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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral Position at the City University of New York Institute for Sustainable Cities (USA)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Wed, 7 Sep 2016 18:10:22 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Postdoctoral Position in Climate and Climate Impact Modeling Starting
Fall, 2016

at the City University of New York Institute for Sustainable Cities


The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (NYCDEP)
manages a system of 19 interconnected reservoirs that supply drinking
water to over 9 million consumers in New York City and surrounding
areas. NYC DEP uses terrestrial and reservoir simulation models to
investigate the potential effects of climate change on the NYC water
supply. To evaluate climate change, these models require forecasts of
future meteorological conditions in the reservoir watersheds. The
successful candidate will be an employee of the City University of New
York’s Institute for Sustainable Cities (CISC), which has a contract to
support NYCDEP’s efforts. Work will involve collaborative efforts with
an interdisciplinary team of scientists, and will also provide
opportunities for leadership in specific aspects of the research. The
candidate will be based in the NYCDEP office in Kingston, New York and
work with NYCDEP staff on a day to day basis.

Position details:

·Starting date: fall 2016. Actual start depends on candidate availability

·End date: Assuming satisfactory performance, approximately one year
from start date, with potential for an extension through August, 2018

·Location: Kingston, NY, 100 miles (150 km) north of NYC in the Hudson
Valley and nearby Catskill Mountains

·Open to eligible candidates of any nationality. Visas can be arranged
through the City University of New York.

Key tasks include the following:

Develop a familiarity with NYCDEP’s recent work in downscaling of
GCM output, and in development of stochastic weather generator models.
Investigate and implement downscaling methods that incorporate the
effects of climate change with a focus on extreme events.
Update future climate scenarios using CMIP5 output.
In collaboration with scientists and engineers on the team, apply
climate forecasts in water system sensitivity studies to identify
conditions that may lead to water supply or water quality problems.
In collaboration with scientists and engineers on the team, apply
future climate scenarios in driving watershed and reservoir models,
and in developing innovative model applications related to climate
Present work at scientific meetings; publish work in peer-reviewed
journals and NYCDEP reports.

The candidate should have all or most of the following qualifications:

·Ph.D. in atmospheric science, hydrology, civil or environmental
engineering, geography, or a related discipline. Candidates with a
Master’s degree and strong research achievement will also be considered

·Experience with the development and/or application of stochastic
weather generators, and with downscaling techniques (preferably but not
necessarily for hydrologic and water quality applications)

·Experience in analysis of climate data and GCM/RCM output for
developing climate scenarios.

·Experience with data analysis and statistical software, such as R, IDL,
Matlab, etc.

·Demonstrated ability to communicate research results to scientific
community through peer-reviewed papers, conference presentations and

·Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team environment

Application Instructions:

For more information please send a letter of interest and curriculum
vitae electronically to:

Emmet M. Owens

New York City Department of Environmental Protection

71 Smith Avenue

Kingston, NY 12401

Application deadline is OCTOBER 12, 2016

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