Postdoc/Research Fellow Position in EXTREME URBAN WEATHER MODELING

Seeking a highly motivated researcher to lead a modeling study of extreme weather events over Singapore using the newly developed urban-scale weather and climate model at the Center for ClimateResearch Singapore, CCRS which is part of the Meteorological Service Singapore (MSS).

The successful candidate is expected to apply and evaluate the performance of the 100 m urban model known as uSINGV to simulate extreme rainfall and wind events in Singapore. uSINGV is developed byCCRS in collaboration with the UK Met Office and other members of the Unified Model (UM) partnership. The research work includes the selection of extreme and high-impact weather cases (with heavy rainfall and strong winds), consolidation of observational data for use in model evaluation, model improvements needed for high-resolution applications, setting up numerical experiments, and evaluation of simulations, presentation of results at conferences/meetings and writing progress reports and scientific papers. Developing a suitable methodology to properly evaluate high-resolution simulations with observations will also be an important task.Successful candidates must have a Ph.D. in a related field, relevant modeling experience, the ability to work with large datasets, the ability to work well with others and independently, and excellent technical, organizational, and communication skills, both written and verbal to disseminate key results to the academic community, project partners and government stakeholders. The position will be based in the urban climate lab of the Department of Geography at the National University of Singapore, NUS. This will be a collaborative project with CCRS and will also involve scientists from the UK Met
Office and its UM partners. The research outcomes will help CCRS in its vision to be a world-leading center in tropical climate and weather research focusing on the Southeast Asia region.

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