Postdoc Positions in Climate and Ocean Modeling at the National Institute for Space Research, Brazil | POGO

Postdoc Positions in Climate and Ocean Modeling at the National Institute for Space Research, Brazil

Three Post-doctoral Research positions are available at the National Institute for Space Research (INPE), Cachoeira Paulista, SP, Brazil. Application review will start as soon as the applications are received and continue until the position is filled. The successful candidates will use the Brazilian Earth System Model (BESM) to perform and analyze long-term climate simulations with relevance to the global climate change processes.


INPE invites for post-doctoral fellowships in one of the topics of the following areas:


 1 – Atmosphere: research and development of parameterizations of physical processes in the new version of the CPTEC Atmospheric Global Circulation Model (the atmospheric model of BESM); radiation (short-wave and long-wave) and cloud-radiation interactions; turbulence and vertical diffusion; surface processes and vertical diffusion; surface processes and their interaction with planetary boundary layer; deep and shallow cumulus convection and transition from shallow to deep convection; microphysics of clouds and precipitation; aerosols and atmospheric chemistry.

2 – Land surface: Research and development with INLAND land surface model of BESM with emphasis in: modeling vegetation fires; croplands modeling; modeling hydrological processes including river discharge and seasonally flooded areas; phenology and vegetation dynamics; terrestrial carbon cycle.

3 – Ocean: Research and development with MOM4/5 global ocean model coupled to CPTEC AGCM, with emphasis ocean biogeochemistry done with TOPAZ model; marine ice modeling; effects of river discharges on ocean/atmosphere variability and change;



  1. Doctorate degree in Meteorology, Physics, Oceanography, Atmospheric Science, Geosciences or other related fields.
  2. Experience in programming (Fortran-90 and scripting preferred) in a Linux/UNIX environment is required.
  3. Experience in numerical modeling (core dynamics or physical processes) will be considered a plus.
  4. Experience in single-column models (SCM) and/or a Cloud Resolving Models (CRMs) in development of atmospheric physical processes will be considered a plus.
  5. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are expected, communication in Portuguese is expected with time within the group; interest and ability to work independently but team-oriented in a young, international research group.

The positions will be awarded for three years, and the starting dates are as soon as possible. This is an equal opportunity employment project.

For additional information, please write to Professor Paulo Nobre at paulo.nobre{at} or to Renata Rodrigues at renata.rodrigues{at}


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