[Wrf-users] Postdoctoral Researcher in hydro-climate predictions and impact assessments

Ashfaq, Moetasim mashfaq at ornl.gov
Wed Aug 24 08:28:17 MDT 2011

Postdoctoral Researcher in hydro-climate predictions and impact assessments at Oak Ridge National Lab
The Computational Earth Sciences group of the Computer Science and Mathematics Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory seeks to hire a Post Doctoral Researcher to participate in research on understanding the roles of natural and anthropogenic forcing in near-term decadal-scale regional hydro-climatic variability over continental United States and South Asia. In addition, the research will also focus on the projection of potential impacts of decadal-scale regional hydro-climatic variability on energy, water resources and associated critical infrastructures. This research will use a suite of Earth system models and statistical techniques to downscale predictions from a multi-model ensemble of IPCC-AR5 GCMs to an ultra-high horizontal resolution of 4 km over the United States and the South Asia.
The successful candidate will be expected to 1) develop and perform experiments with regional and hydrological models on Oak Ridge Leadership Computing Facility (OLCF) 2) present the research at national and international conferences, and 3) report results in peer reviewed journals, technical manuals, and conference proceedings.
This position requires a PhD in Atmospheric and Hydrological Sciences or a related field within the past five years from an accredited college or university. Candidate is expected to have a strong understanding of North American climate and/or South Asian monsoon system. Experience in the use and application of a regional climate model and/or a hydrological model, and ability to perform advanced data analysis on large datasets is required. Excellent interpersonal skills, oral and written communications skills, organizational skills, and strong personal motivation are necessary. Ability to work effectively and contribute to a dynamic, team environment is required. Ability to assimilate new concepts and adapt to a rapidly evolving scientific and computational environment is necessary. Experience with numerical methods, parallel algorithms, MPI, FORTRAN, C, C++, and parallel software development on large scale computational resources will be an advantage.
We anticipate it to be a two years position, dependent on continuing funding. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Technical Questions: For more information about this position please contact Dr. Moetasim Ashfaq (mashfaq at ornl.gov<mailto:mashfaq at ornl.gov>). Please reference this position title in your correspondence.
Interested candidates should apply online: https://www3.orau.gov/ORNL_TOppS/Posting/Details/185
Please refer to the following link for the application requirements:
This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S. and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era veteran or disabled veteran.

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