Postdoctoral Position in Climate Modelling Research at Center for Environmental and Climate Research, Environmental Science, Lund University in Sweden -2011
Study Subject(s):Climate Modelling Research
Scholarship Provider: Lund University
Scholarship can be taken at: Sweden
-will hold a PhD in Geobiosphere Science or a related field
-have previous experience of the development and application of climate
– or earth system models
-have sufficient programming and computing skills to undertake the required work with such models
-have adequate skills in written and spoken English.
Scholarship Open for International Students: No
Scholarship Description: The position is in climate modellering research: Regional and global climate modelling of terrestrial ecosystems, vegetation dynamics, biogeochemistry as part of the climate system and as climate feedback mechanisms. The employee will conduct research within the Strategic Research Area at Lund University in Modelling the Regional and Global Earth System (MERGE). MERGE involves also several other Swedish universities as well as SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute. MERGE focuses on the development of a new generation of climate models and their application to a range of problems and questions related to regional and global climate change and its impacts. The researcher will develop and perform simulations with a regional climate model and a global Earth system model, with efforts in particular on a model component that simulates vegetation dynamics and terrestrial biogeochemistry and the associated interactions with the atmosphere. The compilation of data and the development of tools for the calibration and evaluation of the models will form part of the work.
How to Apply: Online
Scholarship Application Deadline: 2011-10-15