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[Met-jobs] Post-Doctoral Fellowship with ArcTrain-Canada (Canada)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:26:14 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

(usual apologies for cross-posting,...Colleagues are asked to bring this
to the attention of competent students/graduates)

What were the relative impacts of changing deglacial meltwater fluxes
and changing ice sheet geometry on atmospheric and ocean circulation?
How did sea-ice respond and in turn feedback on the rest of the
climate system? What actually happens to a deglacial meltwater plume
as it propagates past coastal fjords and through turbulent boundary
currents? And how can we better represent these processes in coarse
resolution GCMs? We are seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) to
investigate these questions as part of a large collaborative project.

The PDF will initially be based in the glacial dynamics group at MUN
(Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's). He/she will have
extended visits with ArcTrain-Canada (www.arctrain.ca) co-supervisors at
the University of Alberta (Edmonton, high resolution ocean modelling)
and the UQAM (Montreal, comparison of model output to paleo-oceanographic
records).

Applications are invited from creative self-motivated candidates with a
deep interest in Earth systems modelling/science. Applicants must have
completed a PhD in physics, meteorology, physical oceanography, or
closely related areas by the start of PDF. Applicants must also be
interested in working in a collaborative environment on computationally
intensive projects. Required qualifications:

- published record in ocean, atmosphere, and/or climate system modelling
with GCMs (preferably the CESM)
- Solid understanding of geophysical fluid dynamics and
atmospheric/ocean physics
- Detailed knowledge of data analysis methodologies for climate models
- Experience in using FORTRAN or C, and analysis packages such as
OCTAVE/MATLAB or R
- Experience with Linux/Unix systems, including the writing of shell scripts

Term: 2 years
Start date: January, 2015 (or soon thereafter...)

Computational resources are second to none: The Glacial Dynamics group
at MUN has a dedicated 540 core cluster (to be upgraded to over 1000
cores in 2015) and access to further computational resources
through ACEnet and SciNet.


Associated benefit: the spectacular natural environment of
Newfoundland, Canada


Interested candidates should contact Lev Tarasov (<lev@mun.ca>). Please
include a full CV, contact information for references, and a statement
of interest.

Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to Nov
30/14. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

Lev Tarasov - Dept of Physics and Physical Oceanography,
Memorial University of Newfoundland.
email: lev@mun.ca
http://www.physics.mun.ca/~lev/
Tel (709)-864-2675
Fax (709)-864-8739



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