Opportunity: Computational Scientist
Job title : Computational Scientist
Job reference : RS13018
Application closing date : 01/05/2013
Location : University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus, Earley Gate
Salary : Grade 6 or 7 - £27,854 to £40,834 per annum
Package : Department of NCAS-CMS/Meteorology, School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Full-time, Fixed-term for 3 Years
Job category/type : Other Related
Job description : To support the JWCRP (Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme) high resolution and Earth System Modelling programmes by improving the portability, scalability, data handling, and overall performance of the Unified Model. This role is to be undertaken in the context of providing support for specific projects for specific computer architectures.
You will have:
- Excellent programming skills
- Knowledge of high-performance computing
- A first degree in a numerical or scientific discipline
- Experience of numerical modelling in a research environment
- Demonstrated ability to work independently (grade 7)
Informal contact details
Contact role: Head of NCAS-CMS
Contact name: Grenville Lister
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6021
Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Head of Models and Data
Contact name: Bryan Lawrence
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6507
We invite you to apply online for this vacancy using the online application sytem
NCAS Research Fellow in LIDAR Observations of Volcanic Ash
You will contribute to the ongoing work concerning the use of the NCAS LIDAR for the observation of airborne volcanic ash. The role will involve the quality control, analysis and interpretation of data collected from the NCAS LIDAR deployed in Iceland, the development of ash microphysical retrievals using this data and that from additional instrumentation co-located with the LIDAR, the development and delivery of training to the growing Icelandic LIDAR community, and to develop LIDAR techniques for the automated early warning of hazardous periods arising from the re-suspension of volcanic ash. This work is expected to lead to further funding opportunities, the application for which you will be expected to contribute. We will expect you to also contribute to other work within NCAS on use of LIDAR techniques for observing volcanic ash.
Opportunity: Lectureship in Physical Chemistry
The Department of Chemistry at the University of York (www.york.ac.uk/chemistry/) seeks applications for a lectureship in Physical Chemistry from outstanding individuals with recognised achievements in research. We welcome applicants with interests in any area of experimental or theoretical Physical Chemistry or Chemical Physics which complement, broaden or strengthen the current research areas in physical chemistry at York.
Ideally, the successful applicant will be in post by 1 October 2013.
Further details together with guidance notes for applicants are available at: https://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=162098
Closing date: Midnight on Tuesday 12 March 2013
Discipline-hopping internship 2013
UNIVERSITY OF YORK
CENTRE FOR CHRONIC DISEASES AND DISORDERS (C2D2)
Discipline-hopping internship 2013
To make your application please go to York University's jobs website.
The increased risks of pollen allergens on health with future climate change
Supervisor: Dr Katherine Selby (Environment Department)
Predicted climate change will cause poleward migration of plants. The pollen released from these plants will add to the chronic respiratory health risks of sensitised people especially in areas with high levels of air pollutants. A recent EU project (HIALINE) identified the key allergens present within pollen but these allergens were not linked to patient symptoms. This project would address this omission by combining the experience and expertise of a health scientist with that of pollen analysis within the Environment Department. Primary pollen and patient data would be collected from York and analysed using both statistical and participatory Geographical Information Systems (GIS). Air pollution data and models would also be used to provide an holistic analysis of the effects of allergens on health. This knowledge would be applied to future predicted scenarios of climate-induced poleward migration of plants. Dissemination of data would occur in social and natural science journals (Allergy, Ecology), at conferences (Palynological Meeting, San Francisco, 2013) and a large grant application would be prepared to extend this work to a European-wide context.
Skills acquired: The researcher would acquire specific skills in indoor and outdoor pollen monitoring and identification, and the use of air pollution models and GIS.
Candidate background: Health scientist
Salary will be £23,339 per annum.
Closing date: 6 February 2013
For further information and to apply on-line, please visit our website: https://jobs.york.ac.uk
The University of York is committed to promoting equality and diversity.
C2D2 is an institution-wide 'virtual centre' for coordinating, promoting and maximising the benefit of research into chronic illnesses and conditions. As part of our commitment to finding interdisciplinary solutions to research questions, we are launching this year a 'discipline-hopping' internship scheme. This innovative scheme is aimed at preparing future research leaders. It offers the best and most imaginative young researchers, studying chronic illnesses and conditions, the opportunity to step out of their original discipline and spend up to a year developing complementary skills and knowledge in a different academic area.
We are seeking to make up to five appointments. The postholder will have a PhD or equivalent research experience and be able to provide evidence of previous engagement in work outside his/her core discipline. A range of possible projects are available, including ones in the sciences, the social sciences and the arts and humanities.
Update on relevant European Research related activities
Topics in this update:
- Horizon 2020: EC seeks members of expert advisory groups
- COST launches call for proposals
- Europe breathes easy with the EC’s 2013 Year of Air
- Conference on EU Science: Global Change and Global Collaboration