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:
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.
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
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Informal enquiries concerning the post may be made to firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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
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