Senior Research Fellow (Atmospheric Science)
- Salary range AUD$111,328 to $127,955 pa
- Full-time fixed term appointment
- Based at the Met Office, Exeter, United KIngdom
Centre for Applied Climate Sciences
The University of Southern Queensland is a dynamic regional University committed to developing applied research solutions that deliver a regional and global impact. We align our research with regional
and global agendas in health and wellbeing, regional development, agriculture and natural resource management, education and digital literacy. Our vision is to be a leading discovery partner in our priority research areas.
Convection has a major influence on the atmosphere, and its accurate representation in models has wide-reaching implications, from improving the predictability of Numerical Weather Prediction to increasing
the reliability of seasonal and climate projections. One long-standing research question has been to understand how convective clouds interact with larger-scale atmospheric motions that can span continents, and consequently significantly affect the rainfall
behaviour over large regions and on longer timescales.
Recent developments in observational and modelling tools present an exciting opportunity for making significant progress in this field, with consequences for the representation of convection in models
both over Australia and globally, over a range of timescales.
Employed by the Centre for Applied Climate Sciences, University of Southern Queensland, an exciting opportunity exists for a Senior Research Fellow to be based in the UK, working at the UK Met Office
in Exeter, which will be developing the next version of the global atmospheric model to be used by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology and in further use in climate applications research and development at the Centre for Applied Climate Sciences, USQ.
Applicants must be eligible to work in the UK and meet necessary security clearances to work with our UK partner (Met Office).