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[Met-jobs] New Vacancy - Postdoctoral Fellow in Climate Modelling - Victoria University of Wellington - New Zealand

From Georgia Hopkin <>
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Date Fri, 2 Sep 2016 01:43:27 +0000

Please see the below position available:


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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