|From||Richard Washington <email@example.com>|
|Date||Thu, 17 Feb 2011 18:49:38 +0000|
School of Geography and the Environment (SoGE) Post Doctoral Research Associate (PDRA): Modelling Dust Emission Grade 7.1 - 7.5 : £29,099 - £32,751pa PDRA on NERC Grant: Dust Observations for Models (DO4Models). Full-time post SoGE, University of Oxford, reporting to Dr Richard Washington. Post starts 1 June 2011, or as soon as possible thereafter. Post length is 33 months. Do4Models is a large NERC project involving The Met Office, Imperial College London, Sheffield University and the University of Cape Town. Oxford is the lead institute. Do4Models is a 39 month project which aims to provide relevant field data for the construction of a new dust emission scheme for climate models. Fieldwork is focussed on emissive dust sites in southern Africa (Botswana, Namibia, South Africa). This is an exciting opportunity to work on a unique project that combines field observations with state-of-the-art numerical modelling. Dust is an important part of the Earth's land-atmosphere-ocean-biosphere system. To predict future weather and climate it is crucial that numerical models represent the relationships important to the emission, transport and deposition of dust. We propose to develop the first model dust emission scheme which is based on purpose-built observed data sets that have been deliberately constructed to exactly match the scale of regional climate models. Our field observations will be a significant step towards a new generation of model schemes. Further information: http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/research/climate/projects/do4models.html Post holder responsibilities The post holder will be responsible for developing a new dust emission scheme based on purpose-built observed data sets. Two stages are proposed: development of a stand-alone box model and then development of the Met Office regional model scheme, in conjunction with scientists at the Met Office. The post holder will be required to write high quality journal articles, to present their research at conferences and workshops and assist in the running and administration of the project. Post holder capabilities The post holder will be expected to be thoroughly familiar with numerical modelling and have a strong research track record. The post holder will need to be highly competent in writing computer model code. For further information please see our website http://www.geog.ox.ac.uk/news/jobs/ or contact the HR Office on Tel. +44 1865 285082. Informal enquiries should be made to Dr Richard Washington (firstname.lastname@example.org). The closing date for applications is noon 27 April 2011, with interviews conducted in May 2011.
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