[pccgrads] Fwd: Postdoctoral fellowship in Arctic climate modelling available at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve

P Hezel UW phezel at uw.edu
Wed Sep 7 07:49:23 PDT 2016

In Belgium - an upcoming post-doc opportunity. I'd be happy to answer
questions - I worked in this group for a little over a year -
Cheers -

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Subject: Postdoctoral fellowship in Arctic climate modelling
available at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
Date: Wed, 31 Aug 2016 11:56:30 +0200

Dear Colleague,
May I ask you to forward the following announcement to potentially
interested postdoctoral researchers? I thank you in advance for your help.
Best regards,


*Postdoctoral fellowship in Arctic climate modelling available at the
Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve*


The Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (TECLIM;
www.uclouvain.be/teclim) / Earth and Life Institute of the Université
Catholique de Louvain (UCL), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium is seeking a
postdoctoral fellow for participation to the APPLICATE EU project (Advanced
Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: Modelling, observing system design
and LInkages associated with ArctiC ClimATE change). APPLICATE is a Horizon
2020 4-year project, expected to be funded by the European Commission and
coordinated by the Alfred Wegener Institute, Bremerhaven (16 partners),
that aims at advancing our ability to model and predict the Arctic climate
system along with its impacts on the weather and climate in lower latitudes.

The successful candidate will contribute to a better specification of the
Arctic observing system requirements, that will be crucial for major
initiatives such as the Year of Polar Prediction. He/she will first
contribute to analyse the quality and reliability of existing reanalyses in
the Arctic used for the initialization of current operational forecasts.
He/she will then investigate results from the EC-Earth (www.ec-earth.org)
general circulation model in order to better characterize the type of data,
their coverage and the frequency of sampling needed to achieve skilful
predictions. Finally, he/shee will explore different techniques of
initialization in EC-Earth and highlight their respective impact on
prediction skill.

The successful candidate should have a PhD in large-scale climate, sea ice
or ocean modelling, with strong interests for prediction aspects.
Experience in data assimilation in geophysical systems is a plus. Advanced
programming, post-processing and data managment/analysis skills are
required. He/she should be fluent in English due to the multiple
interactions planned with other APPLICATE partners during the project and
should have demonstrated ability in team working.

The position is offered for 2 years, with a possibility of extension. The
salary will be commensurate with experience according to the UCL rates.

Expected date for entry on duty: 1st November 2016.

Applicants should send (i) a statement of research experience,
qualification and interest, (ii) a complete CV including a list of
publications, and (iii) two letters of recommendation via e-mail to Prof.
Thierry Fichefet (thierry.fichefet at uclouvain.be).

The call is open until the position is filled.


Pr. Thierry FICHEFET
Université catholique de Louvain
Faculty of Sciences (SC)
Earth and Life Institute (ELI)
Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (TECLIM)
Place Louis Pasteur 3, SC10 - L4.03.08
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve

Tél: +32-10-473295
Fax: +32-10-474722
E-mail:thierry.fichefet at uclouvain.be

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