Postdoctoral Researcher for climate services on agriculture/water management (R2)
Barcelona Supercomputing Center – Centro Nacional de Supercomputación (BSC-CNS), Barcelona, Spain
Closing date: 28 February 2019
The aim of the Earth System Services Group (ESS) within the Earth Sciences Department is to research the impact of weather, atmospheric chemistry and climate upon socio-economic sectors such as renewable energy, agriculture, water management, forest fires and urban development and demonstrate the ongoing value of earth system services to society and the economy.
Within this contest, BSC-CNS is looking for a climate scientist to work in on the development of sub-seasonal to seasonal climate service products for sectors such as agriculture, water management or forest fires.
The person appointed will be involved in different EU and national-funded projects, with the aim of developing climate services at different time-scales from sub-seasonal to decadal. The selected candidate will work with the state-of-the-art climate predictions to obtain relevant climate indicators for the aforementioned sectors at both global and local spatial scales. His/her activity will be positioned within the context of WMO’s Global Framework for Climate Services (GFCS), whose aim is to advance climate predictions to provide actionable sub-seasonal to decadal climate information to key sectors of society. This position therefore presents the opportunity to work alongside a wide range of leading international climate scientists delivering cutting-edge climate science and climate services across Europe. The position holder will enjoy joining one of the leading and most dynamic European groups in the field of climate services.
Successful candidates will benefit from expert training and BSC-CNS staff benefits: international multidisciplinary scientific environment and advanced applied research training. BSC-CNS encourages applications from highly motivated candidates with demonstrated experience in climate science and interest in applied research projects within the context of climate services.