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[Met-jobs] Global Ocean Modeller - Position available with NIWA, New Zealand based

From "Sharon Visesio (Adcorp NZ)" <SharonVisesio@adcorp.co.nz>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 9 Oct 2013 13:40:00 +1300

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Global Ocean Modeller

·         Based in Wellington, New Zealand

·         Fixed-term opportunity

 

NIWA is a dynamic research organisation whose purpose is to enhance the economic value and sustainable management of New Zealand's aquatic resources and environments, to provide understanding of climate and the atmosphere and increase resilience to weather and climate hazards to improve safety and wellbeing of New Zealanders.

 

NIWA operates a state-of-the-art global coupled atmosphere-ocean-ozone chemistry model used to investigate global climate and composition change. In association with this effort, we have an exciting two year fixed-term opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate with experience in modelling the global ocean to join the Lauder and Wellington teams.

 

As part of an interdisciplinary effort, you will use NIWA and other model simulations, as well as available observations, to characterize and explain past, present, and future climate change in the oceans of the Southern Hemisphere. Your work will contribute towards improving understanding of how atmospheric composition change, particularly increasing greenhouse gases and ozone recovery, and feedbacks with the global ocean, will shape the climate of the Southern Hemisphere, particularly in the New Zealand and Antarctic regions, throughout this century. You will be associated with the Lauder team producing global chemistry-climate-ocean simulations and with the oceanography and climate modelling groups in Wellington. You will liaise with the national and international climate and ocean modelling community.

 

With a PhD degree, completed before the start of the position, in oceanography, meteorology, or a related field, you will have:

·         Experience in modelling the global ocean within a climate model

·         Experience in modern analytical methods used with global ocean datasets

·         An excellent background in computing (Windows, UNIX, FORTRAN, and a scripting language such as IDL are essential)

·         A proven ability to publish scientific papers in international, peer-reviewed journals

·         Strong communication skills and good proficiency in the English language

·         Experience with the NEMO model and/or the Unified Model would be advantages

 

As an engaged team player, you will enjoy working with the Wellington and Lauder groups and with teams across NIWA's other sites, communicating positively and productively with a wide range of staff. You will be self-motivated and results-orientated, conscientious and well organised, with a keen eye-for-detail.

 

We provide an excellent work environment, offer competitive remuneration and benefits, free parking and an attractive waterfront location at Greta Point.

 

A job description, online applications and further information about NIWA can be found at https://careers.sciencenewzealand.org/niwa/niwa-jobs

For informal inquiries please contact olaf.morgenstern@niwa.co.nz in Lauder or graham.rickard@niwa.co.nz in Wellington.

 

Applications close on Sunday, 3 November 2013.

 

Suggested links:

http://www.niwa.co.nz

http://www.niwa.co.nz/atmosphere/projects/chemistry-climate-modelling

http://www.royalsociety.org.nz/2012/10/25/morgenstern

 


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