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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Position at the City University of New York Institute for Sustainable Cities (UK)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:39:09 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Postdoctoral Position in Climate Data Analysis Starting Fall, 2014

at the City University of New York Institute for Sustainable Cities


The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP)
manages a system of 19 interconnected reservoirs that supply drinking
water to over 9 million consumers in New York City and surrounding
areas. NYCDEP’s Climate Change Integrated Modeling Project (CCIMP) is an
ongoing NYCDEP project to evaluate the potential impacts of climate
change on water quantity and quality in the city’s water supply
system.The City University of New York’s Institute for Sustainable
Cities (CISC) has a contract to support NYCDEP’s efforts in this area.
Work will involve collaborative efforts with an interdisciplinary team
of scientists, and will also provide opportunities for leadership in
specific aspects of the work.

Position details:

·Starting date: fall, 2014 (The position is expected to be available as
of August 1, 2014, but actual start date will depend on candidate
availability and finalization of funding.)

·End date: June 2016, with a possibility of renewal for up to two
additional years.

·Location: Kingston, NY, 100 miles north of NYC in the Catskill
Mountains and the Hudson River Valley

Key tasks include the following.

·Investigate / implement stochastic weather generators for downscaling
GCM output.

Collaborate with other project scientists to incorporate stochastic
weather generator results into water system sensitivity studies to
identify climate related stress levels that may lead to potential water
quality / supply concerns.

·Investigate and implement downscaling methods that incorporate the
effects of extreme events.

·Support other scientists on the team to: update future climate
scenarios using CMIP5 output that will be used to drive watershed and
reservoir models; and to develop other watershed, reservoir and system
model applications related to climate change.

The candidate should have the following qualifications:

·Ph.D. in atmospheric science, hydrology, civil or environmental
engineering, geography, or a related discipline. Candidates with a
Master’s Degree and strong research achievement will also be considered.

·Experience in the development and use of downscaling and / or
stochastic weather generation models (preferably but not necessarily for
hydrological applications).

·Experience in analysis of climate data and GCM/RCM output for
developing climate change scenarios.

·Experience with data analysis software and/or statistical software such
as R, IDL, MATLAB, etc.

·Demonstrated ability to communicate research results to scientific
community through peer-reviewed papers, conference presentations and/or

·Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment

Application Instructions:

·For more information please send a letter of interest and curriculum
vitae electronically to:

Allan Frei

Department of Geography and CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities

Hunter College, City University of New York <>

·Application deadline is July 15, 2014

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