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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Extreme Weather Event Attribution, University of Cape Town

From Mark New <>
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Date Wed, 2 Aug 2017 14:43:15 +0000

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (2 years): Extreme Weather Event Attribution, University of Cape Town


The AXA Research Chair Programme in African Climate Risk at the African Climate and Development Initiative (ACDI) at the University of Cape Town aims to (i) quantify the relative contribution of climate change and landscape management impacts of weather and seasonal climate extremes and (ii) estimate the social and economic benefit of different adaptation options to reduce the impacts these extreme events.  The initial focus of the programme is on impacts and responses in water and agricultural systems.


ACDI therefore wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) in Probabilistic Weather and Seasonal Climate Event Attribution.  The PDRF will be part of a multi-disciplinary team from the University of Cape Town and University of Oxford spanning climate, hydrological, ecological and economic and adaptation science.  The PDRF will lead a discrete area of research in weather/climate attribution in the Southern African context and also contribute to research that integrates across climate, biophysical and socio-economic impacts.


The PDRF will work closely with counterparts in Oxford and will be required to make several research visits to Oxford.


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