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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral researcher on regional climate modelling and analysis at KNMI

From "Lenderink, Geert (KNMI)" <>
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Date Thu, 12 Oct 2017 14:46:04 +0000

Postdoctoral researcher on regional climate modelling and analysis

Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment, Royal Netherlands 
Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

The Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute is looking for a postdoctoral 
researcher to join their Research and Development of Weather and Climate models 
(RDWK) department. RDWK investigates and develops research tools for weather 
and air quality prediction applications and climate models.

As a postdoctoral researcher you will process the output of regional and global 
climate models using state of the art analysis techniques. Regional climate 
model results include a large ensemble of simulations of the EURO-CORDEX 
project. In addition, regional climate simulations with so-called 
non-hydrostatic climate models (run at very high resolution) will be performed 
and analysed.

Statistical analysis techniques to identify and characterise the systematic 
changes and the associated uncertainties due to global warming in these 
simulations will be further developed. You will interact within an 
international project and also with a KNMI project to produce the next 
generation of climate scenarios. You are expected to present your work at 
project meetings and at international conferences, and to publish the results 
in peer-reviewed journals.

The work will be carried out as part of the EUCP project. EUCP is a EU funded 
project with the final aim to produce building blocks of a climate prediction 
system. Within the project mainly existing climate simulations (CMIP5/6, 
CORDEX) are analysed, and tools are developed to extract climate change 
information by weighting the different modelling streams and combining those 
with observations.

  *   You have a PhD degree in climate modelling, climate analysis or a related 
  *   You have adequate programming and analysis skills.
  *   You have experience with coding in Fortran or a similar programming 
language, Unix/Linux environments and analysis tools like CDO, Python, R, or 
similar software packages.
  *   You are preferably experienced in using statistical techniques (e.g. 
extreme value theory).
  *   You have good verbal and written communication skills.

The position is temporary during a period of 4 years

More details can be found:

To apply in English use:

Geert Lenderink (

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