[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Fellow in Aerosol-Cloud Interaction, University of Leeds

Research
Fellow in Aerosol-Cloud Interaction as part of the CLARIFY
project

University
of Leeds, Faculty of Environment, School of Earth and
Environment,

Institute
for Climate and Atmospheric Science

Fixed
term for
3
years

Job
sharing arrangements can be considered

This

research position is part of the NERC collaborative Project
CLARIFY (CLoud-Aerosol-Radiation Interactions and Forcing).
CLARIFY involves the universities of Exeter, Leeds, Manchester,
Reading, Oxford and the Met Office. The overall objective of
CLARIFY is to use the natural laboratory of the southeast
Atlantic to improve our understanding of aerosol-radiation and
aerosol-cloud interaction processes and their impacts on local,
regional and global weather and climate. CLARIFY involves an
intensive airborne field campaign in 2016 with supporting
surface and satellite measurements over the southeast Atlantic.
The measurements will be used to develop improved models at
different spatial scales from the cloud scale to the global
scale that couple aerosols, clouds and radiation.

The

research fellow post in Leeds focuses on modelling aerosol-cloud
interactions. The research will exploit a new version of the Met
Office Unified Model that couples aerosol and cloud microphysics
embedded at regional scales with resolutions of <1 km within
the global model. The model will be used, together with new
measurements, to understand how climatically important shallow
clouds respond to changes in aerosols, including biomass
burning.

The

Leeds research project is led by Professor Ken Carslaw,
Professor Paul Field and Professor Alan Blyth. The successful
candidate will have the opportunity to work in close cooperation
with scientists at the Met Office, supported by Professor Field
who has a joint position between the University of Leeds and the
Met Office.

You
will have a PhD (or be close to obtaining) and experience in a
relevant area of atmospheric modelling.
Experience of developing and running
complex numerical models is also essential.  You will
be able to demonstrate commitment to publication of original
results at an international level.

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
University also offers family friendly policies including
generous maternity and paternity leave; full details of the
policies can be found here http://ift.tt/1vQGvZO

University
Grade 7 (£31,656 – £37,768 p.a.). Due to funding restrictions
it is unlikely that an appointment will be made above spine
point 30 on the grade 7 scale (£31,656)

Informal
enquiries may be made
to Professor
Ken Carslaw,
email: k.s.carslaw@leeds.ac.uk,
tel +44 (0)113 343 1597

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