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We seek an outstanding postdoctoral research associate (PDRA) to participate in a project that aims to improve current interpretation of the East Asian climate response to aerosol forcing and reduce uncertainty in near-future regional climate projections.

The work is funded by the Climate Science for Services Partnership: China project: “Aerosols and regional climate dynamics”, and will involve a team from the Universities of Reading, Edinburgh, Leeds, and Exeter, together with a number of international partners. The PDRA will perform analysis of atmospheric circulation patterns that contribute to episodes of poor regional air quality. The PDRA will determine whether the frequency and severity of air quality events changes with time, and to what extent anthropogenic aerosol emissions play a role in this change. Performing experiments with a nudged version of the HadGEM3 model, the PDRA will assess the impact of climate variability and model biases on the simulated frequency and severity of air quality events. The PDRA will work in collaboration with the project team as well project partners from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics (Beijing), and engage with the Met Office.

Location: Edinburgh, UK

Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.

Post type: Full-time

Contract: Fixed term until 30th September 2019

Closing date: 10 August 2018

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We seek a talented and imaginative scientist to carry out research on applying observational constraints to ocean heat uptake and sea level change as projected by global atmosphere-ocean climate models (the latest generation of AOGCMs), using novel analytical techniques and model experiments.

This post is within the climate programme of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, for three years (less if appointed at a high salary in the range), to begin within the next few months, in a project (TICTOC) including collaborators from several institutions, funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council.

You will have:

  • PhD in mathematical or physical science
  • Strong physical insight, analytical ability, creativity and self-motivation
  • Knowledge of and interest in climate change science
  • Research experience involving AOGCM or 3D ocean modelling and analysis of large datasets

Location: NCAS, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 per annum

Contract: Full-time, fixed-term post of 3 years (or less if appointed at a high salary in the range)

Closing date: Thursday 28 June 2018

Interviews: planned for Thursday 5 July 2018

Contact: Jonathan Gregory

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Join a highly-regarded team of computational scientists to help deliver world-leading climate and Earth-System science. Work with state-of-the-art numerical modelling and analysis codes on some of the world’s most powerful supercomputers and biggest data centres.

NCAS-CMS provides computational modelling services to the UK Climate and Weather research communities, spanning all areas of the modelling workflow from computational resource allocation and management, to running complex climate simulations, to handling data storage and analysis. We develop software in-house and are responsible for installing and maintaining world-leading climate modelling systems on the UKs most powerful high-performance computers.

Location: Reading, UK

Salary: £29,799 to £30,688 p.a.

Post type: Full-time

Contract: Fixed term up to 3 years

Closing date: 17 June 2018

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Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in nowcasting, remote sensing or dynamics of deep convection, atmospheric dynamics, or a related field? Do you want to further your career in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

As part of the major new African Science for Weather Information and Forecasting Techniques (African-SWIFT) project an exciting opportunity has arisen for a scientist to lead research into developing science of deep moist convection for nowcasting in West and East Africa. The long-lived organised convective systems found in these regions, combined with very limited numerical weather prediction (NWP) skill, means there is an opportunity and need for improved nowcasting. This post will develop understanding of storm dynamics and predictability in order to improve nowcasts.

Location: University of Leeds, UK

Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.

Post type: Full-time

Contract: Fixed term (3 years)

Closing date: 24 May 2018

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