Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Aerosol, Cloud Climate Interactions (3 posts)

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Oxford, ENGLAND
Deadline: 17 Jul 2017

Applications are invited for up to three Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Aerosol, Cloud Climate Interactions. The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years.

These projects will be at the forefront of modelling based assessments of aerosol, cloud climate interactions. Two positions are available as part of the new European Research Council project constRaining the EffeCts of Aerosols on Precipitation (RECAP) ranging from idealised to realistic global scale modelling to detailed CRM/LES modelling of aerosol and cloud processes on smaller scales. One position, part of the NERC Aerosol-Cloud Uncertainty REduction project (A-CURE) will combine innovative perturbed physics ensembles with comprehensive observations to reduce uncertainty in aerosol radiative effects.

The successful candidates will work closely with national and international collaborators and are expected to develop innovative modelling approaches. You will develop original research and analysis strategies. Results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in in atmospheric modelling. Depending on the post, additional experience in atmospheric dynamics, small scale processes or the use of remote sensing and in-situ observations of aerosol and cloud parameters is of benefit.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate an excellent understanding of atmospheric physics, a strong background in atmospheric modelling and a demonstrated drive and ability to perform novel research of international standing.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Philip Stier (philip.stier@physics.ox.ac.uk ).

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Monday 17 July 2017 can be considered.


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