Amigo is currently looking for an experienced Researcher or a Post-Doc, related to the prestigious call INNOSUP-02-2016: European SME innovation Associate – pilot. This fellowship would lead to a 1 year (12 months) post doctorate contract to perform top-notch research in an innovative Italian SME in Rome working in the Climate Service Sector. The candidate will contribute to the XCF project (http://www.africanriskcapacity.org/it/xcf to develop proposals for gaining access to climate financing linked to adaptation initiative to the development of climate-resilient pathways. The candidate will work on the development of a methodology for the detection of changes in the frequency of extreme climate events
The main goal of the project is to identify a suitable metric for the statistical significance of changes in the statistics of extremes in order to provide the baseline for the design of that innovative financial products and risk management tools can be constructed.
The candidate will join the research team to develop new methodologies for the detection of climate related changes in the frequency of extreme events (e.g. drought, floods, heat-waves). The project is financed by International Organizations and aims of identifying extreme event distribution variability of an existing Extreme Climate Index.
The scope is to identify appropriate methods for measuring the statistical significance of observed changes in the frequency of extreme events on a time scale of a few years to decades, and to provide the basis for the development of innovative financial products. The candidate will work on long-term time series of atmospheric data and climate scenarios. He will develop specific methodologies to identify changes in the frequency of extreme events using state-of-the-art science and develop software for automatic calculation and identification of such changes. The second part of the program is related to consolidation of the methodology in to a scheme that can be adopted as the basis for the design of innovative financial products for the risk management sector.
The following criteria will have to be met by the associate:
i) PhD holder or equivalent,
ii) an expertise in line with the job advertisement;
iii) transnational mobility as defined in the mobility rule of the Marie Slodowska Curie Actions (MSCA).