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[Met-jobs] Two postdocs in Central and Southern African Climate Variability UMFULA project - UCT

From Chris Reason <>
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Date Fri, 26 Jun 2015 12:43:51 +0000

Two Postdoctoral Research Fellowships


Applications are invited for two post‐doctoral research fellowships on climate 
modelling and analysis over central & southern Africa (CSA) as part of the UK 
DFID funded project UMFULA (Uncertainty reduction in Models for development 
Applications), beginning July 2015. The positions will be based in the 
Department of Oceanography at the University of Cape Town, South Africa.

We seek energetic and motivated young scientists to join an international team 
of researchers working on climate science and applications over Africa. One 
appointee will focus on the multi-scale analysis of global and regional climate 
model performance over CSA relative to observations, and the other fellow will 
focus on regional ocean-atmosphere coupling over the neighbouring oceanic 
regions such as the Seychelles-Chagos thermocline ridge, the Angola-Benguela 
frontal zone and the Agulhas retroflection that are known to be important for 
climate variability and change over CSA.

The tenure of the fellowship is for up to four years, subject to satisfactory 
progress each year. The value of the fellowship is about R300,000 per annum 
(the exact amount depends on the GBP exchange rate). The fellowship does not 
include benefits or travel/relocation costs but there are some funds for 
conference expenses.

1. Applicants must have completed their PhD within the last 5 years in 
Atmospheric Science, Physical Oceanography or Climate Science or a related field
2. Demonstrated experience in regional or global climate modelling
3. Excellent computing and analytical skills

Applications should be sent to and should include:
1. A comprehensive CV, including names and contact details of three referees;
2. A letter of motivation outlining research interests; and

Further information can be obtained from . Please see for further information about the Department of oceanography, 

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2015

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