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[Met-jobs] Post-Doctoral Position at the European Commission -Joint Research Centre (Italy)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 7 May 2013 10:43:33 +0000

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A 36-month Post-doctoral position, is available at EC- Joint Research
Centre in Ispra, Italy, applications deadline : 03/06/2013 23:59 CET

TOPIC: “Drought Probabilistic / Ensemble Forecasting”

Applicants must fill the ESRA on-line form on:

A short manual of the ESRA (External Staff Recruitment Application) is
available in

Contractual conditions:

· General rules governing the JRC Grantholder scheme

· Vademecum for Grantholders

· Draft Employment Contract under Italian Employment Law :

DETAILS on Vacancy

JRC’s Climate Risk Management (CRM) Unit is developing methods and tools
for monitoring and assessing extreme events (e.g., droughts & floods)
and their impacts from regional to global scales.

Ongoing work includes the development of a European Drought Observatory
(EDO) for drought monitoring, assessment, and forecasting in Europe and
the development of similar methods and tools for Africa, Latin America
and at the global level.

The CRM Drought Team is looking for a candidate to support and further
develop our activities on drought forecasting, especially medium to
longrange probabilistic /ensemble forecasting. The candidate will apply ensemble
forecasts from ECMWF and other forecasting centres for meteorological
drought forecasting, but also as input to land surface models that can
provide related drought products, such as soil moisture anomalies. The
tasks include the development, implementation and testing of forecasting
methodologies for selected drought products as well as the provision of
meteorological expertise to the team.


The ideal candidate should have a Ph.D. in meteorology or closely
related disciplines or a minimum of 5 years of research experience in
the mentioned fields after the first degree giving access to doctoral

She/he should have experience in working with meteorological forecasts
including ensemble forecasting and should be familiar with handling
large meteorological datasets. Demonstrated experience with related
programming, specifically in R or similar languages, and scripting tools
are essential.

Good knowledge of spoken and written English is required. The knowledge
of another community language would be an advantage.

Relevant publications and presentations should be highlighted.

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