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[Met-jobs] Job opportunity: Wind storm modeller

From Richard Dawson <richard.dawson@newcastle.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:51:53 +0000

Dear All,
Please see below an exciting opportunity for a research post on wind storm 
modelling.  Although employed by Newcastle University (UK), the post is hosted 
by the Met Office in Exeter (UK).
Best
Richard

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D30929R - Research Associate (Wind Storm Hazard Modeller)

Application form can be accessed here:
http://tinyurl.com/gox2feu
or via the University's job vacancy site:
https://vacancies.ncl.ac.uk 

Salary:                £28,982 to £30,738 (with progression to £37,768)
Closing Date:     18 January 2016

An exciting research post is now available for a suitably motivated and 
qualified candidate to develop new insights into climate change impacts on wind 
storms in the NERC STRAIN (STorm Risk Assessment of Interdependent 
infrastructure Networks) project. You will be employed by Newcastle University 
but be based at the Met Office Hadley Centre in Exeter in the Understanding 
Regional Climate Change team led by Dr. Elizabeth Kendon. 

In STRAIN, you will investigate wind fields over the UK from the unique CONVEX 
very high resolution (1.5km) climate model outputs to analyse changes in 
extreme wind intensity and direction, and compare them to standard models. This 
will inform the development of wind storm loading functions that are applied by 
other STRAIN project researchers to analyse risks to electricity networks.

You may come from a science, engineering, maths, geography background. You will 
hold a PhD and or equivalent research experience, and have previous experience 
in the analysis of climate model outputs. In addition to having a strong 
technical background, you will have good interpersonal skills and the ability 
to combine independent thinking with being part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

This post is available fixed term for 12 months

Professor Hayley Fowler (research post line manager) or Professor Richard 
Dawson (STRAIN project Principal Investigator)
Hayley.fowler@ncl.ac.uk or Richard.dawson@ncl.ac.uk

http://www.ncl.ac.uk/ceg/research/water/index.htm
www.ncl.ac.uk/ceser

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University's 
bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good employment practices for 
the advancement of gender equality, and the University holds the HR Excellence 
in Research award for our work to support the career development of our 
researchers.  We are also a member of the Euraxess network. 


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Professor Richard Dawson
Director, Centre for Earth Systems Engineering Research (CESER)
School of Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Room 3.19: Cassie Building, Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK
Tel: +44(0)191 208 6618
www.ncl.ac.uk/ceg/staff/profile/richard.dawson

www.ncl.ac.uk/ceser/  
@nclceser 
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