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Faculty of Environment, School of Earth and Environment, Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Fixed term for 30 months

Job sharing arrangements will be considered

Ref: ENVEE1122

University Grade 7 (£31,656 - £37,768 p.a.)

Closing Date: 28 July 2016

This postdoctoral position is part of the EU Horizon2020 collaborative Project CRESCENDO (Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate).

CRESCENDO brings together seven European Earth system modelling groups to improve the realism and reliability of future Earth system projections. The overarching goals of CRESCENDO are to improve the way that ESMs are evaluated, constrain key biogeochemical and aerosol feedbacks, quantify radiative forcings and generate an ensemble of Earth system projections for the coming century.

The objective of the project at Leeds is to improve the representation of natural aerosols in the UK Earth system model (UKESM), with particular emphasis on processes related to biogenic secondary organic aerosols, fire emissions and impacts, and the processes controlling the properties of aerosols in pristine pre-industrial-like environments. The research will involve developing the key model processes, evaluating the model against satellite and in situ observations, and testing the impact of these natural processes on historical and future climate.

The Leeds research project is led by Professor Ken Carslaw and Professor Dominick Spracklen. You will have the opportunity to work in close collaboration with scientists at the Met Office and across the CRESCENDO consortium.

Full time, fixed term for up to 3 years, Meteorology

  • Reference: SF13552
  • Application closes:  4th August 2016
  • Salary:  £28,982 to £37,769 per annum
  • Location:  University of Reading (Earley Gate), UK
  • Further particulars.

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The Horizon 2020 PRIMAVERA project is a major international research programme to develop a new generation of advanced high-resolution global climate models, capable of simulating and predicting regional climate with unprecedented fidelity for the benefit of governments, business and society. The post holder will become part of this international research team, developing a process-based understanding of the impact of climate variability and change on the energy sector.

It is anticipated that this post will include active engagement with key stakeholders in the energy sector to elicit areas of user need and to disseminate project results. A particular, but not necessarily exclusive, focus is likely to be electricity systems at national and continental scale in Europe.

You will have:

  • Excellent quantitative scientific and analytical skills
  • Demonstrated interest in climate science, particularly its impact on the energy sector
  • A PhD in a quantitative physical or mathematical science (or expect to gain one shortly)
  • Demonstrated computing skills (programming, use of complex scientific software, handling large datasets)
  • Strong team working and communication skills
  • Ability to identify and engage with stakeholders in the energy sector.

 

nerc-logo-115NERC are due to recruit the next cohort of participants for the 2016 Growing Future Leaders (GFL) programme. NCAS has been asked to nominate two members of staff who have already shown the potential to progress into leadership roles. We encourage you all to read the accompanying information and NERC selection criteria and to consider whether or not you meet the criteria and wish to apply. The NCAS Awards committee will review and evaluate all applications before selecting two names to put forward to NERC.

We welcome individual self-nominated applications from staff, as well as nominations from PIs and/or senior NCAS staff.

The application process has now closed and the successful applicants will be notified by the end of June 2016.

pdf Growing Future Leaders NCAS information pack 2016 (199 KB)