|From||"Roger Brugge" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Tue, 16 Dec 2014 17:17:59 +0000|
POST-DOCTORAL POSITION: SEASONAL TO DECADAL CLIMATE FORECASTS FOR CLIMATE SERVICES. Location IC3 Headquarters in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain General description and work environment The Institut Català de Ciències del Clima (IC3) is a climate institution created by the Government of Catalunya and the University of Barcelona, aiming at understanding climate change and variability, the dynamics and theory underlying those changes and the impact on society. IC3 focus on the Mediterranean regions, tropical Africa, South America and Southeast Asia. The Climate Forecasting Unit (CFU) undertakes research to forecast global climate variations from one month to several years into the future (also known as seasonal-to-decadal prediction). The unit members also investigate the impact of climate variability in socio-economic sectors, and the management of such risk via the development of climate services for renewable energy, insurance, etc. For details, see www.ic3.cat<http://www.ic3.cat/> and http://ic3cfu.wikispot.org<http://ic3cfu.wikispot.org/> The Climate Forecasting Unit (CFU) at IC3 seeks a climate scientist with experience in climate forecasting, to formulate global and local seasonal to decadal climate forecasts applicable to the renewable energy sector. Main duties The successful applicant will lead the tasks of the development of climate information from the most complete set of climate (sub-seasonal to seasonal) forecasts. This will be done in the context of the development of global climate services to optimize renewable power supply and energy demand. He/she will formulate calibrated climate forecasts for their application in a quasi-operational service for a range of identified end users. The applicant should have in-depth experience in dealing with, formulating and verifying multi-model climate forecasts from the output of state-of-the-art dynamical and empirical climate forecast systems. Expertise in bias correction, model combination and calibration to provide additional forecast skill and value is essential with, ideally, knowledge of empirical downscaling techniques. Experience in the development or provision of forecasts for an operational service or decision support tool for end users will be valued. Applicants should show an interest in advancing the understanding, relevance and evaluation of climate predictions to the end users. He/she will prepare manuscripts to be submitted for peer-reviewed publication in high-impact journals and present results at European and international conferences. Reporting to the Head of the CFU, Prof. Francisco Doblas-Reyes, the candidate will be expected to advance and manage his/her own work-plan in close collaboration with the climate services manager, whose role is to bridge the gap between the producing centers and the actual users of the climate information. Tutoring and monitoring of early-career scientists working towards the same research objectives will also be part of the role. The person appointed will be involved in the EU and national-funded New European Wind Atlas project (NEWA), and will collaborate with partners in other European projects such as SPECS, EUPORIAS and EUCLEIA. His/her activity will be positioned within the context of WMO’s Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS). The aim of such projects and the GFCS is to advance climate predictions to provide actionable seasonal to decadal climate information to key sectors of society. This position therefore presents the opportunity to work alongside a wide range of leading, international climate scientists delivering cutting-edge climate science and climate services across Europe. The incumbent will enjoy joining one of the leading and most dynamic European groups in the field of climate prediction for climate services. Desired skills & qualifications Applicants must have a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, applied statistics, or a related field. Ideal candidates will have several or all of the following attributes: • Experience in working with and analysing global climate model predictions; • Knowledge of weather types and tropical/extratropical teleconnections; • Knowledge of multivariate statistical climate data analysis; • Experience in the development or provision of forecasts for an operational service or decision support tools for end users; • Experience with statistical downscaling techniques for climate data; • Advanced programming skills in R, as well as knowledge of cdo, nco, fortran and/or python; • Knowledge of bash; • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; • A willingness and temperament to facilitate the communication between climate scientists/modellers, climate impact researchers, and users of downscaled climate products from local, national and international agencies, industry, and non-profit organizations. Conditions and application procedure The initial contract will be for 18 months, with a possibility for extension depending on performance of at least one more year. Additional extensions will be possible subject to the availability of funds. The position will start as soon as possible. The salary will be commensurate with experience. To apply, please send your CV accompanied with a brief statement (max. 1 page) of interest and experience with the following subject “Application for Atmospheric Science - Post-doctoral Position” by e-mail to email@example.com<mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
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