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[Met-jobs] IC3 - Barcelona - PostDoctoral Researcher in Climate Dynamics

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Date Thu, 21 Mar 2013 12:06:21 +0100

Postdoctoral Researcher in Climate Dynamics


IC3 Headquarters in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain


The Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3) is a climate institution
created by the Government of Catalunya and the University of Barcelona,
aiming at understanding of current and future climate at both global and
regional scales, while aiming at improve and further develop technical
capabilities and tools to simulate unprecedented changes in climate
impacts on societies and economies. IC3 focus on the Mediterranean
regions, tropical Africa, South America and Southeast Asia.

The Climate Dynamics and Impacts (UDIC) Unit is interested in research
fields as diverse as Mediterranean and tropical climates,
teleconnections and global climate dynamics, ENSO genesis and its
predictability, the role of climate variability on the global carbon
cycle and understanding, detecting and simulating climate impacts,
particularly on human health (e.g. infectious diseases). We are
particularly involved in understanding the ranges of climate
sensitivity, in trying to decipher the ways ENSO impacts different
regions – using both statistical and dynamic models – and the
implications ENSO has for extremes and impacts on socio-economic factors.

For more details about the research institute, please have a look at our

We are looking to recruit a 12+12 month full-time Postdoctoral
Researcher in Climate Dynamics. The selected applicant will join the
UDIC and the RG. Global Climate Variability and will give support also
to research on climate-driven infectious diseases models. Expertise on
tropical climate dynamics and climate modelling is expected from the
candidate and capacity to bridge the gap with mathematical modellers and
statisticians working on the simulation of infectious diseases.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, applied
statistics, or a related field. Ideal candidates will have several of
the following attributes:

Previous ‬experience in working with and analyzing global climate model
outputs and data downscaling.
Demonstrated experience/knowledge on tropical climate dynamics and
Multivariate statistical climate data analysis skills.‬
Previous experience in applying climate information within the context
of climate impact studies.‬
Advanced programming skills using R, cdo, nco, fortran and/or python.‬
Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.‬
A willingness and temperament to facilitate the communication bridge
between climate scientists/modelers, climate impacts researchers and
users of climate information.
Capacity to write proposals, manuscripts and to work with other
colleagues in a highly collaborative environment will also be valued.


The position is opened for 12+12 months. Possibility of extending the
contract beyond two years will be possible depending on the
accomplishments by the candidate.The position starts preferably in April
or May 2013 or as soon as possible after that date.

Salary will be commensurate with Spanish standards for postdoctoral
contracts: Gross salary 27.582-29.087.

To apply, please send your CV and application letter with the following
subject “Application for the PD CLIMATE DINAMICS” by e-mail to

Selected final candidates should ask for three letters of recommendation
from scientists from places other than their current workplace. A letter
from the PhD advisor is already encouraged. Possibility for an immediate
incorporation will be strongly considered.

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