|From||Roger Brugge <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Fri, 29 Jul 2016 13:25:52 +0000|
There are 2 NCEO posts being advertised at present, one for a Research Associate at King’s College London, and one for a Scientific Programmer at Reading (a PDRA position to develop further and support use of the EMPIRE data-assimilation system): Details are on NCEO’s website: https://www.nceo.ac.uk/about-us/opportunities-2/ Research Associate, King’s College London, Geography Reference: THW/16/059639/000913 Salary Details: £32,600 per annum Allowances: £2,323 London Allowance Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term Contract Term: Full time Based at the Strand Campus this post is based within the research team of Professor Martin Wooster and focused on the study of biomass burning and their emissions to the atmosphere. Whilst based at King’s, the appointee will also be affiliated the NERC National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO). The post holder will work on development, use and exploitation of satellite data, alongside other environmental datasets. They will study particular biomass burning episodes, most likely those exacerbated by the recent (and currently ongoing) El Nino event, and will exploit new fire radiative power (FRP) measurements now provided by geostationary and polar orbiting spacecraft. Some improvement of algorithms required to turn the ‘raw’ satellite thermal observations into information on active fires maybe required. Applicants should have strong experience of working with satellite data/ products and be able to code in Python and/or IDL. Experience of working with a combination of datasets to investigate particular environmental phenomena will be a significant advantage, in order to develop definitive records of particular biomass burning episodes. This is a full time post offered on a fixed-term contract for 11 months. Full details of Research Associate post at KCL<https://www.hirewire.co.uk/HE/1061247/MS_JobDetails.aspx?JobID=71594>. The salary will be paid at Grade 6.31, £32,600 per annum, plus £2,323 per annum London Allowance. Closing date: 21 August 2016 —- Scientific Programmer, NCEO University of Reading Reference: SF12022 Salary Details: £28,982-£37,768 per annum Contract Type: Temporary/Fixed term Contract Term: The post is full time until the end of May 2018 initially with the possibility of entering a 4-year rolling contract. The post will be funded by the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) and will maintain the EMPIRE data-assimilation software system. Data assimilation is the science of combining large numerical models of a system with observations of that system in a statistically sound way, exploring Bayes Theorem. The software system consists of an efficient implementation of several state-of-the-art ensemble data-assimilation methods, like Ensemble Kalman Filters and Particle Filters. It allows for extremely efficient coupling with any numerical geoscience model via MPI. The system needs to be developed further, including more data-assimilation methods like efficient particle filters and variational methods based on ensemble covariances, automatic covariance generation tools, etc. The post is also expected to be actively involved in the generation of new nonlinear more efficient data-assimilation methods. Furthermore, the usefulness and possibilities of a merger with the German PDAF system is to be investigated. An important aspect of the post will be support for present and future users of the system. Closing date: 11th August 2016
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