|From||"Morcrette, Cyril" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Tue, 8 Nov 2016 13:37:30 +0000|
Atmospheric Radiation Scientist: Met Office, Exeter, UK ======================================================= The interaction of solar and terrestrial radiation with clouds, gases, the surface and aerosols has a major influence on the Earth's atmosphere. The accurate representation of radiative transfer in numerical models is essential for improving the skill of weather forecasts and increasing the reliability of climate projections. Job Purpose The job-holder will work at the forefront of atmospheric science, carrying out research to develop an understanding of atmospheric radiative transfer and make significant and lasting improvements to the parametrizations used in the Met Office's climate and weather forecast model (the Unified Model). Developments in this field would be of interest to the wider scientific community, and as such, the job holder would have the opportunity to publish, attend conferences, and develop an international profile as a research scientist. This post will be at either the "Foundation Scientist", "Scientist" or "Senior Scientist" level. The successful applicant will join the Atmospheric Processes and Parametrizations team (APP) which works on improving the representation of sub-grid-scale physical processes such as radiative transfer, convection, clouds, turbulence, microphysics, surface exchanges and flow over orography. The job holder will be part of a two-person team specialising in the radiation transfer parametrization scheme. Job Responsibilities -------------------- To carry out research and development to improve the representation of radiative transfer in the Unified Model. To contribute to the presentation and publication of the work in order to maintain our scientific capability, integrity and transparency. To provide technical advice to UM users on matters relating to the radiation scheme. To develop skills relating to the maintenance and development of the model parametrizations Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities -------------------------------------------- * A good degree (2:1 or above, or equivalent) in mathematics or a physical science. At "Scientist" level: a PhD in physics, astronomy, mathematics or meteorology or equivalent research experience. At "Senior Scientist" level: significant post-doctoral experience in atmospheric radiative transfer. * Evidence of a good scientific understanding of atmospheric radiative transfer. * Evidence of ability to learn and apply new scientific techniques. * Proven ability to plan and conduct scientific research, displaying initiative, independence, analytical skills and the drive to overcome obstacles. * Evidence of the ability to develop and test software to address scientific questions. * Evidence of the ability to work flexibly within a team to overcome issues and deliver a successful outcome. * Evidence of good oral and written scientific communication skills (e.g. writing reports, giving presentations). * Experience of a scientific computing environment, for example using Fortran, IDL/Python and UNIX/LINUX Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities -------------------------------------------- * Experience with the Met Office Unified Model. * Experience with an atmospheric radiative transfer code. * Experience of developing and testing General Circulation Model parametrization schemes. Additional Supplementary Information This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non-EU candidate you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying Please note this role closes on 27 November 2017 For more info, and to apply, please see: http://careers.metoffice.gov.uk/current-vacancies
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