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[Met-jobs] PDRA in Understanding Extreme Weather Risk to Energy Infrastructure

From David Wallom <>
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Date Mon, 25 Sep 2017 14:37:31 +0000

Oxford e-Research Centre, Department of Engineering Science, Oxford
Grade 7: £31,604 - £38,833 p.a.
We are seeking a full-time Postdoctoral Research Assistant in understanding 
extreme weather risk to energy infrastructure to join the Energy and 
Environmental Informatics Research Group at the Oxford e-Research Centre, 
Department of Engineering Science. The post is funded by National Grid PLC and 
is fixed-term to 30 October 2018.

The project aims to improve the understanding of risk to the UKs Electrical 
System Infrastructure from Climate Change and extreme weather events. It will 
provide as output a map showing network equipment content and risk for each. 
You will be responsible for designing the experiments submitted to 
Weather@home, analysis of data to calculate extreme weather event risk per grid 
cell and then visualise these results.

You should possess a PhD in relevant subject with experience in the development 
and interpretation of the outputs from complex computer models, preferably 
general circulation models, good programming skills in high level languages, 
e.g. C++ and Fortran. The project is a three-way collaboration between OeRC, 
The Environmental Change Institute and National Grid so the there is a 
requirement for excellent communication skills, including the ability to write 
for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the 
research group at meetings.

Informal enquiries may be addressed to Professor David Wallom using the email 
address below.

Further information can be found at:

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, 
describing how you meet selection criteria point by point), CV and the details 
of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 25 October 2017 can 
be considered.


Professor David Wallom
Associate Professor
Oxford eResearch Centre
University of Oxford
7 Keble Road

Tel: 01865 610601

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