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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Researcher in hydro-climate predictions and impact assessments at ORNL

From "Ashfaq, Moetasim" <>
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Date Thu, 18 Aug 2011 10:34:50 -0400

Postdoctoral Researcher in hydro-climate predictions and impact assessments

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 on understanding the roles of natural and 
anthropogenic forcing in near-term decadal-scale regional hydro-climatic 
variability over continental United States and South Asia. In addition, the 
research will also focus on the projection of potential impacts of 
decadal-scale regional hydro-climatic variability on energy, water resources 
and associated critical infrastructures. This research will use a suite of 
Earth system models and statistical techniques to downscale predictions from a 
multi-model ensemble of IPCC-AR5 GCMs to an ultra-high horizontal resolution of 
4 km over the United States and the South Asia.

The successful candidate will be expected to 1) develop and perform experiments 
with regional and hydrological models on Oak Ridge Leadership Computing 
Facility (OLCF) 2) present the research at national and international 
conferences, and 3) report results in peer reviewed journals, technical 
manuals, and conference proceedings.

This position requires a PhD in Atmospheric and Hydrological Sciences or a 
related field within the past five years from an accredited college or 
university. Candidate is expected to have a strong understanding of North 
American climate and/or South Asian monsoon system. Experience in the use and 
application of a regional climate model and/or a hydrological model, and 
ability to perform advanced data analysis on large datasets is required. 
Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills, 
organizational skills, and strong personal motivation are necessary. Ability to 
work effectively and contribute to a dynamic, team environment is required. 
Ability to assimilate new concepts and adapt to a rapidly evolving scientific 
and computational environment is necessary. Experience with numerical methods, 
parallel algorithms, MPI, FORTRAN, C, C++, and parallel software development on 
large scale computational resources will be an advantage.

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 (<>). Please 
reference this position title in your correspondence.

Interested candidates should apply online:

Please refer to the following link for the application requirements:

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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