|From||"Arnico K. Panday" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:39:17 +0545|
[please re-post due to updates]
Due to new year holidays at ICIMOD and elsewhere, we have decided to extend the deadline for the atmospheric modeler (“modeller in British English) position at ICIMOD to January 6, 2013.
To remind: We are in the process of building up in-house atmospheric research at the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Kathmandu, Nepal, with plans to set up two atmospheric observatories (one in Nepal and one in Bhutan), to organize field campaigns, to set up a regional data center, and to set up a modeling center.
At the moment we are looking to hire someone to get us started with the atmospheric modeling work using a new Linux cluster. We are looking for someone with enthusiasm, programming skills, experience using a variety of models (especially at the regional scale), a good understanding of the atmosphere, and the ability to work relatively independently (but interacting actively with the international modeling community and the handful of atmospheric modelers in Kathmandu).
We are currently looking to hire someone for three years, but subject to funding, there could be the possibility of staying longer. We are very flexible in considering candidates ranging from recent PhDs (or people with a Master’s and plenty of relevant experience), to senior faculty. The salary will of course reflect the level. ICIMOD provides excellent salary and benefits, including retirement plans, health insurance, moving expenses, paid vacation time, as well as family and schooling allowances. Expat staff and their families receive annual roundtrip tickets back to their home countries, a housing allowance in Nepal, and tax-free status.
The modeler will be primarily based at ICIMOD headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal, but will be expected to travel to international conferences and training programs, and to visit field research sites around the Himalaya.
There are more details in the message below. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply please visit the ICIMOD Employment Online Application System for proper processing and consideration of your application.
Thanks a lot.
Lead Atmospheric Scientist & Atmosphere Initiative Coordinator, ICIMOD
Research Assistant Professor, University of Virginia
Terms of Reference
Title: Atmospheric Modeller
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) is a regional intergovernmental learning and knowledge sharing centre serving the eight regional member countries of the greater Himalayas – Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, and Pakistan. Our aim is to influence policy and practices to meet the associated challenges emerging in the greater Himalaya region. To do this we bring together top researchers from the region and from around the globe to generate and disseminate state-of-the-art knowledge in the physical and social sciences for evidence-based decision making; and we provide a neutral meeting point for transboundary research, knowledge sharing, and collaboration. Working to deliver impacts in Regional Programmes across four Thematic Areas – Livelihoods; Ecosystem Services; Water and Air; and Geospatial Solutions – supported by integrated knowledge management, we seek to improve the lives and livelihoods of mountain women, men and children, now and for the future.
ICIMOD’s Regional Programmes, which cut across the Thematic Areas, will provide platforms for integrative research and policy-relevant advice. Currently five Regional Programmes have been developed (Adaptation to Change; Transboundary Landscapes; River Basins; Cryosphere and Atmosphere; and Mountain Environment Regional Information Systems), while acknowledging the potential to develop more such programmes. While the Thematic Areas will focus on developing methodology and knowledge products for individual areas of work, the Regional Programmes will be oriented towards integration and delivering impacts. Within the Regional Programme on Cryosphere and Atmosphere, the Atmosphere Initiative currently hosts projects focused on improving atmospheric science on the greater Himalayan region, as well as analysing the mitigation and policy options for addressing air pollutants and their climate impacts at both regional and urban scales.
Role of the Atmospheric Modeller
Under the direct supervision of the Atmosphere Initiative Coordinator and under the general guidance of the Water and Air Theme Leader, the Atmospheric Modeller will build up, run, and maintain an in-house modelling centre at ICIMOD capable of simulating meteorology, pollution transport, gas and aerosol chemistry, and climate at regional and local scales in the greater Himalayan region.
Responsibilities and tasks
The Atmospheric Modeller will be expected to:
The duty station is Kathmandu, Nepal; occasional travel in the region and to international conferences will be required.
Three years, with the first six months on probation, and with a possibility of extension beyond three years subject to ICIMOD’s future funding levels.
Preferably starting as soon as possible.
Salaries and benefits of ICIMOD are competitive with other regional organizations; remuneration is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Gender and Equity Policy
Qualified and eligible women candidates and those from disadvantaged backgrounds are highly encouraged to apply. ICIMOD implements a gender fair policy and is supportive of working women. It operates a Day-Care Centre at the campus and is committed to gender mainstreaming at the organisational and programmatic levels.
Method of application
Applicants are requested to apply online before 30 December 2012 through ICIMOD's online application system.
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.
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