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[Met-jobs] Job advert: Research Fellow in South American Biomass Burning Analysis (ENVEE0141)

From Kirsty Schofield <>
To "''" <>
Date Tue, 6 Nov 2012 14:30:50 +0000

Dear Met-jobs
Please could I add the attached Research Fellow post (based in Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds) to the met-jobs list?
Here is the advert summary and link:
Faculty of Environment
School of Earth and Environment
Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
Research Fellow
Research: South American Biomass Burning Analysis (SAMBBA)
Fixed term for 34 months, start date 1 March 2013
We seek a motivated researcher to understand and quantify the effects of biomass burning aerosol (BBA) on regional weather using a synthesis of simulations and new field observations. Deforestation and agricultural burning across South America (Fig. 1) emit large amounts of aerosol and trace gases to the atmosphere with impacts on weather, climate and air quality. The aim of the South American Biomass Burning Analysis (SAMBBA) project is to understand the properties and impacts of this aerosol.
SAMBBA is a large consortium project funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) involving partners across the UK and in Brazil. The field campaign using the UK large BAe-146 research aircraft took place in September 2012, based out of Porto Velho in Brazil. The research flights have provided an unprecedented wealth of data on fire emissions, BBA radiative properties and BBA distributions in this region. You will work alongside another SAMBBA research fellow at Leeds, who is studying aerosol microphysics. Collaborating with others in the UK and Brazil, you will quantify how BBA interacts with radiation and clouds to affect regional weather and evaluate the implications for weather and climate prediction.
You will have a PhD (or be nearing completion) in a relevant branch of atmospheric or Earth System science; e.g. atmospheric composition, climate science, land-surface modelling. You will have proven experience in numerical programming as well as data visualisation. You will be expected to show demonstrable commitment to publication of original results at an international level.
University Grade 7 (£30,122 - £35,938 p.a.) Please note the funding limitations mean that an appointment above £30,122 p.a will probably result in a slightly shorter contract.
Informal enquiries may be made to Dr John Marsham, tel: +44 (0)113 343 8668, email:
Full details of this post can be read in the document attached below.
Closing Date: 4 December 2012
Ref: ENVEE0141
Please let me know if you need any other information.
Best wishes
Kirsty Schofield
11.11 Human Resources
E C Stoner Building
Woodhouse Lane
University of Leeds
T: 0113 343 5773

Attachment: ENVEE0141 Research Fellow in South American Biomass Burning Analysis.pdf
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