We invite applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the
University of Exeter to support the research of Hugo Lambert and
Nathan Mayne into understanding the atmospheres and climates of
nearby potentially habitable rocky exoplanets.
This is an STFC funded post within the Centre for Geophysical and
Astrophysical Fluid Dynamics and the Astrophysics group at the
University of Exeter and this new full-time post is available for
36 months from 1 April 2018 on a fixed term basis until 31 March
2021 (a later start date is possible). Initial work will focus on
using high resolution cloud resolving simulations to understand
the interaction between small scale convection, cloud processes
and the large-scale state of the surface, atmosphere and climate
on a variety of planets.
Numerical model simulations will be performed within the UK Met
Office Unified Model framework, which has been adapted by Exeter
for simulation of terrestrial and giant planetary atmospheres. The
postholder will have the opportunity to interact with a large
range of astrophysicists, planetary and Earth scientists spread
across the Mathematics and Physics departments as well as
collaborating with staff at the Met Office. There will be
substantial opportunity for the Research Fellow to develop their
own research interests.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent experience in
astrophysics, geophysical fluid dynamics, meteorology, climatology
or a related field. Experience with using large computer codes,
particularly for modelling planetary atmospheres, would be an
The successful applicant will be able to develop research
objectives, projects and proposals, lead peer reviewed journal
publications, give presentations at international conferences,
identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process
of securing funds. They will also be able to work collaboratively,
supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required.
For more information or to apply, please visit <https://jobs.exeter.ac.uk/hrpr_webrecruitment/wrd/run/ETREC107GF.open?VACANCY_ID=322882KiTU&WVID=3817591jNg&LANG=USA>
Please contact Hugo Lambert (firstname.lastname@example.org)
with informal enquiries.
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
University of Exeter
Harrison Building, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QF, UK
tel: +44 (0)1392 724020