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CDD Researcher - Simulations and processing of climate projections at regional scale

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General information

Reference : UMR8212-SONFIR-001
Workplace : GIF SUR YVETTE
Date of publication : Thursday, February 07, 2019
Type of Contract : FTC Scientist
Contract Period : 12 months
Expected date of employment : 1 April 2019
Proportion of work : Full time
Remuneration : between 3 962€ and 4 136€ (monthly gross salary) accoridng to experience
Desired level of education : PhD
Experience required : 5 to 10 years


The candidate will mainly work on the development of data processing workflows, but he will also make diagnostics and an atlas of figures evaluating the simulations, together with an analysis of the ensemble and its spread and uncertainty characteristics. The job could also include a research component regarding the analysis of the results.


The job will mainly consist in:
- Building a tool to monitor the simulations of WRF381P on the supercalculator of CEA TGCC, and to monitor the current simulations
- Implementing interfaces between GCMs and RCMs,
- Developing a post-processing chain in order to distribute the results of the simulations in the international system distributing climate simulations called ESGF,
- Developing a processing chain for the diagnostics of the simulations of the whole project, including the creation of an ensemble of figures,
- Developing the documentation of the processing chains,
- Providing the evaluation analysis of the simulations; this task could lead to a publication.


A Ph.D. in the field of climate is requested for this job, as well as a good understanding of climate modelling, and a good knowledge in the field of statistical processing of data. The candidate shall demonstrate an understanding of several languages such as PYTHON, R, FORTRAN, as well as a very good knowledge of the UNIX environment. A good knowledge of the data management tools will be appreciated.

Work Context

Given the need to adapt to climate change, decision makers and enterprises ask more and more information on how to deal with this evolution. The European program COPERNICUS has therefore developed a “data store” that gives access to the results of numerous digital simulations of the climate at the regional scale over Europe. The Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement (LSCE) is involved in this approach through a dedicated European project, called PRINCIPLES C3S, which is coordinated by SMHI. In this project, the LSCE has two missions:
i) Run the climate simulations at the regional scale over more than a century from the model WRF381P, and ii) guide the assessment and the verification of the simulations from all the partners of the project.

The job will be at LSCE, Orme des Merisiers, located in Saclay (91), 25 kms away from Paris (Essonne). The candidate will interact with other teams at IPSL (located in Jussieu, Paris).

Additional Information

European Program COPERNICUS

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