post-doc proposal

Please find below a proposal for a 12-month post-doc at CRC (Dijon,

France).

More details can also be found here
(http://climatologie.u-bourgogne.fr/perso/bpohl/MtBlanc_PostDoc.pdf)

Best regards,
Benjamin

Proposal for a 12-month post-doctoral

position at CRC / Biogéosciences

(university of Burgundy / CNRS, Dijon, France)

Applications are invited for a 12 month post-doctoral position starting
between September 1st 2016 and November 1st 2016, on the subject:
âCharacterization of Sahelian Heat Waves, their teleconnections,
their predictability, and their future evolutionsâ under the
responsibility of the CRC [1] team of Biogéosciences [2] laboratory
(Dijon).

The deadline for application is 15TH JUNE 2016.

CONTEXT:

Mountainous regions are strongly vulnerable to climate variability and
change. This research program is focused on the Mont-Blanc massif (MBM),
located at the border between France, Switzerland and Italy, and hosting
the highest summit of the European Alps, the Mont-Blanc (~4810 m). The
goals of the “climate” workpackage are to better understand present-day
climate variability at kilometer scales around the MBM and to
regionalize climate warming and changes over this complex terrain.

WORK DESCRIPTION:

Present-day climate variability is simulated over the recent years
(1979-2013) by the non-hydrostatic limited area model Advanced Research
Weather Research and Forecasting (ARW / WRF [3]) model using a
convection-permitting setup at a kilometer-scale resolution. Lateral
boundary conditions are derived from ERA-Interim reanalyses. Ten members
were performed to disentangle the model’s internal vs. forced
variability. The first step consists in characterizing the dynamical and
the surface forcings in the WRF ensembles.

Long-term climate changes are regionalized using statistical
downscaling, with local predictors derived from the digital elevation
model. Focus in given on monthly precipitation amounts and daily minimum
and maximum temperature. We use the instrumental period to calibrate the
model, which is next applied to CMIP5 [4] Earth System Model outputs.
Both historical runs (HIST) and representative concentration pathways
(RCP) 2.6 and 8.5 are considered. The second (optional) step consists in
characterizing the magnitude of climate changes over the MBM for the
whole 21st century, by separating uncertainties related to the models
from those associated with the RCP.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or physical geography obtained before the
date of the application.

1) Expertise in multivariate statistics and data analysis tools
(Matlab, R, python, GrADS, …)

2) Experience in climatology / climate sciences

3) Fluency in French or English languages.

PRACTICAL INFORMATION:

This post-doctoral position is funded by the ANR VIP-Mont-Blanc [5]
program. The successful applicant will be based at CRC (Dijon, France).
The position will start between the 1st September and the 1st November
2016 for 12-month duration. The net monthly salary is fixed to ~2000
â¬.

For full consideration, an application letter including a detailed
statement of research interest, along with a curriculum vitae (including
research experience, publications and conferences, computing skills and
different language practice). The package should be sent by email before
the 15th June 2016 to: benjamin.pohl with copy to
julien.pergaud and daniel.joly

FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Benjamin Pohl â Centre de Recherches de Climatologie

Tel: (+33) 3 80 39 38 21 / E-mail: benjamin.pohl

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE LABORATORY AND RESEARCH TEAM, PLEASE VISIT:

http://biogeosciences.u-bourgogne.fr/ ;
http://climatologie.u-bourgogne.fr.

FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE RESEARCH PROGRAM, PLEASE VISIT:

http://vip-montblanc.osug.fr/