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[Met-jobs] 2 post-doctoral positions in atmospheric chemistry and dynamics modelling, LATMOS-IPSL, Paris

From Slimane Bekki <slimane.bekki@latmos.ipsl.fr>
To met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk, marchand <Marion.Marchand@latmos.ipsl.fr>
Date Thu, 12 Jan 2012 11:43:47 +0100

2 post-doctoral positions in atmospheric chemistry and dynamics modelling, LATMOS-IPSL, Paris

Full time: 1 year initially, but renewable
Starting Date: flexible although the positions are available immediately

The role of solar variability in climate change is still a topic of considerable scientific and societal importance. The aim of the first project is to produce calibrated time series of solar irradiance variations over the last 2000 years using a combination of ice-core isotopic measurements analysis and chemistry-transport modelling (http://volsol.cerege.fr/doku.php). The second project focuses on identifying and quantifying mechanisms by which solar variability affect various layers of the atmosphere and ultimately climate using chemistry-climate modelling (http://smsc.cnes.fr/PICARD/).

The successful applicants are expected to drive modelling activities and take responsibility for the relevant model developments and simulations. This work will be undertaken in close collaboration with other project partners in France and Europe. The results are expected to be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in the peer-reviewed literature.

Applicants should have a PhD in atmospheric science and ideally a strong numerical modelling background. Demonstrated skill/proficiency in, at least, two of the following areas is required: running complex model codes, advanced knowledge of numerical modelling and statistics, skills in scientific programming (e.g., Fortran) and graphical/mathematical packages such as IDL and/or Matlab. Experience in operating the LMD model is also desirable.

Interested applicants should send by e-mail a letter of interest, a CV, and the names of three contactable referees to Slimane Bekki and Marion Marchand (slimane.bekki@latmos.ipsl.fr, marion.marchand@latmos.ipsl.fr; ttp://www.latmos.ipsl.fr/). Please direct informal enquiries to the same contacts.





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