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[Met-jobs] Research Fellow in Modelling of the Upper Atmosphere: University of Leeds

From Wuhu Feng <>
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Date Wed, 29 Apr 2020 11:06:26 +0000

Research Fellow in Modelling of the Upper Atmosphere

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated researcher to join the Atmospheric and Planetary Chemistry group within the School of Chemistry. The WAVECHASM (Wave-Induced Transport of Chemically Active Species in the Mesosphere and Lower Thermosphere) project, funded by the NERC in the UK and the NSF in the US, will bridge the gap between high-resolution regional models and global climate models in representing transport of constituents by gravity waves. It will contribute to a much deeper understanding of the key small-scale wave-induced constituent transport processes (advection, turbulent mixing, dynamical transport and chemical transport), their global characteristics and their impact on atmospheric chemistry. 

By making use of a recent novel theoretical approach and developing this to incorporate these transport processes into global atmospheric chemistry models, this project will significantly enhance our ability to simulate the global constituent structure of the upper atmosphere. We will focus on the mesosphere and lower thermosphere (MLT, between 70 and 120 km), which is sensitive to upward propagating atmospheric waves from below, and solar radiation and energetic particle precipitation (i.e. space weather) from above, and is where interplanetary dust particles ablate. This role will be based at the University of Leeds (UK) but you will be expected to visit our project partners at the University of Colorado (Boulder, USA) twice during the project, for two weeks at a time.

You will have a PhD (or have submitted your thesis before taking up the role) in meteorology, atmospheric physics, atmospheric chemistry, applied mathematics, geophysics or a closely allied discipline, together with a strong background in computer programming, code development and using large numerical codes and/or datasets. Experience of working directly on research problems related to the earth’s mesosphere and lower thermosphere would be beneficial.


To explore the post further, or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

John Plane, Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and PI of WAVECHASM

Tel: +44 (0)113 3438044 or email: 


Daniel MarshPriestley Chair in Comparative Planetary Atmospheres

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9296 or email: 


Wuhu Feng, NCAS Scientist 

Tel: +44 (0)113 3433438 or email: 



Leeds - Main Campus


Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences


School of Chemistry




Grade 7


£33,797 to £40,322 p.a.

Post Type: 

Full Time

Contract Type: 

Fixed Term (Up to 36 months due to grant funding)

Release Date: 

Tuesday 28 April 2020

Closing Date: 

Tuesday 26 May 2020




The closing date for applications is 26 May 2020. To view the full details of the position, and to make an application, use the link below:

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