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[Met-jobs] Post-Doctorate Position on Numerical Modeling of Climate Change

From Roger Rodrigues Torres <>
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2011 10:44:34 -0300


Funding Agency FAPESP, Project nº 2008/58161-1
Title of the project: Assessment of Impacts and Vulnerability to Climate Change in
Brazil and Strategies for Adaptation Options

Principal Investigator: Jose A. Marengo
Institution: Earth System Science Center (CCST) - Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais


The project offers a post-doctorate two-year position at INPE (National Institute for
Space Research) in Cachoeira Paulista, Sao Paulo, to carry out research on regional
climate modeling over South America using the Eta Model.

One of the objectives of the project is the enhancement of understanding of the
impacts of climate change and identifies the main regions potentially to be affected by
climate change and the vulnerabilities of their populations in Brazil in the following
sectors and systems: water resources, social aspects, weather related natural disasters
and mega cities.

The candidates should have experience on atmospheric modeling (model development
as performing runs and tests). The work will focus on the study of climate change over
South America imposed by the IPCC and other global climate model future scenarios
using the Eta Model - climate change version. The work will consist of high resolution
Eta Model multi-decadal runs and include analyses of mean and extreme conditions in
the present and future climates.

The candidates should send Curriculum Vitae, letters from two referees and a letter
explaining the candidate’s interest in climate modeling research. These documents
should be in PDF to Jose Marengo ( until August 30 2011. The
current scholarship is R$ 5.028,00, (about US $ 3125) free of taxes. The candidates will
be contacted for interview, which can be personally or through Skype. Duration of the
fellowship is 24 months.

Roger Rodrigues Torres
Ph.D. Student
National Institute for Space Research (INPE)
Center for Weather Forecast and Climate Studies (CPTEC)
Phone: 55 12 3186-9541
Personal Webpage:

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