The Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (TECLIM;
/ Earth and Life Institute of the Université catholique de Louvain
(UCLouvain), Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium is seeking a postdoctoral
fellow for participation to the JPI Climate & Oceans project
MEDLEY (MixED Layer hEterogeneitY) coordinated by the Laboratoire
d'Océanographie Physique et Spatiale, Brest, France. The overall
objective of this project is to evaluate the spatial heterogeneity
of the ocean mixed layer dynamics and improve its representation in
global climate models.
The successful candidate will contribute to (1) diagnose the spatial
heterogeneity of the mixed layer dynamics in ice-covered regions in
models of different resolutions, (2) assess the impact of fragmented
sea ice on air-sea fluxes in those models and (3) analyze the role
of ice-ocean feedbacks in controlling the spatial heterogeneity of
the mixed layer depth. He/she will also contribute to improve and
test parameterizations of the spatial heterogeneity of the mixed
layer dynamics in the NEMO (Nucleus for European Modelling of the
model at a resolution similar to the one used in global climate
models, with focus on polar oceans.
The successful candidate should have a PhD in ocean modelling or
related field. Experience in polar oceanography is an asset.
Advanced programming, post-processing and data managment/analysis
skills are required. He/she should be fluent in English due to the
multiple interactions planned with other project partners and should
have demonstrated ability in team working.
The position is offered for 30 months, from February 2021, with a
possible 6-month extension. Note that it is only accessible to
researchers who did not spend the last 2 years in a Belgian lab and
who have less than 6-yr experience after their PhD thesis defense.
The salary will be commensurate with experience according to the
Applicants should send before January 15, 2021 (i) a statement of
research experience, qualification and interest, (ii) a complete CV
including a list of publications, and (iii) two letters of
recommendation via e-mail to Prof. Thierry Fichefet ([hidden email]).
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)
Place Louis Pasteur 3, SC10 - L4.03.08
E-mail: [hidden email]http://www.climate.be/u/fichefet
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