Saturday 12 November 2016

Job opportunity: Researcher in Geobiosphere Science - Lund University, Department of Physical Geograhy and Ecosystem Science

The appointee will investigate the role of biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks mediated by vegetation and carbon cycle responses to the climate evolution of the geological past. Model simulations and related data processing, analysis, and visualisation will be performed based on the EC-EARTH Earth system model. High-performance computing (HPC) platforms will be employed. Findings will contribute to the CMIP6 projects LUMIP (analyses of land use change and climate) and PMIP (palaeoclimate analyses), the latter in in collaboration with the Bert Bolin Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) at Stockholm University.

The research will be carried out under the leadership of senior scientists involved in the Linnaeus Centre of Excellence LUCCI and the Strategic Research Area MERGE, and the Bolin Centre for Climate Research. The appointee will document and report on their work in written and oral forms, and contribute to the scientific publication of results. Additional tasks will include liaison with HPC technical staff, model developers and scientists within LUCCI, MERGE, EC-EARTH and BCCR. Travel to and participation in project meetings, workshops and conferences mainly in Europe is expected.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in a subject relevant for the appointment. Prior experience of working with climate or Earth system models on HPC systems is a requirement. Applicants must possess documented skills in computer programming, preferably in FORTRAN or the C/C++ language family, and should be familiar with command-language scripting in Unix or Linux environments. An excellent command of written and spoken English is required.

Prior experience of the application of climate or Earth System modelling, especially EC-EARTH, to the study of climate dynamics, especially biosphere-atmosphere feedbacks is a strong advantage. Experience of ecosystem modelling, especially LPJ-GUESS, or knowledge of palaeoclimate, ecosystem or Earth system processes and coupled interactions is an advantage.

The University applies individual salaries. Please state requested salary in your application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.