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[Met-jobs] Research Assistant/Research Associate - Wind storm hazard modeller - D151337R

From Hayley Fowler <>
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Date Tue, 25 Sep 2018 14:39:54 +0000

Dear all 

The following 30-month post is available - start date from January 2019 or 
thereabouts. Employed by Newcastle University but based at UK Met Office in 
Exeter within the Understanding Regional Climate Change team of Dr Lizzie 
Faculty/Services Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Unit Engineering
Sub Unit Infrastructure
Staff Category Research
Contract Type Fixed Term
Hours of Work Full Time
Location Newcastle upon Tyne
Salary:  £27,831 - £29,515 per annum (PhD - Near Completion, Assistant Level)
             £30,395 - £39,610 per annum (PhD - Awarded, Associate Level)

Closing Date: 3 October 2018

An exciting research post is now available for a motivated and qualified 
candidate to develop new insights into climate change impacts on storm-related 
extreme weather (hail, lightning and windstorms) in the NERC FUTURE-STORMS 
(Quantifying uncertainties and identifying drivers of future changes in extreme 
weather from convection-permitting model (CPM) ensembles) project. You will be 
based at the Met Office Hadley Centre in Exeter in the Understanding Regional 
Climate Change team.

In FUTURE-STORMS, you will work on evaluation using observations and future 
projections of storm-related weather extremes (wind, hail, and lightning) from 
state-of-the-art climate simulations at convection-permitting (2.2km) scale. 

In particular you will exploit new European-wide 2.2km simulations and the 
first ensemble of climate simulations at convection-permitting scale (from the 
next set of UK Climate Projections UKCP18) to analyse changes in extreme wind 
intensity and direction, hail and lightning and compare them to standard 
resolution models (25km). You will also investigate the probability of compound 
events where possible and how these compare to observations.

You should have a background knowledge in either science, engineering, maths, 
or geography, or closely related discipline. You should have a PhD (or be near 
completion) and have previous experience in the analysis of climate model 
outputs. In addition to having a strong technical background, you will have 
good interpersonal skills and the ability to combine independent thinking with 
being part of a multi-disciplinary team. 

The University holds a silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our good 
employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University 
also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the 
career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess 
initiative supporting researchers in Europe.

This is a full time, fixed term post for the duration of  30 months from start 

Contact Professor Hayley Fowler (Principal Investigator) or Lizzie Kendon 
(research post line manager)  or

To apply visit:

For further information please follow these links:



Professor Hayley Fowler
Professor of Climate Change Impacts and Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellow
Centre for Earth Systems Engineering Research
School of Engineering
Cassie Building
Newcastle University
Newcastle upon Tyne

Tel: 0191 208 7113
Fax: 0191 208 6502

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