|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:41:13 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... Applications are invited for a 9 months post-doctoral position starting in February 1st, 2012 or asap after that date, to work on the following topic: “ Impacts des facteurs climatiques sur la production des vecteurs du paludisme en zone rurale du Sahel et stratégies d’adaptation” (acronym of the project : PALUCLIM) under the responsability of the “Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques - Groupe d’Etude de l’Atmosphère Météorologique” a center for research within the French meteorological service (Météo-France, CNRM-GAME, URA1357, Toulouse, France) and the Climatology Department (Météo-France, Toulouse, France). The deadline for application is the 31th October 2011. Context: Météo-France is funded for PALUCLIM following the call from GICC “Gestion des Impacts du Changement Climatique” (climate change, risks and societal impacts France is particularly concerned by environmental changes associated with climate variability and change and pluridisciplinary impacts. This is particularly true when public health is concerned , since vectors and reservoirs for infectious diseases may found more favourable conditions to extend and propagate. One of the objective of Paluclim is to understand the mechanisms involved with malaria epidemics, using a combined remote-sensing and in-situ approach and implying several disciplines, i.e., meteorology, climatology, hydrology, entomology, environmental sciences, cattle farming and health information systems, among others. The pilot project and its conceptual approach is conducted in district of Nouna in Burkina Fasso and is meant to be applied to other places such as southern Europe or northern rim of the Mediterranean Basin. Work description: The work plan for the selected candidate will include the following steps : - get acquainted with modelling and statistical techniques for seasonal or monthly forecasts in general and more specifically over western Africa during the summer monsoon; - using downscaling techniques (based on automatic classification, multiple regression) to apply the seasonal or monthly forecast to Burkina Fasso; - developing a downscaling tool in ensuring its possible reuse in other territories as West Africa, overseas French departments or Europe. - participate in real-time to the release of risks map in Burkina Fasso The product is to be shared to decision makers involved with end users depending on health information in Burkina Fasso. Automatically, seasonal forecasts products are also to be put on-line though the dedicated website: redgems.org to facilitate access. Required qualifications: 1) A Ph.D. in meteorology / hydrologic or environmental sciences, or a valid engineer diploma . 2) An expertise computing languages. 3) A good experience in statistical techniques 4) influent in both French and English practical information: The successful applicant will be based at the Climatology Department of Météo-France (Toulouse, France), near another group also involved in the project : CNRM (National Meteorological Research Center) with possibility of on-site lodging. The position will start on February 1st 2012, or asap after that date and for a 9 month duration. Stipend depends on level of expertise and follows CNRS rules: gross salary around 2300 euros/month (possibly more according to the candidate’s experience) In order to be fully considered the application letter must include a detailed statement of research interest, along with the most recent curriculum vitae with two recommendations. The package should be sent via E-mail before the 31th of October 2011 to: <firstname.lastname@example.org>, <email@example.com>, <firstname.lastname@example.org> and <email@example.com> For more information, please contact Dr. Yves Tourre Météo-France, Direction de la Climatologie 42 avenue G. Coriolis 31057 Toulouse cedex 1 France Tel. : +33 (0)5 61 07 81 49 Fax : +33 (0)5 61 07 83 09 Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
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