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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral position in Climate Change modeling (Huaiping Zhu)

From Yongsheng Chen <>
Date Thu, 7 Mar 2013 12:32:22 -0500

Post-doctoral position in Climate Change modeling

LAMPS and Department of Mathematics and Statistics, York University

A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Department of
Mathematics and Statistics at York University to work on Developing
High-Resolution (45kmX45km) Probabilistic Climate Projections of
extreme events over Ontario based on NARCCAP RCM and IPCC GCM results.

Job function and duties:  The main job function is to assess the
possible changes in extreme climate and weather conditions as a
consequence of climate change. This involves investigating and
developing tools to use the relationship between local extremes and
large-scale climatic fields, which are projected in climate scenario
simulations for the future. Climate change probabilistic analysis is
based on the RCMs and GCMs output from the North American Regional
Climate Change Assessment Program (NARCCAP). Participating in research
development with internal and external collaborators across
disciplines;   communicating research results through publication in
peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific meetings.

Job requirements: (a) Education and Experience: Ph.D. in atmospheric
sciences/climatology or related sciences; including course work in
advanced statistics, multivariate statistics, advanced regression
methods and/or Bayesian analysis;  or Ph.D. in applied statistics with
some courses background of atmospheric sciences or climatology or
related sciences. (b) Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Strong
quantitative skills; Knowledge of synoptic dynamics; In-depth
knowledge of climate processes and dynamics with particular knowledge
of climate of North America; Experience in analyzing climate model
results; Demonstrated record of research and publication; Ability to
participate in and interact productively with climate modeling
research groups, statisticians and climate dynamists at NCAR and among
the project partners; Familiarity with UNIX and data analysis
software, NCL, R and/or Matlab; Strong skills in written and oral
communication of research results.

The successful candidate will be co-supervised by Dr. Xin Qiu, Dr.
Neal Madras and Dr. Huaiping Zhu and working with the group including
Dr. Yongsheng Chen, Dr. Rick Bello and Dr. Kaz Higuchi.  The applicant
should be enthusiastic and comfortable working with real as well as
simulated data and must be able to work independently. Experience in
health application of climate change would be an asset.

The appointment will be for one year, with possible extension for
another year. Salary is negotiable and commensurate with
qualifications. Depending on the qualification, teaching a
undergraduate course in the department of Mathematics and Statistics
is possible.  Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae
and the names and contact information for three references by email to

Huaiping Zhu <>.

Applications will continue to be processed until the position is
filled. We thank all applicants, but only those selected for an
interview will be contacted.

Huaiping Zhu
Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director
Department of Mathematics & Statistics,  LAMPS and CDM
York University
Office: N518, Ross Building
Telephone: (416)-7362100 Ext:66085

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