RESEARCH FIELDGeography › Other
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE31/05/2021 23:59 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONBelgium › Leuven
TYPE OF CONTRACTTo be defined
HOURS PER WEEK38
The climate of the Polar Regions has dramatically changed over the last decades. This may have resulted from external forcing (e.g., from greenhouse gas emissions), but also from natural interaction between the components of the climate system (notably, the atmosphere, the marine and continental cryosphere, and the ocean). Quantifying the specific contribution of each is critical to understand decadal variability. Based on the complementary scientific expertise of the project partners, PARAMOUR aims at revealing fundamental drivers of climate variability and assessing the predictability in high-latitudes by using coupled regional climate models in both hemispheres. The successful candidate will contribute to the development of a high-resolution coupled atmosphere-ocean-sea ice-ice sheet model configuration covering the Totten glacier region, Antarctica, in collaborations with the other scientists working on the project. The technical aspects associated to model development will be supported by a HPC consultat. The candidate will analyse the interactions between the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice and ice shelves at scales between a few hundreds of meters and a few kilometres, the way they are represented in models and their impact on the variability and predictability of the system. Special attention will be given to atmospheric feedback processes like those between clouds and radiation and those between surface albedo and atmospheric processes(for example the darkening of the surface due to scouring by the wind).
Postdoctoral ResearcherStarting date: 1 September 2021Full time position for 24 months, possibly combined with a position that is offered at the same time on aerosol-cloud Interactions in East Antarctica. Please apply for both positions if interested in combining both positions.Location: Department Earth and Environmental Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
Required qualifications:- To have a PhD degree in Earth - or Environmental Science, Climatology or related field (geography, meteorology, physics, mathematics, informatics, bioscience engineering, civil engineering, etc.);- To have demonstrated experience in computational programming, preferably at HPC facilities; Experience with climate modelling is a strong asset.- To have demonstrated verbal and written communication skills in English;- To have interest in working in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Applicants should send (i) a statement of experience, qualification and interest, (ii) a complete CV, (iii) academic transcripts and publication record and (iv) the names and e-mail of at least two references to the online application system of KU Leuven.For more information please contact Prof. dr. Nicole Van Lipzig, tel.: +32 16 32 64 53, mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interviews will take place on Tuesday 8 June 2021 using teleconferencing.
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