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[Met-jobs] Research Fellow in Aerosol-Cloud Interaction as part of the CLARIFY project

From Mollie Van der Gucht <>
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Date Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:59:08 +0000



Please advertise:


Research Fellow in Aerosol-Cloud Interaction as part of the CLARIFY project


University of Leeds, Faculty of Environment, School of Earth and Environment,

Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science


Fixed term for 3 years


Job sharing arrangements can be considered


This research position is part of the NERC collaborative Project CLARIFY (CLoud-Aerosol-Radiation Interactions and Forcing). CLARIFY involves the universities of Exeter, Leeds, Manchester, Reading, Oxford and the Met Office. The overall objective of CLARIFY is to use the natural laboratory of the southeast Atlantic to improve our understanding of aerosol-radiation and aerosol-cloud interaction processes and their impacts on local, regional and global weather and climate. CLARIFY involves an intensive airborne field campaign in 2016 with supporting surface and satellite measurements over the southeast Atlantic. The measurements will be used to develop improved models at different spatial scales from the cloud scale to the global scale that couple aerosols, clouds and radiation.


The research fellow post in Leeds focuses on modelling aerosol-cloud interactions. The research will exploit a new version of the Met Office Unified Model that couples aerosol and cloud microphysics embedded at regional scales with resolutions of <1 km within the global model. The model will be used, together with new measurements, to understand how climatically important shallow clouds respond to changes in aerosols, including biomass burning.


The Leeds research project is led by Professor Ken Carslaw, Professor Paul Field and Professor Alan Blyth. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in close cooperation with scientists at the Met Office, supported by Professor Field who has a joint position between the University of Leeds and the Met Office.


You will have a PhD (or be close to obtaining) and experience in a relevant area of atmospheric modelling. Experience of developing and running complex numerical models is also essential.  You will be able to demonstrate commitment to publication of original results at an international level.


The University of Leeds’ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET).  

The University also offers family friendly policies including generous maternity and paternity leave; full details of the policies can be found here


University Grade 7 (£31,656 - £37,768 p.a.). Due to funding restrictions it is unlikely that an appointment will be made above spine point 30 on the grade 7 scale (£31,656)


Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Ken Carslaw, email:, tel +44 (0)113 343 1597


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Many thanks




Mollie Van der Gucht

Research Support Administrator for ICAS & SRI

School of Earth & Environment

University of Leeds

Ph: +44 (0)113 34 34058


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