[ES_JOBS_NET] ArcTrain-Canada Post-Doctoral Fellowship in deglacial ice and climate system interactions modelling, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Nov 13 09:06:54 MST 2014

FROM THE CCSM Mailing List:

What were the relative impacts of changing deglacial meltwater fluxes
and changing ice sheet geometry on atmospheric and ocean circulation?
How did sea-ice respond and in turn feedback on the rest of the
climate system? What actually happens to a deglacial meltwater plume
as it propagates past coastal fjords and through turbulent boundary
currents? And how can we better represent these processes in coarse
resolution GCMs? We are seeking a Post Doctoral Fellow (PDF) to
investigate these questions as part of a large collaborative project.

The PDF will initially be based in the glacial dynamics group at MUN 
(Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's). He/she will have 
extended visits with ArcTrain-Canada (www.arctrain.ca) co-supervisors at 
the University of Alberta (Edmonton, high resolution ocean modelling) 
and the UQAM (Montreal, comparison of model output to 
paleo-oceanographic records).

Applications are invited from creative self-motivated candidates with a 
deep interest in Earth systems modelling/science. Applicants must have 
completed a PhD in physics, meteorology, physical oceanography, or 
closely related areas by the start of PDF. Applicants must also be 
interested in working in a collaborative environment on computationally 
intensive projects.  Required qualifications:
  - published record in ocean, atmosphere, and/or climate system modelling
    with GCMs (preferably the CESM)
  - Solid understanding of geophysical fluid dynamics and 
atmospheric/ocean physics
  - Detailed knowledge of data analysis methodologies for climate models
  - Experience in using FORTRAN or C, and analysis packages such as
  - Experience with Linux/Unix systems, including the writing of shell 

Term: 2 years
Start date: January, 2015 (or soon thereafter...)

Computational resources are second to none: The Glacial Dynamics group
at MUN has a dedicated 540 core cluster (to be upgraded to over 1000
cores in 2015) and access to further computational resources
through ACEnet and SciNet.

Associated benefit: the spectacular natural environment of
Newfoundland, Canada

Interested candidates should contact Lev Tarasov (lev at mun.ca). Please
include a full CV, contact information for references, and a statement
of interest.

Initial consideration will be given to applications received prior to 
Nov 30/14. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

Lev Tarasov -   Dept of Physics and Physical Oceanography,
         Memorial University of Newfoundland.
                 email: lev at mun.ca
         Tel (709)-864-2675
         Fax (709)-864-8739

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