Head of new Centre for Expertise on Modelling the Atmosphere and Climate (CEMAC)
University of Leeds, Faculty of Environment, School of Earth and Environment,
Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
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Closing Date: 19 May 2015
Full time – job sharing arrangements can be considered
The Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science (ICAS) within the School of Earth and Environment is one of the UK’s largest and most diverse institutes for atmospheric research, making fundamental advances in our understanding of climate change, weather, air pollution, and impacts on our planet and society. ICAS has over 30 academic staff and about 100 postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.
The Centre for Expertise on Modelling the Atmosphere and Climate (CEMAC) is a major new venture to substantially enhance the research, teaching, impact and outreach capabilities of the institute related to computer modelling, data and visualisation. The use and development of advanced models of weather, climate and air pollution in ICAS is extraordinarily broad and ambitious. We conduct modelling of complex processes in atmospheric physics and chemistry using a range of platforms from local clusters to the largest High Performance Computing facilities. ICAS’s research feeds into international assessments such as the IPCC and we work very closely with many UK and international research institutions and with the Met Office developing their models for climate projections and high-impact weather prediction.
The overall ambition of CEMAC is to create a support and expertise team for models and data across atmospheric and climate research and teaching, that will rival the best international examples of how model and data support is organised in computing-intensive research institutions.
We are seeking to appoint a high calibre Head of CEMAC to implement and lead the new Centre. The successful candidate will have a proven track record of operating within fast moving complex research computing environments. You will have a First degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in an appropriate technical, scientific, or engineering discipline, ideally with a strong software engineering component. You must be able to demonstrate previous success in developing and maintaining operational systems and software focused on responding to the needs of diverse users.
The University of Leeds‟ commitment to women in science has been recognised with a national accolade. The University has received the Athena Swan Bronze Award in recognition of our success in recruiting, retaining and promoting women in Science, Engineering and Technology (SET). The Faculty of Environment are in the process of preparing an application for an Athena Swan award to recognise our commitment
and work in these areas.
Further details concerning the School, its research activities and structure are
available on our Web site http://ift.tt/1rgNN8m
University Grade 9 (£47,328 – £54,841 p.a.)
Informal enquiries may be made to the Director of ICAS, Professor Ken
Carslaw, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel +44 (0)113 343 1597