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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral Research Position (full time) at the University of Cambridge (UK)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:14:23 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Post-doctoral Research Position on LES Simulations of Extreme
Precipitation Events (Fixed Term)

The atmospheric process group within the Department of Geography at the
University of Cambridge is looking for a Post-doctoral Research
Associate to work on high-resolution (LES) simulations of extreme
precipitation events. The focus will be to implement, test and further
develop existing physical parametrisations such as cloud microphysics,
radiation, surface fluxes and turbulent mixing with a new multi-scale
atmospheric modelling framework.

The post is part of the European Consortium PEARL - Preparing for
Extreme And Rare events in coastaL regions - and involves contributions
from 23 institutions. The main goal of PEARL is to develop adaptive risk
management measures and strategies for coastal communities against
extreme hydro-meteorological events.

In collaboration with Imperial College, London a new adaptive
multi-scale multi-physical atmospheric modelling framework will be
developed by combining existing physical modules from the Cambridge LES
model ATHAM (Active Tracer High-resolution Atmospheric Model) with
Imperial College's dynamical core FLUIDITY on an unstructured mesh that
allows for grid adaptation. Simulations of past and hypothetical future
test cases will be performed. Limitations of predictability will be
assessed. Input will be provided to wave, ocean and hydrological models
for the assessment of flooding and its impact in coastal environments.

The post involves travel to international conferences and project
meetings. There will be the possibility to co-advise doctoral students
and potentially other teaching opportunities.

Applicants should have a doctorate in atmospheric physics or a related
field and ideally a strong background in cloud physics, boundary layer
processes and high-resolution modelling. Experience with cloud aerosol
microphysical and surface flux parameterisations is advantageous.

Informal inquiries should be directed to Dr Michael Herzog by email,
<mh526@cam.ac.uk>.

Fixed term: The funds for this post are available for 36 months in the
first instance.
Salary range: £27,854 - £32,267 depending on experience
Closing date: April 4th, 2014.

To apply online for this vacancy, please go to
<http://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/3295>






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