[Met-jobs] Research fellow in land-atmosphere interactions (University of Leeds)

Position available in the School of Earth and Environment,
University of Leeds

Research Fellow in Land-Atmosphere Interactions

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for
your next challenge? Do you have a background in atmospheric
science? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s
leading research intensive Universities? 

This project will improve our understanding of
land-atmosphere interactions, improving prediction of seasonal
precipitation and how this is modulated by changes to the
land-surface, with implications for predictions across all time
scales.   

You will improve our understanding of
land-atmosphere interactions in the tropics by assembling and
synthesising data on the land surface and land-atmosphere
interactions and develop new metrics to evaluate modelled
representation of the land surface and land-atmosphere coupling.
You will use these metrics to evaluate simulated land-atmosphere
interactions over forested regions of Brazil, an important area of
land-atmosphere coupling, with significant ongoing changes in
land-use. The tools you will develop will be added to
community-wide evaluation toolkits for Earth System Models, which
will increase the visibility and impact of your work. 

The project is led by Professor Dominick Spracklen, in
collaboration with Dr Luis Garcia-Carreras, Dr John Marsham, Dr Wolfgang Buermann and Professor Manuel Gloor. It is funded through
the Climate Science for Service Partnership Brazil,
part of the Newton Fund. The project will offer you the
opportunity to collaborate with researchers in Brazil and at the UK Met
Office. 

You will have a relevant PhD, or be close to
completion, with expertise in a relevant area of atmospheric
science or a related physical science. You will work in a large,
vibrant and internationally recognised research team, alongside
others working on related projects, and as such you will need
excellent communication skills. You will also have a commitment to
publishing original results at an international level.

Salary: Grade 7 (£32,004 – £38,183 p.a.)

Please note that due to funding limitations an appointment
will not be made above £34,956 p.a.

Reference: ENVEE1148

Closing date: 26 March

Enquiries: Professor Dominick Spracklen –
d.v.spracklen@leeds.ac.uk – +44(0)113 343 7488

To apply online and to view further information
please visit:

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