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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Modelling role available at Victoria University

From Samantha Malcolm <>
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Date Wed, 24 Aug 2016 05:20:28 +0000

Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Modelling

Wellington, New Zealand

The Climate Change Research Institute (CCRI) at Victoria University of 
Wellington (VUW) has a position for a post-doctoral scientist to work on 
climate modelling, with a focus on developing a New Zealand capability for 
initialised decadal prediction of the climate system. The research project 
forms a core part of the recently-initiated "Deep South" National Science 
Challenge which aims to better understand how future climate variability and 
change will affect New Zealand, particularly with respect to changes over the 
southern oceans and Antarctica.

The New Zealand climate research community makes use of the UK Met Office 
Hadley Centre climate model (HadGem3-AO) run on the supercomputer facility at 
the National Institute of Water and Atmosphere (NIWA). This post-doctoral 
position will be focused on developing and testing initialisation schemes for 
use in real-time decadal prediction experiments, including sensitivity 
experiments with the ocean and cryosphere components of the model. Part of the 
work will involve helping to set up the electronic infrastructure to facilitate 
use of HadGem3 across universities and research institutes in New Zealand, 
using the NESI framework.

We are seeking someone who has recently completed (within the last five to six 
years) a PhD in climate physics, climate modelling, or a related discipline. 
Familiarity with climate model set-up and configuration, and with use of 
climate models across a range of complexities, is essential. Proficiency with 
shell scripting and programming in languages such as Fortran, Python and Matlab 
would be an advantage.

Applications close Sunday, 18 September 2016.

Victoria University of Wellington is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet 
its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.

For more information and to apply online visit 

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