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Closing date:  March 5th 2017

Interviews:  March 22nd 2017 

Job Reference: 5499

An exciting opportunity is now available to work as part of the team developing the next generation of atmospheric chemical mechanisms in the Wolfson Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratories, Department of Chemistry, University of York as part of the NERC funded “Mechanisms for Atmospheric chemistry: GeneratioN, Interpretation and FidelitY (MAGNIFY)” project.

An 18-24 month postdoctoral research position is available to support the long term sustainability, development and exploitation of chemical mechanisms - including the benchmark Master Chemical Mechanism. Aspects of the research will include: development and evaluation of automatic mechanism generation, data management, visualisation and cheminfomatics, and mechanism intercomparison.

As part of the project, you will also work closely with project partners at the Université Paris Est and Atmospheric Chemistry Services.

As well as being suitable for candidates with a background in chemistry, this appointment would also equally suit you if you have an appropriate background in Computer Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, and/or Engineering.

Click here for the job brief and application process information.

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Registration deadline: Monday 13th March 2017

The UK Atmospheric Dry Deposition Working Group is holding a one-day workshop on ‘Atmospheric Dry Deposition: Future Directions’ on Thursday 23rd March at the Amba Hotel Marble Arch, London.

Atmospheric deposition to the Earth’s surface is a key loss process for many atmospheric trace constituents, both in the gaseous and aerosol phases.  Atmospheric deposition can also impact on land surface processes (e.g. the uptake of ozone affects vegetation productivity), ocean biogeochemistry and the cryosphere (e.g. deposition of black carbon to ice and snow).

The objectives of the workshop are:

  • to bring together those in the UK with interests in atmospheric deposition
  • to discuss/develop plans on how atmospheric deposition processes can be improved in UK Earth System Models
  • to consider future funding opportunities.

Click here to access an outline agenda for the day.

Click here for directions to the Amba Hotel Marble Arch, Bryanston Street, London, W1H 7EH.

As space is limited, interested parties are asked to register by Monday 13th March. Click here for the registration form.

Job Reference: SRF14512-R

Location: University of Reading, UK

Closing Date: 02/03/2017

Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum

School / Function: School of Mathematical Physical and Computational Sciences

Department: National Centre for Earth Observation

Contract Duration: Fixed term for up to 31 March 2021

We seek a motivated researcher to join the UK Earth system model core development team, which has responsibility to develop, apply, evaluate and support the use of future generation UK Earth system models (UKESM). The applicant will work on the development of novel evaluation tools and techniques to exploit satellite data in the evaluation of the UK’s new Earth system model, UKESM1. This is an exciting opportunity to join both the UKESM core team and the new NERC-funded UKESM Long Term Science Multi-centre project. UKESM1will be a national UK modelling resource and constitutes the UK’s primary contribution to the forthcoming 6th Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6). The initial scientific focus of the post will be on evaluating biophysical and biogeochemical land-atmosphere interactions involving the carbon and water cycles.

Closing date: 5 March 2017

Fixed term for 36 months due to external funding

Salary: Grade 7 (£32,004 – £38,183 p.a.)

Location: School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds

Reference: ENVEE1146

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in atmospheric modelling? Do you want to further your career with the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and be based at one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) aims to support long term science expertise in aerosol modelling to improve the UK’s modelling capability and narrow the uncertainty in aerosol effects on climate. You will develop and apply new expertise that will contribute to the reduction of model uncertainty, with an emphasis on developing our understanding of North Atlantic climate change through the North Atlantic Climate System Integrated Study (ACSIS).

ACSIS is a new NERC Long-Term Science programme funded for five years (2016-2021), led by NCAS, with the overarching goal to enhance capabilities to detect, attribute and predict changes in the North Atlantic Climate System. The Leeds project, led by Professor Ken Carslaw, focuses on further developing and applying advanced models of aerosols and clouds from the scale of <1 km to the global scale. The emphasis of the project is on reducing uncertainties in forcing estimates by using a range of models and observational datasets, including in situ measurements and satellite data in collaboration with the National Centre for Earth Observation. The project is intended to make a lasting contribution to the UK’s National Capability models.

You will have a PhD, or be close to completing, in a relevant area of atmospheric modelling, with experience of numerical modelling in fortran and data visualisation software. You will work closely and interactively with a team of scientists, including scientists at NCAS, the Met Office and the National Centre for Earth Observation, and as such you will need excellent communications skills. You will also have a commitment to publishing original results at an international level. It would be advantageous if you had experience of using large atmospheric or climate models.

For further information and to apply please visit the University of Leeds jobs website - http://bit.ly/ENVEE1146-NCAS-Researcher

Alternatively, for any queries you may have about the role, please contact:

Professor Ken Carslaw, Professor of Atmospheric Science

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1597

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