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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral research fellowship in understanding climates of rocky exoplanets

From Hugo Lambert <>
To <>
Date Thu, 18 Jan 2018 21:48:34 +0000

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 advantage.

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 <>

Please contact Hugo Lambert ( with informal enquiries.

best wishes,


Hugo Lambert
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
University of Exeter
Harrison Building, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QF, UK
tel: +44 (0)1392 724020

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