Postdoctoral fellowship in climate (sea ice) modelling available at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve (second call)

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Postdoctoral fellowship in climate (sea ice) modelling available at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve (second call)

Thierry Fichefet
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Postdoctoral fellowship in climate (sea ice) modelling available at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve (second call)
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The Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (TECLIM; www.uclouvain.be/teclim) / Earth and Life Institute of the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium) is seeking a postdoctoral fellow for participation to the EU FP7 project COMBINE (Comprehensive Modelling of the Earth System for Better Climate Prediction and Projection; www.combine-project.eu). The research will consist in:
  1. contributing to the coupling of the new version of the Louvain-la-Neuve sea ice model, LIM3 (www.climate.be/lim), with the Institut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL, Paris, France; www.ipsl.fr) climate general circulation model (CGCM),
  2. participating to the validation of the coupled model, with focus on sea ice, and
  3. quantifying the feedbacks related to sea ice in climate change projections performed with the coupled model.
This work will be done in close collaboration with IPSL. Frequent visits to this lab are expected.

The candidates should have a PhD in physical climatology, oceanography or marine glaciology. Expertise in conduct and/or analysis of CGCM simulations will be a plus.

The position is offered for about 2 years. The salary will be commensurate with experience according to the UCL rates.

Expected date for entry on duty: as soon as possible.

Applicants should send (i) a statement of research experience, qualifications and interests, (ii) a complete CV including a list of publications, and (iii) contact information for three references via e-mail to Prof. Thierry Fichefet ([hidden email]).

Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2011 and continue until the position is filled.
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Pr. Thierry FICHEFET
Université catholique de Louvain
Faculty of Sciences (SC)
Earth and Life Institute (ELI)
Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (TECLIM)
2, chemin du Cyclotron
B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve
Belgium

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