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[Met-jobs] Postdoc positions at the British Antarctic Survey

From "Guarino, Maria Vittoria" <marino@bas.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Wed, 12 Jun 2019 13:19:23 +0000

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is seeking a Modeller to work on the European TiPES (Tipping Points in the Earth System) Project.

The TiPES project investigates past tipping points and transitions in the earth’s climate. The BAS archive already contains three ice cores that cover major transitions during the glacial and the transition from the glacial to the Holocene. In addition, we hold a number of high-resolution records spanning what is arguably one of the most important tipping points in the earth’s history, the changes we are observing in Antarctica today.

 

Position 1:

TiPES Modeller – Cambridge (https://www.bas.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy/tipes-modeller/ )

The role of the Modeller will be to complete the HadCM3 and FAMOUS modelling work required for the project. You will also run the HadCM3 and FAMOUS models to simulate warm period tipping points that occurred during the Last Interglacial periods, with a focus on abrupt retreats of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. This work will then require analysis and you would be required to lead on papers to communicate the results.

We are looking for someone with a PhD in a relevant field (or equivalent research experience) and has experience in running climate models. You will need to be able to organise your tasks to meet objectives and deadlines. You will also need to have experience in using Linux/Unix environments for running models and subsequent data analysis and visualisation.

Purpose

To complete the HadCM3 and FAMOUS modelling work required for EU-TiPES.
This will involve co-constructing the modelling protocol needed to model Dansgaard-Oeschger tipping events. This will be done in conjunction with Dr Sime and the wider TiPES community. The post holder will also run the HadCM3 and FAMOUS models to simulate warm period tipping points that occurred during the Last Interglacial periods, with a focus on abrupt retreats of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. The post holder will analysis the simulation results and lead papers which communicate the results to the international community.

 

Position 2:

TiPES Statistician – Cambridge (https://www.bas.ac.uk/jobs/vacancy/tipes-statistician/ )

The role of the Statistician will be to complete the ice core synthesis and model-data comparisons required for the TiPES project. You work on the statistically sound synthesis of data and model simulations from the cold and warm period tipping points that occurred during the Glacial and Last Interglacial periods, with a focus on abrupt retreats of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice.

We are looking for someone with a PhD in a relevant field (or equivalent research experience) and with excellent numerical ability. You will need to be able to organise your tasks to meet objectives and deadlines. You will also need to have experience in using Linux/Unix environments for running models and subsequent data analysis and visualisation.

Purpose

To complete the ice core synthesis and model-data comparisons required for EU-TiPES. This will involve working closing with the TiPES UKESM and HadCM3 modellers, and liaising with the wider TiPES community, re: TiPES data synthesis products. The post holder may undertake additional UKESM and HadCM3 simulations. They will work on the statistically sound synthesis of data and model simulations from the cold and warm period tipping points that occurred during the Glacial and Last Interglacial periods, with a focus on abrupt retreats of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. The post holder will utilise BAS-held ice core data. They will analysis simulation results and lead papers which communicate the results to the international community.

 

For info please contact project’s PI: Dr Louise Sime (lsim@bas.ac.uk)

 

 

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Maria Vittoria Guarino 

Earth System Modeller 

 

British Antarctic Survey
High Cross, Madingley Road.
CB3 0ET, Cambridge (UK).

Email: m.v.guarino@bas.ac.uk

https://www.bas.ac.uk/profile/marino/

 



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