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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral research position on radiative effects of biomass-burning aerosols

From Nicolas Bellouin <>
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Date Thu, 14 Jan 2016 13:57:18 +0000

Post-doctoral research position on the radiative effects of biomass-burning aerosols
Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

We are looking for a post-doctoral researcher in the Aerosol group of the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. The post is available immediately for a fixed-term period of 3 years.

This position is part of the CLARIFY-2016 (CLouds and Aerosol Radiative Impacts and Forcing: Year 2016) project, which is funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council. CLARIFY-2016 involves a field campaign with the UK Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements in Namibia in late summer 2016 (, and global and
high-resolution numerical modelling activities. CLARIFY-2016 is a major consortium programme consisting of 5 UK universities (Exeter, Leeds, Manchester, Oxford, and Reading) with project partners from the UK Met Office, European universities and research institutes.

The successful applicant will assess, using large-eddy modelling, the relative magnitude of rapid adjustments to aerosol-radiation interactions (also called semi-direct effects). This modelling work will be supported by newly-acquired aircraft measurements of aerosol, cloud, temperature, humidity and radiation profiles.

Applicants should have a doctorate in atmospheric physics or a related field including meteorology and climate science, and experience of numerical modelling of radiative transfer, aerosol or cloud processes. Familiarity with large-eddy modelling is desirable, but not essential.

More information, including how to apply, can be found at
The complete job description is available at

Deadline for application is Sunday 31 January 2016. Informal enquiries are
welcome: please email Dr Nicolas Bellouin ( or
Prof Ellie Highwood (

Dr Nicolas Bellouin
Lyle 304, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading
PO Box 243, Reading, RG6 6BB, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 118 378 7639

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