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[Met-jobs] Post-doc fellowship at the University of Évora (Portugal)

From Rui Salgado <>
Date Thu, 15 Sep 2016 18:38:40 +0100

Please find below an announcement of a 3-year Postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Évora, Portugal.

A call is open, until September 30, for a post doctoral fellowship at the University of Évora, Portugal.

Field: Earth Sciences: Meteorology and Climate

Project: ALentejo Observation and Prediction system (ALOP)

Admission requirements:
· PhD in the area of ​​Earth and Atmospheric Sciences or arelated field.
· Work experience in atmospheric modeling and weather forecasting.
· It will be valued his/her scientific publications, as well as the computer skills with proficiency in at least one programming language.

Work plan:
The investigator will be responsible for the task 1 of the ALOP project, called "weather Improvements in local scale, based on the regionalization of the numerical weather forecast for Portugal", including the following components:

(I) update the land cover maps for use in weather prediction models

Improve the regional weather forecasting, focusing on the following aspects relevant to the region:

(Ii) extreme events (fog, heavy rainfall, strong winds, heat waves and drought episodes);

(Iii) precipitation and evapotranspiration, in particular the direct evaporation from existing reservoirs in the region;

(Iv) soil water conten;

(V) Global and direct solar radiation (DNI);

(Vi) UV Index;

(Vii) night darkness.

Workplace: The work will be done in Évora Pole of the Institute of Earth Sciences (University of Évora), under the supervision of Rui Salgado

Length of contract: The grant duration is six months, starting in October 2016, with the possibility to renew it until the end of the project, up to a maximum period of 3 years.

Salary: The amount of the grant corresponds to €1495 per month, according to FCT values for Portugal (

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