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[Met-jobs] Two aerosol-cloud research fellow positions at University of Leeds.

From "Field, Paul" <paul.field@metoffice.gov.uk>
To "'met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk'" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Cc "'p.field@leeds.ac.uk'" <p.field@leeds.ac.uk>, "Field, Paul" <paul.field@metoffice.gov.uk>
Date Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:37:03 +0000

Hello

One of these was posted earlier in the week - but it looked a bit garbled. 
Please could you post these two ads together (see below)?

Cheers
Paul

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Two research fellow position in aerosol-cloud interactions at Leeds University


Research Fellow in Aerosol-Cloud Interactions
University of Leeds  - School of Earth and Environment

Fixed term for 5 years

The University of Leeds has significant expertise in aerosol-cloud interactions 
ranging from laboratory work and observations through to modelling at the 
process and climate scale. The University of Leeds and the Met Office have 
developed an aerosol-cloud interacting model (UKCA-4a) capable of representing 
the evolution of cloud fields over large domains (~1000km). Using this tool 
they will advance understanding of the processes that control the response of 
cloud fields to changes in aerosol loadings. Parametrization approaches to 
encapsulate this knowledge required to improve coarse GCM climate predictions 
will be developed.

You will already be, or will rapidly become, an expert in the use and 
development of the UKCA-4a aerosol-cloud interaction model. You will also be 
involved in the exploration of relevant case studies and the proposal and 
testing of parametrization frameworks for representing aerosol-cloud 
interactions in coarser resolution models. Your close interaction with 
researchers at Leeds and the Met Office will ensure that successful research 
will aid in the development of operational weather and climate models.

You will have a PhD (or be close to obtaining one) in a relevant branch of 
atmospheric or Earth System science. You will also have proven experience in 
numerical programming, excellent communication skills and a high quality 
publication record.

You will be an exceptional scientist with the freedom to develop your own 
research goals within the core objectives of the group. You will also have the 
opportunity to write your own additional research funding proposals.

University Grade 7 (£30,424 - £36,298 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Paul Field, tel +44 (0)1392 884541, email 
p.field@see.leeds.ac.uk.

http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_universityofleeds01.asp?s=PyAxDIfSqHTyVvHqn&jobid=97056,3258682565&key=94000637&c=548347981402&pagestamp=sepywvlbiubgaxdqup

Closing Date: 21 May 2013



Research Fellow in Ice-phase Aerosol-Cloud Interactions
University of Leeds - School of Earth and Environment

Fixed term for 3 years

Aerosol-cloud interactions introduce large uncertainty into efforts to predict 
the future climate. You will join a new team to investigate aerosol-cloud 
interactions in ice clouds. You will be required to develop an understanding of 
how aerosolperturbations affect ice dominated cloud fields.

You will capitalise on a new high resolution (convection permitting) 
aerosol-cloud interaction model based on the Met Office Unified Model, coupled 
to the aerosol-chemistry representation developed at the University of Leeds. 
This new tool will enable you to explore the evolution of regional scale cloud 
fields. Understanding how aerosol perturbations feedback through changes to the 
thermodynamic and dynamic environment of extensive cloud fields is key to 
reducing the uncertainty in aerosol-cloud interactions. Aerosol-cloud 
interactions within evolving cloud fields involving ice and mixed-phase have 
not been extensively explored at convection permitting resolutions. Objectives 
of this position will include the exploration of different representations of 
ice nuclei (IN), testing of the model against observations for fully coupled 
prognostic IN (and CCN) convection permitting simulations, and determining if 
there are any regime dependencies that lead to some physical processes 
dominating.

You will rapidly become proficient in the use and development of the UKCA-4a 
aerosol-cloud interaction model. This position will include the exploration of 
case studies, the proposal and testing of parametrization frameworks for 
representing aerosol-cloud interactions.

The University of Leeds has significant expertise in aerosol-cloud interactions 
ranging from laboratory work and observations through to modelling at the 
process and climate scale. The University of Leeds and the Met Office have 
developed an aerosol-cloud interacting model (UKCA-4a) capable of representing 
the evolution of cloud fields over large domains (~1000km). Using this tool we 
will advance understanding of the processes that control the response of cloud 
fields to changes in aerosol loadings. Parametrization approaches to 
encapsulate this knowledge required to improve coarse GCM climate predictions 
will be developed.

You will have a PhD (or be close to obtaining) in a relevant branch of 
atmospheric or Earth System science. You will have proven experience in 
numerical programming along with excellent communication skills. 

University Grade 7 (£30,424 - £36,298 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Paul Field, tel: +44 (0)139 288 4541, email: 
p.field@see.leeds.ac.uk 

http://ig29.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_universityofleeds01.asp?s=ggpRoUZwJhYKpMmYhe&jobid=97164,4646568765&key=94000637&c=548347981402&pagestamp=sexmwuhfqexnhreutm

Closing Date: 22 May 2013



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Paul Field

Met Office   FitzRoy Road   Exeter   EX1 3PB   United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1392 884541   Fax: +44 (0)1392 885681
paul.field@metoffice.gov.uk   http://www.metoffice.gov.uk


School of Earth and Environment,             
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.     
p.field@leeds.ac.uk      http://homepages.see.leeds.ac.uk/
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