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

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

Thierry Fichefet
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Postdoctoral fellowship in climate (sea ice) modelling available at UCL, Louvain-la-Neuve
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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 (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 (GCM),
   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 GCM simulations will be a plus.

The position is offered for about 2 years and will be available in February 2011, but the start date is flexible. Applicant review will start immediately.

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

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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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