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[Met-jobs] Post-doc on Global Aerosol-Cloud Interactions at University of Oxford

From Philip Stier <>
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Date Mon, 19 Dec 2011 14:21:41 +0000

Post-doctoral research position on global aerosol-cloud interactions

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher on global aerosol-cloud interactions and radiative effects in the dynamic Climate Processes Group within the sub-Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics of the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. The post is available immediately initially for a fixed-term period of two and a half years.

This position is part of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) funded research consortium ACID-PRUF, with the objective to reduce the uncertainty in estimates of radiative forcing and climate feedbacks relating to aerosol and cloud processes through a targeted laboratory measurement and modelling programme, between ten UK universities and research centres. Within the consortium, the University of Oxford is coordinating the global modelling activities.  

The focus of this research will be on uncertainties in the representation of aerosol-cloud processes in complex global climate models with the aim to assess and quantify the impact of parametric uncertainties on radiative forcing through global modeling - in close interaction with laboratory measurements and process studies conducted within ACID-PRUF.

The successful applicant will guide this research activity and is expected to develop original research strategies, take responsibility for the relevant model development and run the models on local as well as supercomputing facilities. The results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications.  This post offers the possibility to co-advise a doctoral student and potentially other teaching opportunities.

Applicants should have a doctorate in atmospheric physics or a related field and ideally a strong aerosol/cloud physics background. As this consortium spans all the way from detailed laboratory measurements to global climate modelling, this post would suit an applicant with related process modelling or measurement experience and the interest to refocus on global climate modelling (or vice versa).

Please direct informal enquiries to Dr Philip Stier.

Only applications received before midday on 31 January 2012 can be considered. All applications have to be made online. Further details and the application form can be found on the University of Oxford recruitment webpage using the Vacancy ID 101748.


Philip Stier
University Lecturer
Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics
Department of Physics
University of Oxford

phone: +44 1865 272887

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