[Met-jobs] PostDoc in Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Predictability of Weather and Climate group within the sub-Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP).

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 12 months, with the possibility of extension to April 2019. The post is funded by the Office of Naval Research and its primary aim is to improve future forecasts of extreme weather events and tropical cyclones by exploiting recent progress in the development of hardware with reduced numerical precision.

The successful applicant is expected to work closely with Professor Palmer and Dr Düben to develop research strategies. The project will investigate the influence of reduced numerical precision in idealised models as well as more realistic setups in the OpenIFS model. The results will be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in peer reviewed publications and may lead to implementations in operational weather and climate models.

Applicants should have a doctorate, or be close to obtaining, in physics, mathematics, nonlinear dynamics or a related field, and ideally a strong numerical modelling background and a good understanding of atmosphere models and experience with high performance computing. The candidates should have the drive to perform novel research of international standing in a dynamic working environment.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Professor Tim Palmer (Tim.Palmer@physics.ox.ac.uk) or to Dr Peter Düben (Peter.Dueben@physics.ox.ac.uk).
For more information, please see https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=123660

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