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[Met-jobs] Postdoc available: Icosahedral atmospheric models

From "Thuburn, John" <>
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Date Fri, 3 Jun 2011 18:14:37 +0100

Job title       Associate Research Fellow
Job reference   P41934
Date posted     02/06/2011
Application closing date        04/07/2011
Location        Exeter
Salary  £24,370 - £26,629 per annum
Package  Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme, car 
lease scheme
Job category/type       Research

Job description         

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Available from July 2011 for a fixed term period of 36 months

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on developing 
numerical models of the atmosphere as part of the international ICOMEX 
consortium. The consortium comprises groups from Germany, France, Japan and USA 
developing models based on icosahedral grids; a key aim is to improve the 
ability of the models to exploit massively parallel computing architectures 
with hundreds of thousands of processors. The work at Exeter, led by Prof. John 
Thuburn, will focus on elliptic solvers for implicit time integration, and 
development of an efficient internal postprocessing package.

The post will involve mathematically formulating the new developments, 
implementation on a parallel computer, testing and analysis of parallel 
efficiency and scaling, and, for the implicit time scheme, detailed comparison 
against an equivalent explicit time integration scheme.

The successful applicant will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate 
knowledge of the discipline, research methods, and techniques required by the 
project. The ideal applicant will have experience of developing numerical 
methods, and/or applying them to problems in fluid dynamics or geophysics, and, 
in particular, parallel programming.

The successful applicant will have excellent communication skills, both orally 
and in writing, including the preparation of results for publication, and will 
spend time visiting the international collaborators.

The Job Description and Person Specification document is attached

For further information please contact Prof. John Thuburn, e-mail or telephone (01392) 725224.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive 
About Disabled People': if you have a disability, you should mention this in 
your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we 
particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the 


You can download an application form from

Please send your application, including CV, covering letter and the details of 
three referees, to Prof. John Thuburn,, quoting the job 
reference P41934 in any correspondence.

Prof. John Thuburn
Mathematics Research Institute
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
University of Exeter
North Park Road
Exeter EX4 4QF

Tel: +44 (0)1392 725224
Fax: +44 (0)1392 264067

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