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[Met-jobs] Post-doc Fellowship at the University of Cape Town (South Africa)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 13 Oct 2011 07:43:48 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...
A Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (PDRF) in climate change and land
surface processes has been established by the University Research
Committee of the University of Cape Town.

Applications for the Fellowship are invited from suitably qualified
candidates, who will contribute to the development of a South African
capacity in regional-scale land surface modelling, by implementing,
testing and developing the JULES land-surface model in the southern
African context. The modelling capacity will then be used to explore a
number of critical questions of relevance to global change in Southern
Africa including: the response of savannah systems to climate, land
use management and CO2 fertilisation; understanding regional
hydrology, water resources and climate change; regional carbon cycling
and budgets.

Value and tenure:
The Fellowship valued at R200,000 per annum (tax free), and is tenable
for one year, with a second year of tenure available, contingent on
satisfactory progress through year one. The PDRF will work under the
supervision of Professor Mark New.

Conditions of award:
Applicants should satisfy the following criteria:
(i) the PhD must have been awarded within the last 5 years;
(ii) research experience in land-surface modeling, or a closely related
field;
(iii) experience of working in a Linux/Unix environment;
(iv) strong or emerging publication record;
(v) ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team;
(vi) the successful applicant will not have held any professional
permanent posts since qualifying with the PhD degree;
(vii) the successful candidate will be required to comply with the
policies and practices for the Postdoctoral Research Sector at the
University of Cape Town, and
(viii) the successful candidate will be required to register at the
University of Cape town as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow and will be
expected to commence the required research by no later than 1 Feb
2012.

Application Procedure:
Suitable candidates should provide the following:
(i) a letter of application;
(ii) a CV which includes full details of publications;
(iii) copies of academic transcripts for the Master’s and PhD degree*, and
(iv) the names of two referees, who are academics with whom the
applicant has worked.

Complete applications must be submitted to Ms S Whitmore
(<shirley.whitmore@uct.ac.za>) by no later than 21 October 2011.
For further information about the research fellowship, please contact
Mark New (<mark.new@uct.ac.za>).

*Certified copies of transcripts and certificates will be required
before the successful candidate can take the position, but uncertified
copies are sufficient at the application stage.



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