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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Position at Boston University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 11 Oct 2011 07:46:01 +0000

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Research Associate (Postdoctoral)

Department of Geography and Environment , Boston University, USA

Goal: Investigate changes in the characteristics of weather and climate
extremes over the United States using novel statistical techniques
combining observations and numerical climate simulations

Project description: The project is funded by the Dep’t. of Energy and
focuses on detecting “hot spot” regions—as well as “flare ups” within
the hot spot regions— that have experienced climate-induced interannual
to multi-decadal scale variations in seasonal-mean precipitation and
extreme event occurrences.  In order to address this question, we will
be applying novel statistical techniques to long-term climate data and
climate model simulations in order to determine uniquely whether, and to
what extent, precipitation over regions of the continental United States
is changing as a result of changes in the underlying climate of the
region. Further we will use these techniques to highlight the role of
stochastic and deterministic processes in producing these seasonal-mean
precipitation variations and extreme event occurrences, with a goal of
identifying regions with high potential for making skillful predictions.

Qualifications: A PhD in atmospheric, hydrologic, or closely related
physical science, or statistics. Desired qualifications include
significant experience in statistical analysis of observational and/or
numerical modeling data and good oral and written communications skills.

Applicants should send the following materials by email (Subject:
‘Detection Postdoc’) to Prof. Bruce T. Anderson at <>: (1)
a cover letter describing research interests and experience, (2)
curriculum vita, and (3) names and contact information for three
references. For full consideration, applications must be received by
October 15, 2011. The position is open until filled; start date is flexible.

Boston University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.


Bruce T. Anderson, Associate Professor
Dep't. Of Geography and Environment, Boston University
675 Commonwealth Ave., Rm.457
Boston MA 02151 USA

Email: <>

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