|From||"Roger Brugge" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Thu, 20 Oct 2011 07:45:18 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... REFERENCE: IC3-UDIC-2011-02 LOCATION: IC3 headquarters in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain ENVIRONMENT: IC3 is a newly established climate institution settled by the Government of Catalunya and the University of Barcelona, aiming at understanding future climate change and the dynamics and theory underlying those changes. It has also as main interests the accurate simulation of the interplay between climate and the biosphere and its feedbacks and the development of seasonal-to-decadal predictability capacities. In addition to studying processes at the global scale, IC3 will focus on the Mediterranean regions, tropical Africa, South America and SE. Asia. IC3 will have a body of 100-125 scientists in 8-10 years and a total staff around 200 people. Working languages of IC3 are English, Catalan and Spanish. For details, see <www.ic3.cat> Within IC3, the Unit for Climate Dynamics and Impacts (UDIC) led by the Dr. Xavier Rodó, is focusing on the improvement of the simulation of climate impacts, particularly climate effects on health, energy, food and the water cycle. UDIC is now seeking for a highly motivated young scientist for the working group of climate-driven diseases. Candidates are expected to take the lead in developing next generation of models for Vector-Borne diseases (VBD) and waterborne diseases (WBD), respectively and contribute to strengthen the capacities of the UDIC group on Climate and Health. The conditions for enrollment are detailed below: DESCRIPTION AND MAIN DUTIES OF THE POSITION: Two year (1+1) post-doctoral contract for improving VBD models in the framework of a recently funded European project. The project seeks to generate accurate seasonal-to-decadal changes in the incidence of malaria and Rift Valley fever in African countries as well as leishmaniasis and CCHF in eastern Mediterranean countries. The candidate is expected to collaborate with the Climate Forecasting Unit of the institute, which takes the lead in the generation of climate projections. REQUIREMENTS: Skill and demonstrated ability and experience in building, calibrating and in the validation of mathematical models (stochastic ODE systems...) for modelling the dynamics of VBD or/and (WBD). Experience in procedures for estimating modelling parameters (e.g. MIF methods), will be highly valued. The candidate should have demonstrated facility in handling large databases (especially climatic databases) and in programming languages needed for developing code and scripts, as well as proven skills in advanced statistics is a strong requirement. Capacity to write proposals, manuscripts and to work with other colleagues in a highly collaborative environment will also be valued. Flexibility for traveling to Africa and the US when needed will be also valued. Candidates without a demonstrated ability or a proven track of papers where the build-up of dynamical models is central will not be considered for this position. REMUNERATION: Salary will be commensurate with Spanish standards for postdoctoral contracts, starting at S12 (29.000 €/year) but higher scales might be considered for exceptional candidates. Possibility of extending the contract beyond the two years will be possible on the basis of exceptional achievements, and tenure-track possibilities may be considered only after evaluation by the Scientific Advisory Board of the Institute at the termination of the contract. LENGTH OF CONTRACT: Two years, renewable. STARTING DATE: The position starts preferably during the last quarter of 2011, or as soon as possible after that date. APPLICATIONS: The application form and aptitude test should be downloaded from IC3's website <www.ic3.cat> Applicants should fill in the application form and the aptitude test and email both to <firstname.lastname@example.org>, indicating IC3-UDIC-2011-02 on the "Subject". Selected final candidates should ask for three letters of recommendation from scientists from places other than their current workplace. A letter from the PhD advisor is encouraged. Possibility for an immediate incorporation will be strongly considered. These letters should be addressed to <email@example.com>. IC3 is an equal opportunity employer. Calls are open until filled. IC3 will notify the selected candidates as soon as possible. CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, and the evaluation of first candidates will start on November, 7th, 2011. Please, check at IC3's webpage the link for the status of the offer.
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