19/09/2018

PostDoc in (sub-)seasonal Arctic climate predictions

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  • ORGANISATION/COMPANY
    Uni Hamburg
  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Environmental scienceEarth science
  • RESEARCHER PROFILE
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
  • APPLICATION DEADLINE
    15/10/2018 00:00 - Europe/Athens
  • LOCATION
    Germany › Hamburg
  • TYPE OF CONTRACT
    Temporary
  • JOB STATUS
    Negotiable
  • HOURS PER WEEK
    39.5
  • EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME
    H2020
  • REFERENCE NUMBER
    727852

The applicant will work within WP1 "Improving seasonal long range forecast skill of risks for hazardous weather and climate events" of the H2020project Blue-Action. The work will focus on the analysis of atmospheric conditions at subseasonal to seasonal timescales, in particular the conditions under which Arctic extreme events such as polar lows might form. Aim of the work is to improve our understanding of the variability and in turn the predictability of such conditions. The applicant is expected to extensively use the seasonal prediction system based on the MPI-ESM coupled model, but also conduct additional ensemble hindcast simulations. The applicant's work should take advantage of on an already existing strong collaboration within the project, and with the DWD (German Weather Service), where the operational system is maintained,

Required Research Experiences

  • RESEARCH FIELD
    Environmental scienceEarth science
  • YEARS OF RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
    4 - 10

Offer Requirements

  • REQUIRED LANGUAGES
    ENGLISH: Excellent

Skills/Qualifications

The successful applicant with a strong background in climate modelling, climate variability and predictability will work in the research group ‘Climate Modelling’ at the Institute of Oceanography, and the working group on seasonal prediction. The working group is a collaboration between the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, the DWD, and the Institute of Oceanography. The group’s objective is the continuous development of seasonal prediction system based on the coupled climate model MPI-ESM.

Specific Requirements

A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate. These degrees should have been obtained in meteorology, oceanography, applied mathematics, physics, or computational science. In addition, we are looking for the following skills:

• Profound interest in understanding the coupled climate system, and demonstrated knowledge of the dynamics of one or more components of the climate system.

• Demonstrated experience in the analysis of cliamte variability and predictability in at least one component of the climate system at (sub-)seasonal-to-decadal time scales.

• Demonstrated experience in the statistical analysis of large ensemble (hindcast) simulations, including the quantification of predictive skill at (sub-)seasonal-2-decadal timescales will be of strong advantage.

• Demonstrated experience in using earth system models, in particular conducting a multitude of simulations.

• Ability to conduct independent work.

• Strong technical skills, including the visulation of cliamte simulations; strong oral and written communication skills.

• Excellent organizational skills.

Work location(s)
1 position(s) available at
Institute of Oceanography
Germany
Hamburg
20146
Bundesstrasse 53

EURAXESS offer ID: 340078