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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship: Climate dynamics - ICTA-UAB, Barcelona

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Location: Barcelona (Spain)
Full-time position
Closing Date: May 24, 2018
Job #12512
Posted: April 24, 2018

Project description: We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research fellowship on climate
dynamics. Applicants must have a PhD in atmosphere, climate, or related sciences and a keen
interest in climate variability and change, and its impacts in the biophysical and the socioeconomic
systems. The selected fellow will work under Reyes-García supervision for the ERCLICCI
project. This research project aims to bring insights from indigenous and local
knowledge to climate research by 1) providing data on local climate change impacts on natural
and on human systems and 2) testing hypotheses on the global spatial, socioeconomic and
demographic distribution of local climate change impacts indicators. The position will be
located at ICTA-UAB.
Functions: The selected fellow will work on the analysis and modeling of local indicators of
climate change impacts on the biophysical and the socio-economic systems, integrating data
collected in this project with current models on the impacts of climate change. The fellow will
have a major role in the development of the project including developing methods,
mentoring/supervising PhD students, analysing data, and disseminating results. The work might
include trips to remote areas where PhD students will be collecting data. The fellow will also be
expected to (1) collaborate on the organization of workshops to train PhD students, and (2)
participate in a policy conference to disseminate project’s results. The fellow will be encouraged
to pursue his/her own research ideas, within the topic of the project.


Profile: Applicants must have a PhD in atmosphere, climate, or related sciences, and
demonstrated familiarity with climate dynamics and climate modeling. Candidates should be
fluent in written and spoken English (fluency in other languages is a plus). Candidates should
have demonstrated skill in the ability to analyze and manipulate large and disparate datasets,
familiarity with and climate models and experience in setting up and running global atmosphere
models is preferred. Candidates should 1) have published articles in peer-reviewed international
journals or monographs with recognized academic publishers, 2) be able to travel internationally
for long periods of time (i.e., months), 3) have a demonstrated ability to work across disciplines,
both individually and as part of a team. Candidates should have experience in programming in
Java. Skills in using Pyton would also be desired. Candidates should have experience in
managing databases (MySQL, PostgreSQL).

How to Apply:

To apply: Applicants should send a cover letter and at least one example of their previous work
(e.g. published papers, thesis) and an updated CV to by May 13th, 2018. The
cover letter should include a personal statement explaining the applicant interest in the project
and the name, position and e-mail contact of three potential referees. Candidates that do not fill
the requirements will not be considered. Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed beginning
June, and a final decision will be communicated by mid of June 2018. The selected fellow is
expected to join between 15th September -15th October 2018.