|From||Piers Forster <P.M.Forster@leeds.ac.uk>|
|Cc||Rosaleen McDonnell <R.A.McDonnell@leeds.ac.uk>|
|Date||Tue, 1 Feb 2011 11:58:45 +0000|
Research Fellowship in Climate Modelling of Geo-engineering Proposals (Full time, fixed term for 36 months) Project Title: Integrated Assessment of Geo-engineering Proposals (IAGP) www.iagp.ac.uk This Research Fellowship is part of a four year Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded project. "Integrated Assessment of Geo-engineering Proposals" is led by the University of Leeds and involves five other universities and the Met Office Hadley Centre, working together to develop a framework for evaluating new geo-engineering technologies. Topics being addressed include combining different technologies to maximise mitigation benefits and minimise risks, and control strategies for geo-engineering schemes (including 'turning off' quickly if needed). Part of the programme is dedicated to researching the views of the public and how they should be considered in policy formation. You will perform a key evaluation of physical science aspects for the project. Specifically you will run the UK Met Office Unified climate Model (HadGEM-UKCA) climate models to evaluate the effectiveness and side effects of geo-engineering options, collaborating with the UK Met Office, and other partners. You will receive broad training in atmospheric sciences, presentation and scientific writing skills. You will also work as part of a national interdisciplinary team of enthusiastic scientists evaluating the societal and technological challenges of geo-engineering and collaborate internationally, giving opportunities to travel to the US and Europe. You will have, or be close to completing a PhD and have a strong record of research in atmospheric numerical modelling. You will have experience of Fortran, IDL, and shell scripts for Unix platforms and supercomputers. Ideally you will also have experience of running the UK Unified Model. You will have proven publication skills, good communication skills, an interest in interdisciplinary research and the ability to work as part of a team. You will be expected to contribute to ongoing research of the physical climate change group and the wider IAGP project. You will also be expected to publish research papers, and to present your research at national and international meetings. University Grade 7 (£29,853 - £35,646 p.a.) Please note that it is likely that the appointment will be made at £29,853p.a. since there are funding limitations which dictate the starting level at which the appointment can be made. Informal enquiries to Professor Piers Forster, tel +44 (0)113 343 6476, email email@example.com. To download an application form and job details please visit http://hr.leeds.ac.uk/jobs/ Alternatively these may be obtained from Mrs Patricia Shepherd, email firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to Mrs P Shepherd School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, tel + 44 (0)113 343 5201. Job ref 315278 Closing date 7 March 2011 Interviews will take place on 17 March 2011. Telephone interviews can be arranged for international candidates if required, or in exceptional circumstances for other candidates. Piers Forster (www.env.leeds.ac.uk/~piers) Room 8.108 Earth and Environment T +44 113 343 6476; F +44 113 343 6716; E email@example.com School of Earth and Environment, University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK Administrator, Ros McDonnell, http://www.iagp.ac.uk/ Tel: 0113 343 5245 (Mon and Thurs) Tel: 01663 747 129 (Tues and Weds am)
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