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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral position at CNRM [Toulouse, France]

From COUVREUX Fleur <>
Date Mon, 3 Apr 2017 18:10:44 +0200 (CEST)

Post-doctoral position at CNRM (France):

Representation of the convective boundary-layer dynamics: use of an automatic 
tuning tool in the 1D/LES framework to improve parameterizations

Required education: PhD in atmospheric science

From: as soon as 1st June

Duration: 24 months

Salary: from 2300 to 2500 euros net/month depending on experience (CNRS salary 

Contact: Fleur couvreux (CNRM,; Catherine Rio (CNRM,; Rachel Honnert (CNRM,

Application: should include a CV,  statement of research activities and 
interests as well as the contact information for two referees

Application closure date: 15/05/2017

A postdoctoral position is available at CNRM (Meteo-France and CNRS), at 
Toulouse (Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques, 42 av G Coriolis, 
31057 Toulouse, France) to work on the representation of the convective 
boundary-layer dynamics. It is funded by the French Agency for National 
Research, in the framework of HIGH-TUNE ( 
This project aims at improving the representation of boundary-layer clouds in 
models focusing on the boundary-layer dynamics and cloud-radiation interaction. 
The work will involve:
(i) running Large-Eddy simulations of identified cases to analyse their 
sensitivity to the parameterizations as well as the configuration; this will 
allow to estimate the uncertainties associated to the LES results. 
(ii) contribution to a new strategy for the tuning of the parameterization 
based on a statistical method applied on the comparison of Single-Column model 
runs and Large-Eddy simulations. The results of this new methodology will be 
used to propose new formulations for the parameterization of the turbulence and 
the parameterization of the thermals in the boundary layer
(iii) the development of parameterizations. In particular, the postdoc fellow 
will be in charge  in the development of a mass-flux scheme for the 
representation  of top-down coherent features

We thus seek experience in either parameterization development or in 
high-resolution modelling. 
A strong knowledge in boundary layer features is more than welcome.

More details in the attached document,

Best regards,

Fleur Couvreux, Catherine Rio and Rachel Honnert

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