Postdoctoral Researcher - Future short duration high intensity rainfall events for Ireland via EURAXESS

Met Éireann

Dublin, Ireland 🇮🇪

Offer Description

Working within the Climate Services division the successful candidate will work to develop an R software based intense rainfall model which will account for climate change projections predicting rainfall amounts at any specific location which users may require. Currently Met Éireann does have an intense rainfall model which is based on historical data and published a technical report on this last year1 , however this does not include the effects of a changing climate. The model to be developed will not necessarily be based on the current model and as part of the project different approaches will be investigated. Intense rainfall modelling is an area of active research worldwide and encompasses extreme value analysis (EVA) techniques. A review of the current Met Éireann methodology and equivalent approaches by other meteorological services and a literature review will be made to determine possible potential approaches. Testing will allow the optimum model to be identified and further developed resulting in a final documented model with associated intense rainfall datasets and maps for use by workers within Met Éireann and elsewhere


Research Field: Physics » Metrology

Education Level: PhD or equivalent


ESSENTIAL for the job .

1. A Ph.D*. or equivalent experience in mathematics, physics, atmospheric sciences or a related environmental computational discipline is required. 

2. Strong quantitative skills including data analysis and model development.

3. Good programming skills. 

4. Effective oral and written communication skills.

DESIRABLE (but not essential) for the job

1. A proven track record in peer-reviewed publications.

2. Evidence of creativity and capability of independent research.

3. Familiarity with developing data sets.

* Applicants who are close to completion of a Ph.D. will also be consideredResearch FieldComputer science » Modelling toolsComputer science » ProgrammingEnvironmental science » Earth scienceEnvironmental science » Natural resources managementMathematics » Computational mathematicsMathematics » StatisticsPhysics » MetrologyPhysics » Applied physicsYears of Research Experience1 – 4Research FieldPhysics » MetrologyComputer science » Modelling toolsComputer science » ProgrammingEnvironmental science » Global changeEnvironmental science » Natural resources managementEnvironmental science » Water scienceEnvironmental science » OtherMathematics » Computational mathematicsMathematics » StatisticsPhysics » Applied physics

Years of Research Experience: 1 – 4





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