|From||Myrto Valari <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 11 Dec 2012 16:01:18 +0100|
Please find attached the announcement of a two-year post-doc position at LMD-IPSL in Paris France. Job title: Two year post-doctoral position at LMD-IPSL on the mitigation strategies that can be used to reduce urbanization and climate change effects on the local air-quality to a mid-century horizon (2030-2060). Location: Laboratoire de Météorologie Dynamique/Ecole Polytechnique, Paris, France Job description: Changes in urban design and traffic policy, demography, climate and associated adaptation and mitigation measures, and environmental policies, are likely to modify both outdoor and indoor air quality and therefore public health. The proposed project will focus on the Paris metropolitan area and aims to improve our understanding of future exposure situations by developing an integrated modelling approach including climate change, urban meteorology, local emissions, indoors air-quality and time-activity. Mid-century meteorology and regional scale air-quality datasets incorporating climate change will be provided by the IPSL-CM/WRF/CHIMERE model suite as part of the European FP7 IMPACT2C project. As part of the project, the local agency AIRPARIF will develop future emission projections for Paris to the 2050 horizon based on available scenarios on local policies, urban planning, traffic management, vehicle fleet and economic growth. To investigate the effects of green areas and different building types on the increased heating over urban areas (heat island effect) and city ventilation, our collaborators from the Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium will conduct urban climate simulations under several land-use scenarios using dedicated flux models over Paris (Town Energy Budget model). The research position proposed here involves (i) the downscaling of regional air-quality simulations to the urban scale (e.g. horizontal resolution of 2-4km) using the novel subgrid scale scheme incorporated in the CHIMERE model; (ii) developing, modeling and interpreting exposure scenarios combining the existing climate and air-quality datasets with population and activity data and (iii) the collaboration with the “Centre Scientifique et Technique du Bâtiment” to incorporate an indoor air-quality module to the aforementioned exposure model. The successful candidate will be part of an international and interdisciplinary team including air-quality modelers, epidemiologists and city planners in the framework of the European ERA-NET project ACCEPTED (beginning of the project January 2013, duration three years). Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes full social and health benefits. Requirements: The candidate should hold a PhD in atmospheric science or a closely related field completed within the last five years. Demonstrated experience in atmospheric modeling. Proficiency with pertinent computer languages and tools (Unix, Fortran, Matlab or Python). Ability to communicate effectively in English. Your application should consist of a cover letter explaining how your education, experience and background qualifies you for this position, as well as a curriculum vitae and contact details for three people who have agreed to act as references and can comment on your qualifications and experience relevant to this position. Applications should be addressed to: Myrto Valari: myrto.valari at lmd.polytechnique.fr and Laurent Menut: laurent.menut at lmd.polytechnique.fr. For more information please contact myrto.valari at lmd.polytechnique.fr Applications received by January 31st, 2013 will be given full consideration. The project is expected to start by March 1st 2013. Best Myrto Valari -- m
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