PostDoc on Sea Ice Modelling in the Arctic and Antarctic

Catholic University of Leuven

2 years

Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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The Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research (TECLIM) of the Catholic University of Leuven is offering a postdoc on sea ice modelling in the Arctic and Antarctic for a period of 24 months.

Host organisation

UCLouvain is a leading French-speaking university in the world, ranking in the top 1% of universities worldwide. It fosters an environment that is conducive to scientific creativity, research and development activities, and a balance between research and teaching positions.

Research at the Georges Lemaître Centre for Earth and Climate Research aims to understand the functioning of the Earth system, with a focus on its climatic component and human-environment interactions.

Position description

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • to perform and compare extensive simulations with the global sea-ice-ocean general circulation model NEMO4-SI3 driven by atmospheric reanalysis at two different horizontal resolutions (1° and 1/12°);
  • determine the impact of resolution on the mean state of the model and the ability of the model to reproduce the
  • record summer sea ice extent observed recently in the Arctic and Antarctic.

Profile and skills

  • PhD in oceanography, ocean modelling or a related discipline;
  • Have already published in international scientific journals;
  • Experience in polar oceanography/glaciology;
  • Advanced programming, post-processing and data management/analysis skills;
  • Fluent English: level B2
  • Capacity of analysis and synthesis

Professional skills

  • Adaptability
  • Teamwork
  • Autonomy
  • Good communication (written and oral)
  • Writing skills
  • Passion and enthusiasm

Contract type

Full time for 2 years


TECLIM, UCLouvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

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