PostDoc Position in Atmospheric Science

Department/faculty: Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Level:
Working hours: 36-40 hours weekly
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Salary: 3303 - 4166 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences


The Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology and delta technology. The research covers global social issues and is closely connected to education as well as the work of a wide range of knowledge institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to realise these goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.


he Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology and delta technology. The research covers global social issues and is closely connected to education as well as the work of a wide range of knowledge institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to realise these goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering, Watermanagement and Geoscience and Remote Sensing,


The Department of Geoscience and Remote Sensing conducts a research programme in the disciplines of geodesy and remote sensing, natural geophysics, and climate and atmospheric sciences. It emphasises the interrelation between new observational techniques and applications in engineering and geosciences, including the development of models, and ground-based, airborne, and space-borne observing methods. The department has an internationally leading role in research related to Earth-oriented space research, satellite geodesy, gravity field modelling, natural hazards, geodynamics and climate studies.

Job description

Do even the smallest clouds simply drift with the wind? This question is at the heart of the ERC Starting Grant project CloudBrake, which strives to understand the impact of momentum transport by cumulus convection on large-scale patterns of winds. CloudBrake's goal is to expose relationships between clouds and winds to estimate the amount of cumulus friction (convective momentum transport) in different boundary layer flows, which is important for numerical weather prediction, climate modelling, and wind energy design.


We are looking for a Postdoc to join our team in 2018. As a Postdoc you will be responsible for revisiting the treatment of convective momentum transport in existing parameterizations in global models, informed by high-resolution simulations and process studies. You will develop and test different ways to include cumulus friction effects, through AMIP and Aquaplanet runs, and evaluate its impact on climate and climate change. Your research focuses on, but is not exclusive to, the German ICON model, in collaboration with the Max-Planck Institute for Meteorology (MPI-M) in Hamburg, Germany.

Requirements

Have you obtained your PhD in Atmospheric or Earth System Science, and do you have extensive computing experience with a global model? Do you have the conceptual mind set to make the step from process studies and simulations to parameterization? And can you collaborate and effectively communicate your work?


During your appointment you are expected to perform individual research as part of a team with a broader goal, to help guide PhD students and interact with researchers at climate modelling institutes, and to give presentations at international conferences and write a number of publications.  


Applicants should have


• a PhD degree in Atmospheric Science or Earth system science


• experience with running a global climate or numerical weather prediction model.


• excellent computing skills


• a conceptual mindset


• proficiency in written and spoken English.  

Conditions of employment

TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount for health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged. An International Children’s Centre offers childcare and an international primary school. Dual Career Services offers support to accompanying partners. Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Information and application

For more information about this position, please contact Dr. Louise Nuijens, phone: +31 (0)15-2785956, e-mail: louise.nuijens@tudelft.nl. To apply, please e-mail a detailed CV and a letter of application by 30 August 2018 to Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl.


Your application should include (a) your CV, (b) your letter of motivation, including your possible start date and the names and contact information of at least two references (max. 2 pages), and (c) copies of your degree and your transcripts (courses and grades). Please e-mail all your application information in one single PDF entitled Lastname_ CITG18-32.pdf. Applications will be reviewed in September. The appointment will have a start date as soon as possible, but not later than January 1, 2019.


Enquiries from agencies are not appreciated.

Factsheet

Department/faculty
Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Level
Working hours
36-40 hours weekly
Location
Delft
Contract
<empty>
Salary
3303 - 4166 euros monthly (full-time basis)

Closing date
Aug. 30, 2018
Vacancy nr.
CiTG18.32


Information

For more information about this job, please contact Dr. Louise Nuijens.

T +31 (0)15-2785956
E louise.nuijens@tudelft.nl

For more information about the application procedure, please contact:

E Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl


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