September 2011; the position
is open until filled. LATMOS (( ) is located in
central Paris at the Jussieu campus of Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
( ). It is a joint CNRS/university
laboratory which is also part of the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace
( It carries out research into a wide range of topics
related to atmospheric science.

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