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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Postdoctoral Fellow at NCAR (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Mon, 19 Dec 2011 09:13:27 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Climate and Statistics Postdoctoral Fellow

This is a new, full-time two year term position. Applications for this
position will be accepted on a continuous basis until the position is
filled.

NCAR - Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL)
Institute for Mathematics Applied to the Geosciences (IMAGe)

BASIC JOB FUNCTION: Performs analysis of the climate model output from
the North American Regional Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP)
related to projects regarding adaptation to climate change. Performs
statistical downscaling of global climate models involved in NARCCAP.
(<http://www.narcaap.ucar.edu>)

Participates in determination of how to weight different models for use
in developing a Bayesian probabilistic model of regional climate change.

DUTIES INCLUDE: Contributes to determination of credibility of regional
and sub-regional results of climate model simulations of the program and
related projects. Performs statistical downscaling of global models used
in NARCCAP for specific locations and performs trend analysis of
temperature and precipitation observations. Interacts with all groups
related to adaptation planning for climate change and other data
analysts involved in the program. Participates in research development
with internal and external collaborators across disciplines.
Communicates research results through publication in peer-reviewed
journals, meeting proceedings and presentations at scientific meetings.

REQUIREMENTS INCLUDE:

      Education and Experience:

         Ph.D. degree in atmospheric sciences/climatology or related
sciences; including course work in advanced statistics, multivariate
statistics, advanced regression methods and/or Bayesian analysis.

     Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

         Strong quantitative skills.
         Knowledge of synoptic dynamics.
         In-depth knowledge of climate processes and dynamics with
particular knowledge of climate of North America.
         Experience in analyzing climate model results.
         Demonstrated record of research and publication.
         Ability to participate in and interact productively with
climate modeling research groups, statisticians and climate dynamicists
at NCAR and among the project partners.
         Familiarity with UNIX and data analysis software, NCL, R and/or
Matlab.
         Strong skills in written and oral communication of research
results.

     DESIRED (but not required):

         Knowledge of global and regional climate models.
         Knowledge of climate of North America.
         Familiarity with NCL, R, and/or MatLab.


Job Location: Boulder, CO US

Further Information is available at:

< http://tinyurl.com/postdoc-12057 >




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