Postdoc Position In Earth System Modelling (0.8 - 1.0 Fte)

Utrecht University

Netherlands

December 18, 2021

Description

Postdoc position in earth system modelling (0.8 - 1.0 FTE)

Job description

Anthropogenic greenhouse gas emissions are warming the climate. The response of the earth system is strongly dependent on the amount of future emissions. With earth system models, we can make projections, providing clues about the change that we can expect in the polar regions, and the induced impact on the rest of the world. One example of a changing polar process with potentially severe impacts is the saturation of firn on the ice sheets of Greenland and Antarctica. On Antarctica, it could lead to ice-shelf disintegration and an acceleration of sea-level rise. For Greenland, an important meltwater refreezing buffer could be lost when the firn saturates. Using earth system models, we would like to find out the impact of global warming on these processes.

Qualifications

You, as our ideal candidate, are enthusiastic, positive, collaborative, and have:

  • a PhD with research in earth-system or regional climate modelling with a focus on polar atmospheric processes;
  • strong programming skills (Fortran, Python or similar);
  • a thorough experience in running and analysing global or regional climate models;
  • affinity with numerical model development;
  • good reporting and presentation skills;
  • an excellent level of written and spoken English;
  • the ability to work both independently and within a wider research team;
  • the ability to critically assess your own results.
  • Offer

  • a full-time position for three years (less than 1.0 FTE is negotiable);
  • an inspiring, open minded and open research group;
  • a job with national and international collaboration;
  • a full-time gross salary ranging from €2,836 to €4,774 in scale 10;
  • benefits including 8% holiday bonus and 8.3% end-of-year bonus;
  • a pension scheme, partially paid parental leave, and flexible employment conditions based on the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities (cao).
  • About the organization

    The Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research Utrecht (IMAU) offers a unique research and teaching environment, in which the fundamentals of the climate system are studied. Research is organized in five themes: Atmospheric Dynamics, Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry, Coastal and Shelf Sea Dynamics, Ice and Climate and Oceans and Climate. In 2017, IMAU research quality and impact were qualified as 'world leading' by an international visitation committee. Currently, IMAU employs 15 faculty members and 10 support staff and about 20 Postdocs and 30 PhD candidates.

    Utrecht University is a friendly and ambitious university at the heart of an ancient city. We love to welcome new scientists to our city – a thriving cultural hub that is consistently rated as one of the world's happiest cities. We are renowned for our innovative interdisciplinary research and our emphasis on inspirational research and excellent education. We are equally well-known for our familiar atmosphere and the can-do attitude of our people. This fundamental connection attracts researchers, professors and PhD candidates from all over the globe, making both the university and the Faculty of Science a vibrant international and wonderfully diverse community.

    Additional information

    If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Willem Jan van de Berg (w.j.vandeberg@uu.nl).

    Everyone deserves to feel at home at our university. We welcome employees with a wide variety of backgrounds and perspectives. If you have the expertise and the experience to excel in this role, then simply respond via the “Apply now” button! Please enclose:

  • your letter of motivation;
  • your curriculum vitae;
  • the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least two references;
  • a link to your PhD thesis if your publications do not sufficiently reflect your research work.
  • The application deadline is 18/12/2021

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