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Job Opportunity: Head of new Centre for Expertise on Modelling the Atmosphere and Climate (CEMAC)

University of Leeds

Closing Date: 19 May 2015

Ref: ENVEE1047

University Grade 9 (£47,328 - £54,841 p.a.)

Full time - job sharing arrangements can be considered

Informal enquiries may be made to the Director of ICAS, Professor Ken Carslaw:

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+44 (0)113 343 1597

Click here for more information and to apply.

The Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) within the School of Earth and Environment is one of the UK's largest and most diverse institutes for atmospheric research, making fundamental advances in our understanding of climate change, weather, air pollution, and impacts on our planet and society. ICAS has over 30 academic staff and about 100 postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.

The University of Leeds seeks to appoint a high calibre Head of CEMAC to implement and lead the new Centre. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of operating within fast moving complex research computing environments. You will have a First degree (Bachelor's or equivalent) in an appropriate technical, scientific, or engineering discipline, ideally with a strong software engineering component. You must be able to demonstrate previous success in developing and maintaining operational systems and software focused on responding to the needs of diverse users.


Funding Call - Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation

As part of the Environmental Risks to Infrastructure Innovation Programme, NERC is launching an innovation call in this area by inviting expressions of interest (EoI) for short-term feasibility studies and longer-term translational projects. Successful applicants at EoI stage will be asked to submit a full proposal.

NERC has a budget of up to £1m to fund proposals on the following themes:

  • Identifying, understanding and quantifying environmental risks to the infrastructure system.
  • Likelihood, effect and impact of multi-hazard combinations on the infrastructure system.
  • Dealing with uncertainty in design, operational and investment decisions.

The timetable for the call is as follows:

  • Deadline for Expressions of Interest - 16:00 28 May 2015
  • Brokerage workshop - 15 May 2015
  • Closing date for full proposals - September 2015 (date TBC)
  • Successful projects start - January 2016.

Click here for the official webpage with further information

Click here for an Expression of Interest form

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Early Career Research Forum 2015

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science is hosting an Early Career Forum in Reading on Wednesday 6 May 2015. The forum is open to all early career researchers (usually defined as researchers within 5 years of submitting their PhD). The general aim of the Early Career Forum is to bring together a group of early career scientists to:

  1. discuss future research directions in atmospheric science
  2. broaden your exposure to the diverse range of atmospheric science

The forum also provides an opportunity for early career atmospheric scientists to present and discuss their work with others in the field, and to network with other researchers.


10th Eumetcal Workshop Joint with ECMWF

Advancing Numerical Weather Prediction Training and Education

15-18 June 2015

We are pleased to announce that the registration and abstract/proposal submission is now open (deadline 30 April 2015) for this workshop.

Numerical Weather Prediction models and products are continually developing in response to societal needs. The workshop aims to bring together the academic, forecasting and training communities to discuss future training needs and solutions.

We will focus on three themes:

• Changes in numerical weather prediction, services and role of forecasters

• Mapping NWP education and training strategies today and tomorrow

• The avant-garde (demonstrations / experimental techniques)

Click here to access the registration and abstract/proposal submission forms, along with additional information about the workshop.