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[Met-jobs] Post Doctoral position in Meteorology or Climatology - Gobabeb, Namibia

From "Olesen, Folke-Soeren (IMK)" <>
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Cc Theo Wassenaar <>, "" <>
Date Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:56:47 +0200

Post Doctoral position in Meteorology or Climatology - Namibia

The Gobabeb Research and Training Centre has a Post Doctoral position open for persons interested in meteorology or climatology to oversee and contribute to the scientific output of their varied climatology progamme. With SASSCAL/ FogNet funding, the Centre is investigating all aspects of the occurrence of fog, a key component of the Namib ecosystem, and its potential alteration with climate change.

This involves, inter alia, managing data from nine meteorological stations located across the steep W-E climate gradient of the central Namib, collaborating with the German Weather Service to rescue complementary long-term data and collaborating with partners in climate modelling addressing the sea-land interface of the Benguela system. In addition to the FogNet programme, the Centre houses a variety of meteorological measurements in collaboration with the Max Planck Institute, the University of Basel Meteorological programme, the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology meteorology programme, a sampling programme for the National Oceanography and Atmosphere Administration, a First Order Weather Station and a variety of smaller programmes based at Gobabeb. A parallel programme of the Gobabeb Cente, FogLife, is establishing a monitoring and research baseline to address ecosystem changes influenced by anticipated climate change.

Gobabeb Centre is a Joint Venture NGO affiliated with the Desert Research Foundation of Namibia and the Ministry of Environment and Tourism located in the central Namib Desert 110 km from Walvis Bay. A salary commensurate with that expected at university level is offered.

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. Interested persons should contact Dr Mary Seely ( or Dr Theo Wassenaar (

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