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[Met-jobs] Postdoc position in Atmospheric Composition-Climate Modelling at Cambridge University

From A Archibald <>
Date Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:24:32 +0000

Applications are invited for a two-year post-doctoral research associate position funded through the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, in the atmospheric chemistry modelling research groups of Dr Alex Archibald and Prof John Pyle. The focus of our research is how changes in atmospheric composition affect the Earth System, and vice versa. Our principal research tool is UM-UKCA, a chemistry-aerosol and climate model integrated into the Met Office Unified Model. Ongoing projects include studies of how the stratospheric ozone layer will recover, how changes in natural and anthropogenic emissions affect tropospheric ozone and tropospheric oxidation processes, and how these changes interact with changes in climate.

We are looking for a highly motivated, technically proficient, physical scientist with a good track record at problem solving using numerical models. The successful candidate will be engaged in both the development of extended functionality to simulate important physical processes and leading their own research projects. You will be working as part of a team of researchers helping to develop and exploit UM-UKCA but you must have sufficient time management skills to work independently on a day-to-day basis.

Applicants must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in the physical sciences (or other relevant area); desirable fields of study include atmospheric science, aerosol science, ocean science, computational mathematics and physics. Experience with the Unified Model or atmospheric modelling is desirable. Experience interpreting large model datasets or observational datasets using software such as Python, R or Matlab and experience running computer code on HPC is essential.

The post is available from the 1st May. Interviews will take place week beginning 11th April 2016.

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 2 years in the first instance.

To apply online for this vacancy, please click on the 'Apply' button below. This will route you to the University's Web Recruitment System, where you will need to register an account (if you have not already) and log in before completing the online application form.

Please ensure that you upload your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a covering letter and publications list in the upload section of the online application. If you upload any additional documents that have not been requested, we will not be able to consider these as part of your application.

For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Alice Wood via email on

Please quote reference MA08443 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

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The University values diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity.

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Dr Alexander T. Archibald
Lecturer in Atmospheric Chemistry Modelling
NCAS - Climate
Fellow of Emmanuel College
Cambridge Centre for Climate Science
Centre for Atmospheric Science, Cambridge University,
Chemistry Department, Cambridge, CB2 1EW, UK.
Phone. (01223) 763819    Fax (01223) 336473

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