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[Met-jobs] Two postdoctoral opportunities in exoplanet atmosphere dynamics at Oxford

From "R. T. Pierrehumbert" <Raymond.Pierrehumbert@physics.ox.ac.uk>
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Date Tue, 6 Mar 2018 09:26:17 +0000

Dear Met-jobs

Applications are invited for two four-year postdoctoral fellowships in the ERC Advanced Grant Project EXOCONDENSE in the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford, under the direction of Raymond T. Pierrehumbert, Halley Professor of Physics.  The aim of EXOCONDENSE is to develop an understanding of the way phase change (condensation, latent heat release, cloud formation) affects the climate dynamics of exoplanet atmospheres, with a particular emphasis on the smaller (and potentially rocky) planets whose atmospheres need not be hydrogen-dominated.  All aspects of condensible physics, including but not limited to convection, convection parameterization and large scale circulation features such as Hadley cells, equatorial waves and baroclinic instability.   Prior research in exoplanet atmospheric modeling or theory is desirable but not necessary;  applications are welcome from candidates who have experience with modeling and theory of moist processes on Earth, who wish to broaden their field of inquiry to exoplanets.  The holders of these posts will be granted considerable freedom to define their own research agenda, within the general (and very broad) goals of the project.  

The post holder will become part of a vigorous and growing community of exoplanet researchers at Oxford, which spans the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Sciences and Astrophysics sub departments of Physics, and the Earth Sciences department, among others. 

Informal enquiries about these posts should be directed to Prof. Raymond Pierrehumbert, raymond.pierrehumbert@physics.ox.ac.uk .

To apply for these posts, go to 

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk

and search for Vacancy ID 133582 .

The initial closing date for applications is 29 March, 2018, but if necessary I will extend the deadline until the position is filled. 


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