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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral position in terrestrial carbon cycle, University of Exeter

From "Friedlingstein, Pierre" <>
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Date Thu, 11 Jan 2018 10:34:32 +0000

The University of Exeter has a vacancy for a postdoctoral researcher on global carbon cycle modelling

Job reference P60138 
Application closing date. 24/01/2018 
Salary £34,520 up to £38,833 on Grade F, depending on qualifications and experience
Duration: 18months

We wish to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the work of Profs Pierre Friedlingstein and Stephen Sitch.  The project will identify the magnitude and timing of regional anomalies in the land-atmosphere ecosystem exchange of carbon, using results from an ensemble of dynamic global vegetation models (DGVM) in the context of the Global Carbon Budget annual updates (

The post will include performing simulations and analyzing regional results from the TRENDY DGVMs, identifying climate drivers of regional and global anomalies in CO2 exchange, combining information from remote sensing observations from the European Space Agency (ESA), atmospheric inversions and data driven models. The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.

This work plan will be performed in collaboration with project partners LSCE for the analysis of atmospheric inversions, Max-Planck institute for Biogeochemistry for data driven models, with visits in these two institutes, and the Global Carbon Project. 

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will be a nationally recognised authority in Earth System sciences and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will need to have robust expertise in programming and numerical modelling applied to Earth System sciences.

Job Description and Person Specification document are available at 

Online application via (quoting Job reference number P60138 as key word)

For further information please contact Professor Pierre Friedlingstein, e-mail

The College is working towards department Silver Athena SWAN awards as a commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects: science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer.  We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution.  Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.  

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