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[Met-jobs] New vacancies at NUIG (Ireland)

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
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Date Mon, 14 Jan 2019 15:29:24 +0000


NUIG-007-19 Post-Doctoral/Research Fellow Modelling of Atmospheric Composition Impacts, Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), School of Physics, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher or Research Fellow in the Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUI Galway. The position contributes to the Science Foundation Ireland-funded Centre on Marine and Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) and is available from 1st March 2019, initially for 18 months, with a possible extension.  The position will be supervised by Professor Colin O’Dowd (http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics).


C-CAPS conduct research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on air pollution and climate change. More detail is found on www.macehead.org.  The research position is funded by the Science Foundation Ireland as part of the Observations and Monitoring for Marine & Renewable Energy spoke to the Marine & Renewable Energy Ireland (MaREI) research centre (http://www.marei.ie ). The position is associated with the sub-project High-Resolution Marine Meteorology Observation and Forecasting: Remote Sensing, Modelling, Data Assimilation and Integration.



Research Description:  The aim of the research is to improve the accuracy and spatial-temporal resolution of observations and forecasting of weather and atmospheric composition through the development of hi-resolution models and integration of Earth Observation data streams using data assimilation and data fusion techniques. The Earth Observation and forecasting system, StreamAIR, will simultaneously generate downstream products for multiple end users: marine meteorology (e.g. wind, radiation, turbulence) for the marine renewable energy research community and clouds/icing, air pollution/ash, wind shear etc. for the aviation community. The position will develop and oversee operational forecast modelling of marine meteorology and atmospheric composition, in particular, aerosols, clouds and radiation in the context of the energy budget, renewable energy and climate change.  In addition, development of the models will include data assimilation and model evaluation. The current model of choice is WRF-CHEM.  

The successful candidate would join an effective and synergistic team of six recently established to deliver the research advances and forecasting operational system required to meet the objectives of the programme.

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential:

  • The ideal candidate must have a PhD in atmospheric composition/meteorology research along with collective experience in meteorological and atmospheric composition modelling (e.g. air pollution, airborne hazard dispersion or climate modelling).

  • Extensive programming capabilities, including scripting and visualisation.

  • For appointment at the Research Fellow level, the candidate should have 10 years experience in addition to a PhD and a track record of interaction with key international actors along with interacting with relevant funding agencies.

Desirable:

  • Experience in data assimilation and remote sensing of aerosol and clouds

  • Ability to work well in and coordinate a small team of modellers and remote sensing researchers.

  • Development of National EO-Modelling strategies.

     

Salary range:       €39,530– €58,597 per annum.                                              

Start date: Position is available from March 2019

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway  For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie .   Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to colin.odowd@nuigalway.ie

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to yvonne.barrett@nuigalway.ie Please put reference number NUIG 007-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 31st January 2019

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

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Closing Date: Thursday, 31 Jan 2019

Application: NUIG-007-19 Post-Doctoral/Research Fellow Position

Tuesday, 08 Jan 2019

NUIG 008-19 Post-Doctoral Researcher,Inverse Modelling of Greenhouse Gas Emissions,Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS),School of Physics, NUI Galway

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, fixed term position as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Centre for Climate and Air Pollution Studies (C-CAPS), NUI Galway. The position is funded by EPA-Ireland and is available from 1st March 2019, initially for two years.  The position will be supervised by Professor Colin O' Dowd (http://www.nuigalway.ie/physics).

C-CAPS conduct research into atmospheric composition change and its influence on air pollution and climate change. More detail is found on www.macehead.org.  

Research Description:  The researcher will further develop a top-down inversion system, using the FLEXINVERT model, incorporating data from Irish Greenhouse Gas observation sites to produce high resolution estimates of Irish CH4 emissions.  The emissions verification system will be extended to CO2 and N20, and evaluated against bottom up emissions.  The project will Independently verify emissions sinks and sinks of CH4 in Ireland based on data from key boundary sites and produce estimates for 5 years centred on observations from Irish sites and will determine uncertainties in emission estimates by deploying different driving meteorological data, inversion schemes and apriori data.

 

Qualifications and Experience:

Essential:

  • PhD in atmospheric composition/meteorology research along with experience in meteorological and atmospheric composition modelling (e.g. air pollution, airborne hazard dispersion, climate modelling), or data assimilation.

  • Extensive programming/computing capabilities, including scripting and visualisation.

Desirable:

  • Experience in inverse modelling, particularly with FLEXINVERT.

  • A track record of interaction with key actors across the EU along with interacting with relevant funding agencies; development of National EO-Modelling strategies.

Salary range:      €39,530 – €48,206 per annum

Start date: Position is available from March 2019

Further information on research and working at NUI Galway is available on Research at NUI Galway 

For information on moving to Ireland please see www.euraxess.ie .   Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to colin.odowd@nuigalway.ie

To Apply: Applications to include a covering letter, CV, and the contact details of three referees should be sent, via e-mail (in word or PDF only) to yvonne.barrett@nuigalway.ie Please put reference number NUIG 008-19 in subject line of e-mail application.

Closing date for receipt of applications is 5.00pm on Thursday, 31st January 2019.

National University of Ireland Galway is an equal opportunities employer.

All positions are recruited in line with Open, Transparent, Merit (OTM) and Competency based recruitment

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Closing Date: Thursday, 31 Jan 2019

Application: NUIG 008-19 Post-Doctoral Researcher





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