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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Weather and Climate Modelling x2

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 20 Apr 2017 17:05:41 +0000

UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD
DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICS
Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Weather and Climate Modelling x2
Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 pa
Fixed term until 30th September 2021

Applications are invited for 2 Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Weather and 
Climate Modelling.


These posts are available for a fixed-term duration until 30th September 2021.


These positions are funded by the European Research Council (ERC), through an 
Advanced Investigator award, to Professor Tim Palmer for the project ITHACA: 
“An Information Theoretic Approach to Improving the Reliability of Weather and 
Climate Simulations”.  By identifying those bits that carry negligible 
information in weather and climate models - typically in high-wavenumber 
components of the dynamical core and within parametrisations and Earth-System 
modules – computational resources can be reinvested into areas (such as 
resolution) where they are needed. The project will contribute to the 
development of next-generation weather and climate models and ideas will be 
tested both on emulators and on emerging hardware capable of exploiting the 
benefits of mixed-precision arithmetic. It is expected that the successful 
applicant will work closely with scientists from ECMWF, and will make use of 
the supercomputing facilities there.


The successful candidate will use information theory and related ideas to 
design, develop and test next generation weather and climate forecast systems.

Applicants should possess (or be close to obtaining) a doctorate in climate 
physics, nonlinear dynamics Physics or computer science, and ideally have a 
strong numerical modelling background.

Previous experience in the field of numerical modelling background              
             will be an advantage.



The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.


Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Tim Palmer.


Only applications received before midday Friday 2nd June 2017 can be 
considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research 
interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and 
selection criteria, please click on the following link:
<a 
href="https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=128546";>
 University jobs website</a>




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