September 2011
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[Met-jobs] postdoctoral position at LOCEAN: tropical upscaling processes in NEMO/WRF coupled model

From sebastien masson <>
Date Thu, 29 Sep 2011 15:20:27 +0200

Open position for 1 post-doctoral position in ocean-atmosphere modeling at LOCEAN-IPSL, Paris University, France.

The successful candidate will work at LOCEAN-IPSL (Paris 6 University) in the tropical climate variability team for a new project dedicated to “peta scale multi-grids ocean-atmosphere coupled simulations”. This 3-year project is funded by the French National Research Agency (ANR) and will start on February 2012. This is a one-year position, renewable for 2 additional years depending on performance.

This project focuses on new pathways toward a better representation of the multi-scale physics that drive climate variability. We are targeting to identify and understand the mecanisms responsible for the climate models strongest biases in the Tropics. This involves developping a high resolution modeling platform for ocean-atmosphere coupled simulations. This new tool is designed to explore the impact of the high spatial resolution not yet approachable by the current climate models. To reach this goal, we will use a coupled model based on NEMO for the ocean, WRF for the atmosphere and OASIS for the coupler and perform simulations on peta-scale machines such as the Bullx “Curie”. 

The successful candidate must show an interest in air-sea interaction and tropical climate variability. She/He will take in charge the atmospheric part of the coupled model. She/He will participate to the realisation and the analyses of the ocean-atmosphere coupled simulations. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or in a related field, such as oceanography or climate sciences. Experience in tropical atmospheric modeling is required, including computational skill. Good knowledge of WRF and its nesting functionality will be highly appreciated. Experience in statistical analysis of large data sets, and in running large numerical simulations are also a plus.

Interested applicants should email a curriculum vitae and contact information for two references to Sebastien Masson: smasson at

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