[Grad-postdoc-assn] permanent position at NIWA (New Zealand)
hagan at ucar.edu
Fri Feb 22 13:39:06 MST 2008
>> Permanent full-time position: "Chemistry-climate Interactions"
>> National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA), New
>> The NIWA global climate and atmospheric chemistry modelling group
>> seeks a researcher for a full-time, permanent position starting 1
>> July 2008 or as soon as possible thereafter. This group conducts a
>> wide range of modelling activities including climate modelling and
>> coupled-chemistry climate modelling. The primary purpose of this
>> position is to advance the development of the two chemistry climate
>> models in operation at NIWA - the UMETRAC (Unified Model with
>> Eulerian Transport And Chemistry) model and the SOCOL (SOlar
>> Climate Ozone Links) model. The UMETRAC model runs on NIWA's Cray
>> T3E supercomputer. There are plans to purchase a new high
>> performance computer facility of the order of 60 TeraFlops, which
>> this role would have access to. The operation and development of
>> the CCMs is conducted in close cooperation with international
>> collaborators in the research and the role would include
>> international cooperation. A focus of the research is to use the
>> chemistry-climate models to decompose the feedbacks between the
>> chemical composition of the stratosphere and the climate, to study
>> the evolution of the ozone layer in a changing climate, and to
>> validate the models through comparisons with measurements
>> (supporting our participation in the SPARC CCMVal activity).
>> Additional work would include the further development and operation
>> of UMeth (Unified Model with Methane), a version of the UM
>> including emission and transport of methane isotopic species, and
>> destruction by hydroxyl and chlorine sinks.
>> The chemistry-climate modelling research is based at NIWA's
>> research facility at Lauder. The Lauder research station is in a
>> sparsely populated region of Central Otago, chosen for its clean
>> air and cloudless skies to facilitate the measurement programmes.
>> Central Otago provides excellent opportunities for outdoor pursuits
>> including mountain biking, kayaking, cross-country skiing in
>> winter, rock climbing etc. Most of the people working at Lauder
>> live in Alexandra, 30 minutes drive from Lauder and an hour's drive
>> from Queenstown.
>> Preferably we would appoint someone in mid-career or with a few
>> years of post-doctoral experience, but excellent PhD graduates will
>> also be considered. The intention is that the applicant will
>> overlap with the person currently holding this position (who will
>> be leaving NIWA at the end of 2008) and will receive extensive on
>> the job training. The applicant must have a PhD in atmospheric
>> physics, atmospheric chemistry or a related field, an excellent
>> working knowledge of Fortran, and preferably some experience
>> working with general circulation models. Preference will be given
>> to atmospheric chemists. Knowledge of the UK Met Office Unified
>> Model and previous work with climate models would be advantageous.
>> The position offers a competitive pay package with additional
>> benefits and is commensurate with New Zealand salaries for
>> researchers at this level. Applications for the position must be
>> made through the NIWA web page, viz.:
>> The closing date is 31 March 2008 but I will continue to accept
>> applications until a suitable candidate has been found.
>> Please email me at g.bodeker at niwa.co.nzif you require additional
>> -- -------------------------------------
>> Dr. Greg Bodeker NIWA Private Bag 50061 Omakau Central Otago New
>> Zealand ph: +64-3-4400438 fax: +64-3-4473348 If for any reason
>> emails to my NIWA address bounce, please
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