Postdoctoral position – global halogen chemistry modelling

CSIC, Institute of Physical Chemistry Rocasolano, Madrid, Spain
Closing date: 15 September 2021

The Department of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate (AC2) is a research department within CSIC´s Institute of Physical Chemistry Rocasolano (IQFR). AC2 research efforts are directed at studying the role of atmospheric composition and chemistry in the climate system. Further information about the group´s research can be found at https://ac2.iqfr.csic.es/en/

The department invites applications for one postdoctoral position within the ERC CLIMAHAL project to study global halogen chemistry and their associated environmental impacts using the chemistry-climate model CAM-Chem.

 The Postdoctoral Candidate is expected to:

  • Contribute with the use of the chemistry-climate CAM-Chem model to work on global tropospheric halogen chemistry.
  • As a part of a multidisciplinary group of scientists, she/he will interact closely with other group members working on tropospheric chemistry modelling and remote sensing.
  • Contribute to further model development.
  • Disseminate research results in peer review journals and at international conferences.

Interested candidates must have:

  • PhD or equivalent in a relevant field (climate, physics, meteorology, Earth system models).
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written.
  • Interest in climate, atmospheric dynamics and chemistry modelling.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Experience in modelling with Fortran 90 and parallel computation frameworks such as MPI and/or OpenMP.
  • Prior research experience in using global/regional circulation models or chemistry transport models.
  • Experience with data analysis and visualisation software (e.g. IDL, MATLAB, PYTHON).

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, and is based on the CSIC salary scale.

Application process:

Applications should be sent by e-mail to Alfonso Saiz-Lopez (e-mail: a.saiz@csic.es). Applications will be considered until the position is filled; however, applicants should submit applications before 15 September 2021 to ensure full consideration. The position is available immediately for a period of 1 year with a possible extension up to 2 years. All applications must include current curriculum vitae, statement of research interests, and the names and contact information of two professional references.


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