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[Met-jobs] Vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher at KNMI

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:59:03 +0000

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI) has a vacancy for
a postdoctoral researcher on Earth system modelling.

General information
KNMI is a research, monitoring and forecasting organization for
meteorology and seismology. It provides weather alerts, produces climate
information, and gives advice and information on meteorology, climate
and seismology to stakeholders and the general public.

The Department of Research & Development on Weather and Climate Models
is a recently formed research unit consisting of experts on weather,
climate and atmospheric composition modelling. It supports the
operational weather forecasting and alert function of KNMI, and
contributes to the international network of scientific research in these
areas. Expertise areas concentrate on modelling (extreme) meteorological
events, physical, chemical and dynamical processes in the atmosphere,
sea level rise and global and regional climate change. The research unit
consists of approximately 50 staff members and is involved in many
national and international research projects.

Job information
We are looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on the interactive
simulation of aerosol related processes in the global climate model
EC-Earth. The candidate will contribute to the further development of
EC-Earth as an Earth system model by improving the representation of
natural and anthropogenic aerosols and by coupling emissions of aerosol
precursors to dynamic vegetation. Special attention will be given to the
effect of wildfires on aerosols. In addition, the candidate will perform
and analyze model simulations for AerChemMIP, as part of the Coupled
Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6). The candidate is expected to
present his/her work at project meetings and international conferences
and publish the results in peer-reviewed journals.

The work will be carried out as part of the CRESCENDO project. CRESCENDO
(Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments,
kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach) is a five-year project funded
under the European Union Horizon 2020 programme, starting 1 November
2015. CRESCENDO involves 25 European institutes and includes the seven
leading European Earth system models.

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD degree in atmospheric science
or a related field. Applicants will be knowledgeable in aerosol and
climate science and have good programming and analysis skills.
Experience with coding in Fortran or an equivalent language, Unix/Linux
environments, and analysis tools like cdo, Python, R, or similar
software packages is required. The successful applicant will have good
verbal and written communication skills.

The position is temporary for a period of three years, starting in 2016.
Considering the current composition of the research unit, women are
explicitly invited to apply for this position.

Further information about this position can be obtained from dr. Twan
van Noije (+31 30 2206562,
See also

Interested applicants are kindly asked to send an application letter and
a curriculum vitae, with reference to vacancy number KNMI 2015/43, by
email to The deadline for applications is 28 October 2015.

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