|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 13 Mar 2012 09:05:45 +0000|
Forwarded from CLIMLIST... The division of Climate and Environmental Physics in collaboration with the Space Research and Planetary Sciences, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland, opens a position for a PhD student in Atmospheric Modeling of Habitable Planets. In the framework of the newly founded Center for Space and Habitability (CSH) the candidate will explore parameter space in planetary parameters (size, rotation rate, orbital elements). The basic tool of research is the Community Earth System Model (CESM) provided by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and a model of intermediate complexity (PlanetSimulator, developed by the Meteorological Institute of the University of Hamburg). The candidate will primarily work with the atmospheric component of CESM. Tasks: - Adapt the atmospheric component of CESM to be applicable for different planet configurations, e.g., size, orbital parameters, surface properties, and gas content of the planetary atmosphere. - Use PlanetSimulator to extensively explore parameter space in planetary parameters (size, rotation rate, orbital elements). - Perform sensitivity experiments with CESM with respect to specific planetary parameters -Analysis of the atmospheric circulation, eddies, and weather statistics. Requirements: - Diploma or Master degree in physics, meteorology, or environmental sciences. - Computer skills in some of FORTRAN, MATLAB, R/S-Plus, NCL, and shell-programming on Unix or Linux platforms. - Good language skills in English (written and spoken). - Strong motivation and ability to carry out research in an interdisciplinary environment. - Strong reporting skills. - Knowledge in climate modeling with CESM or PUMA II/PlanetSimulator is an advantage. Project location and start: Climate and Environmental Physics, Physics Institute, University of Bern, Switzerland. The project will start on 1st June 2012 or negotiable. Employment: The position will be funded for three years. The employment and salary is subject to the conditions of the Swiss National Science Foundation. Application: The application documents contain your Curriculum Vitae, copies of your Diploma/Master marks/certificate and thesis, as well as a statement of interest (1 page). Please attach two names of referees (including their addresses and emails). Applications are considered as they are received. Please send your detailed application to: Prof. Thomas Stocker Physics Institute University of Bern Sidlerstrasse 5 3012 Bern Switzerland or Email to <email@example.com>
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