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[Met-jobs] Post-Doc Position at CRC/Biogeosciences Lab (France)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:16:47 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The position will be open at CRC/Biogeosciences lab, Dijon France.

Job location and provisional date of taking office:
Dijon ? France, 18 months (with a possible extension to 24 months
depending on the net salary fixed) post-doc position available in
January 2013.

Context and contribution of the position:
The work, supported by the GICC (Program Management and Impacts of
Climate Change), will be carried out in close collaboration with other
research groups involved in the HYCCARE-Bourgogne project (Alterre,
Agro?cologie, Listo, CESAER, BRGM, Water agencies, ...). The project
aims in documenting vulnerability to the likely impacts of climate
change on water resource. Successful adaptation strategies require, as
an essential foundation, both scientifically sound and credible high
resolution projections of key climatic variables, and the means to make
these projections available and relevant to the needs of water resources
modelers, planners, managers and policymakers.

The work will consist to enable an integrate approach, from climate
projections up to hydrologic modeling to assess the potential impacts
future climate change on droughts severity, river discharge and recharge
of aquifers. Specific objectives will be:

1) downscalling (with ARW/WRF) the CMIP5 (RCP 2.6 and 8.5) global
data-model (Arpege-Climat) for the 21st century;
2) quantifying and reducing the bias (rain) for observed climate at
regional scale;
3) analysing the climate change impact on the surface climatology of
Burgundy for the production of credible inputs for hydrologic and
hydro-geologic model.

Training ? Experience:
Candidate should hold a PhD in either climatology, geosciences,
environmental physics or a related field with proven experiences in
handling modeling tools, data handling and data-model interactions.

Skills and knowledge required:
Strong skills in climatology and regional climate models downscaling
Proven experience with the ARW/WRF model is absolutely essential.
Knowledge of NetCDF data formats including analysis tools (e.g. NCL,
NCO, CDO) in combination with large data volumes is mandatory.
Strong scientific computing skills using scripting language (e.g.
Matlab, R) in standard Linux operating environments on clusters.
Multidisciplinary and transverse vision of issues related to hydrology
and water ressources is an added advantage.
Ability to synthesize and writing in English and excellent relational
and taste for teamwork.

The net salary per month is between 2000? and 2400?. It is determined
based on professional experience and skill.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a current CV, and
professional references to Thierry Castel (, Yves
Richard ( and Philippe Amiotte-Suchet
( by October 31st, 2012.

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