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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral Research Associate in decadal predictability at IPSL

From Eric Guilyardi <>
Date Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:27:34 +0200

Postdoctoral Research Associate in decadal predictability at IPSL



Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) is seeking a Postdoctoral research scientist to perform curiosity-driven research into the physical processes involved in decadal predictability. Several simulations have already been performed using the latest version of the state-of-the-art IPSL-CM5 model. We expect the candidate will contribute to on-going efforts in understanding sources of predictability, such as those associated with initialization or external forcing, both in hindcast (CMIP5) and “perfect model” conditions. The work will thus involve both analyses of simulations as well as performing new simulations.


This position, based at LOCEAN/IPSL, is available within a nationally funded project (including CERFACS, IPSL, Météo-France) and also involves close interactions with several European and international projects (EU-FP7 COMBINE, EU-FP7 THOR, CMIP5,…). It offers the unique opportunity to address new and exciting science questions within a dedicated research team. The candidate will benefit from strong IT and modelling support within the IPSL global coupled modelling group (50 researchers and engineers) as well as the vibrant research environment of the IPSL/LOCEAN and NEMO groups.


You will have:

·      a PhD or equivalent in the physical sciences

·      knowledge in geophysical fluid dynamics, ocean and/or atmosphere circulation and climate system  

·      ability and willingness to work as part of a team

·      experience in statistical analysis/visualization of model output 

·      strong scientific computing skills, including Unix and Fortran

·      experience in running numerical models would be an advantage


The position is initially offered for 12 months, renewable once, and is available from the 1st of January 2012. Salary will be according to experience, within the CNRS band for post-doctoral researchers (2300-3000 Euros ‘brut’ per month, before taxes).


For full consideration, an application letter including a detailed statement of research interest, along with a curriculum vitae (including research experience, publications and conferences, computing, language and other skills – note that English-only speaking candidates are welcomed) and the names, telephone and email address of 2 referees should be sent by email. Review of applications will start Nov 15th 2011.


For more information please contact Juliette Mignot ( or Eric Guilyardi (

Eric Guilyardi  
Tour 45, 4eme, piece 406
UPMC, case 100
4 place Jussieu, F-75252 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 27 70 76
Prof. Eric Guilyardi
NCAS Climate
Meteorology Department
University of Reading
Reading RG6 6BB - UK
Tel: +44 (0)118 378 8315

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