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[Met-jobs] PostDoc and PhD Positions in WASCAL (West African Science Service Centre for Climate Change and Adapted Land Use) at the University of Augsburg (Germany)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 6 Dec 2012 15:28:22 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

West African Science Service Centre on Climate Change and Adapted Land
Use (WASCAL)

“Regional Climate Simulations and Land-Atmosphere Interactions”
Postdoc Position (3 years, 100%)
Postdoc Position (2 years, 100%)
Doctoral Position (3 years, 50%)

“Climate Monitoring”
Postdoc Position, 18 months (100%)

The Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research of the Karlsruhe
Institute of Technology (KIT) and the Chair for Regional Climate and
Hydrology of the University of Augsburg, Germany,
offer positions for three postdocs (m/f) and one doctoral student (m/f) in

Climate- and Hydrological Sciences

Starting date: January 1st, 2013, or soon after

to strengthen the WASCAL team
at the KIT Campus-Alpine in Garmisch-Partenkirchen and at the University
of Augsburg.

Within the framework of the international project WASCAL
(<www.wascal.org>) funded by the German Ministry of Education and
Research (BMBF) the impact of climate- and land surface changes on
hydrology, agriculture, biodiversity, and the livelihood of the
population in West Africa is investigated. For this purpose regional
climate models and coupled modelling systems are further developed and
applied for high resolution regional climate simulations and for the
investigation of land-atmosphere interactions. The research work is
performed in close cooperation with several universities and major
research institutions in Germany, the competence centre of WASCAL in
Ouagadougou and further partners in West Africa. Additionally, local and
trans-national observation networks are established in several West
African countries for monitoring climate and water balance and further
characteristics of the West African ecosystem. The establishment of the
climate stations is jointly performed with WMO-GCOS and the national and
international weather and hydrological services in West Africa such as
ACMAD and AGRYHMET.

Postdoc Positions ”Regional Climate Simulations and Land-Atmosphere
Interactions“ An excellent master and PhD degree in meteorology,
hydrology, physics, geo-ecology, environmental science, environmental
engineering, geography or related subjects is required. Extensive skills
in at least one programming language (e.g. FORTRAN) and MATLAB or R are
expected. Comprehensive experiences in the application and advancement
of regional climate models (e.g. WRF, CCLM or RegCM4) and in High
Performance Computing are needed. Fitness for the tropics, willingness
for international trips, team capability and perfect communication
skills in English is required.

Doctoral Position “Regional Climate Simulations and Regional
Land-Atmosphere Interactions“ An excellent master degree in meteorology,
hydrology, physics, geo-ecology, environmental science, environmental
engineering, geography or related subjects is required. Experiences in
at least one higher programming language (e.g. FORTRAN) and R or MATLAB
are needed. Experiences in the field of simulation of atmospheric and
hydrological processes using numerical methods and/or first experiences
in the application of regional climate models are very beneficial.
Fitness for the tropics, willingness for international trips, team
capability and very good skills in English are expected.

Postdoc Position ”Climate Monitoring” An excellent master and PhD degree
in meteorology, hydrology, physics, geo-ecology, environmental science,
environmental engineering, geography or related subjects is required.
Extensive knowledge of state-of-the-art measurement techniques in
meteorology or hydrology, wide experience in the establishment of
meteorological stations and in the development of operational systems
for climate or hydrological monitoring is beneficial. Experiences in at
least one higher programming language (e.g. FORTRAN) and R or MATLAB are
needed. Fitness for the tropics, willingness for international trips,
team capability, perfect communication skills in English and an
organizational talent are required, as well. Very good French skills are
beneficial.

The positions remain open until suitable candidates have been selected.
KIT and the University of Augsburg strive to achieve gender balance at
all levels of employment. We therefore particularly encourage female
candidates to apply for this position. With appropriate qualifications,
applications from persons with handicaps will be treated with preference.

Contact
Please send your application by email to:
Prof. Dr.  Harald Kunstmann
Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Institute for Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU)
Campus Alpine, Garmisch-Partenkirchen
and Chair for Regional Climate and Hydrology
University of Augsburg
Phone: +49 8821 183-208
Email: <harald.kunstmann@kit.edu>



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