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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Researcher: Emergence of Heat-related Hazards in CMIP6 Projections

From Dann Mitchell <>
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Date Wed, 23 Jan 2019 09:18:16 +0000

The University of Bristol seeks to employ a 2-year postdoctoral/senior-postdoctoral researcher to look at climate projections of heat-related hazards. This work falls under the larger Emergence of Climate Hazards (EMERGENCE) consortium led by the University of Exeter.

Hazards associated with the combined effects of temperature and humidity are likely to emerge earlier than other climate hazards and many recent heat waves already have changed risk and that risk is expected to rise. Heat related hazards will have wide impacts on food production, health and will be leading hazards around which adaptation strategies will be framed by stakeholders. New capacity provided by CMIP6 will be exploited to account for land-surface effects, including urbanisation, in the investigation of extreme heat waves and heat stress events. New techniques such as ‘event attribution’ will be combined with trend attribution, prediction and projection techniques to provide an integrated assessment and use the past to constrain the future.

The postdoctoral researcher will work as part of Dann Mitchell’s group at the University of Bristol, but will also work closely with a postdoctoral research at Edinburgh (led by Gabi Hegerl), as well as collaborating with Reading (Ed Hawkins) and Exeter (Peter Stott and Mat Collins), feeding in to the larger EMERGENCE goals.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a physical science discipline, with a track record in climate/atmospheric science. Other desired, but not essential qualities, include proficiency in Python or R, and track records in statistics.

Interview date: TBC

Project start date: The summer

Line manager: Dr Dann Mitchell



External collaborators: Met Office, Public Health England, the Lancet Countdown

Job advert, and how to apply at:


NERC fellow and Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric Science
University of Bristol
Tel: 0117 95 (45978)
Twitter @ClimateDann

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