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[Met-jobs] PhD Position at KNMI (The Netherlands)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Tue, 22 Oct 2013 08:17:35 +0000

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Subject PhD position Arctic Climate (Temporary position)
Date 11 October 2013
Number KNMI 2013/12

At the Global Climate Division of KNMI, in De Bilt, The Netherlands,
there is a temporary position for:

PhD student in Arctic climate research

General information

KNMI is the national Dutch knowledge center for climate and climate
change. An important KNMI task is therefore to assess and interpret
climate changes and to make scenarios of local and regional climate
change to support adaptation policies and measures. For this we
cooperate with established researchers, both nationally and
internationally. In doing climate research and for making the climate
scenarios we employ numerical models of the large-scale circulation in
the atmosphere and ocean coupled to sea ice and land modules.
Additionally, we make use of observations of the climate system

Job information

An important question is to what extent near-future climate changes in
the Arctic regions will impact the West-European and Dutch climate,
including extremes (for example cold winters), and what will be the
governing mechanisms. Within this project we will use high-resolution
global climate models, including the in-house model EC-Earth, to
investigate these influences in detail. Moreover, the projected warming
of the Arctic and the associated reduction in sea ice will have
consequences for Dutch socio-economic activities in the Arctic (oil/gas
exploitation, fishery, shipping/transport, tourism), and will thereby
impact relevant policies. Within this project we will address the
climatological boundary conditions related to the relevant policy areas
using the aforementioned climate models, including the associated
uncertainties. The PhD student will work in the department Global
Climate of the KNMI under the supervision of dr. R. Bintanja. The
research will lead to a doctoral degree (PhD) at Wageningen University.


We seek an innovative, result-oriented candidate with good
multidisciplinary skills
who is able to work in a team, and with the following qualifications:
• MSc in meteorology or a related study area
• Excellent analytical skills, knowledge of physical climate mechanisms
en of
statistical methods in weather and climate research
• Experience in (large) numerical modeling
•Experience in programming (e.g. Fo rtran), Linux, and visualization and
analyses software is desirable
• Affinity with climate and climate change research
• Fluent in English (verbally and in writing)

Location: De Bilt
Salary: Start at max. € 1.934,18 gross per month
after 1 year max. € 2.047,12 gross per month
after 2 years max. € 2.222,13 gross per month
after 3 years max. € 2.571,64 gross per month

The position is temporary for a period of 4 years.
More information can be obtained from Richard Bintanja, telephone number
+31 30 2206499, e-mail: <>

Applications should be sent before 2 November 2013 with reference to
vacancy number KNMI 2013/12 by e-mail to: <>

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