Post-doctoral Position in El Nino Processes and Teleconnections

University of Exeter, UK
Closing date: 26 July 2018

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow or Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in process-based investigations of the roles of El Nino and other teleconnections in affecting East Asian climate. This Newton Fund funded post is available from 1st September 2018. The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a wider team to investigate the role of model biases and drifts in seasonal-decadal forecasts systems in determining their ability to represent ENSO and ENSO teleconnections to East Asia.
The post will include assessment of the behaviour of two seasonal and two seasonal-decadal prediction systems; the latest Met Office GLOSEA5 and Beijing Climate Centre BCC-CPS seasonal systems, and the Met Office DePreSys and IAP s2d systems.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to manipulate complex climate model datasets, assess physical processes and prepare papers for publication in high quality journals.

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