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[Met-jobs] Research Fellow in aerosol-climate modelling as part of the CRESCENDO EU project - Leeds, UK

From Mollie Van der Gucht <>
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Date Thu, 30 Jun 2016 13:35:46 +0000


Please advertise: 

Research Fellow in aerosol-climate modelling as part of the CRESCENDO EU project

Faculty of Environment, School of Earth and Environment,  Institute for Climate 
and Atmospheric Science

Fixed term for 30 months

Job sharing arrangements will be considered

This postdoctoral position is part of the EU Horizon2020 collaborative Project 
CRESCENDO (Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate). 

CRESCENDO brings together seven European Earth system modelling groups to 
improve the realism and reliability of future Earth system projections. The 
overarching goals of CRESCENDO are to improve the way that ESMs are evaluated, 
constrain key biogeochemical and aerosol feedbacks, quantify radiative forcings 
and generate an ensemble of Earth system projections for the coming century.

The objective of the project at Leeds is to improve the representation of 
natural aerosols in the UK Earth system model (UKESM), with particular emphasis 
on processes related to biogenic secondary organic aerosols, fire emissions and 
impacts, and the processes controlling the properties of aerosols in pristine 
pre-industrial-like environments. The research will involve developing the key 
model processes, evaluating the model against satellite and in situ 
observations, and testing the impact of these natural processes on historical 
and future climate. 

The Leeds research project is led by Professor Ken Carslaw and Professor 
Dominick Spracklen. You will have the opportunity to work in close 
collaboration with scientists at the Met Office and across the CRESCENDO 

You will have both a PhD (or be close to obtaining) in a relevant area of 
atmospheric modelling. You will have proven skills in numerical modelling in 
fortran and data visualisation software. Additionally you will be able to 
demonstrate commitment to publication of original results at an international 
level. Experience of using large atmospheric or climate models is desirable.

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 and the Faculty of Environment holds the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in 
recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and developing/promoting 
women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). We are proud of our 
commitment to equality and inclusiveness.
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.) 

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

Closing Date: 28 July 2016

Ref: ENVEE1122

Click here for further information about working at the University of Leeds 


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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