[ES_JOBS_NET] Two PDRA positions in Evaluating atmospheric composition simulated by Earth System Models, Univ. of Leeds

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Mon Jun 3 09:39:48 MDT 2013

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Two PDRA positions in Evaluating atmospheric composition simulated by Earth System Models
University of Leeds and University of York, UK

Earth System Models (ESMs) predict large changes in future air quality (ozone and particulate matter) with substantial implications for climate, food security, human and ecosystem health. This project will develop observationally-based metrics to evaluate the ability of ESMs to simulate the response of tropospheric composition to both short-term variability in meteorological drivers and multi-decadal emission trends.

We are seeking two Research Fellows (24 months each, full time) to evaluate atmospheric composition simulated by ESMs. One position will be based in School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds and will focus on variability in ozone and particulate matter over daily, seasonal and interannual timescales. The second position, based in the Department of Chemistry at the University of York, will focus on long-term (1960-present) trends in ozone and particulate matter.

The project is a collaboration between Dr. Dominick Spracklen and Dr. Steve Arnold at the University of Leeds and Professor Mat Evans at the University of York, and is funded by the UK’s National Environment Research Council (NERC).  The project is one of several funded by NERC specifically to use observations to evaluate different components of ESMs. The positions will provide an opportunity to collaborate within the UK’s ESM community and internationally.

You will be a self-motivated individual with the ability to take responsibility for the delivery of key components of the research project. You will have a PhD (or be nearing completion) in a relevant branch of atmospheric or Earth System science; e.g. atmospheric composition, atmospheric chemistry, climate science or related discipline.  You will have proven experience in numerical programming as well as data visualisation. Experience in running and analysing output from atmospheric chemistry, climate or aerosol models would be advantageous. You will be expected to show demonstrable commitment to publication of original results at an international level.

Pay will be at University of Leeds Grade 7 or University of York equivalent. Informal enquiries may be made to Dr Dominick Spracklen (d.spracklen at see.leeds.ac.uk<mailto:d.spracklen at see.leeds.ac.uk>), Dr. Steve Arnold (s.arnold at see.leeds.ac.uk<mailto:s.arnold at see.leeds.ac.uk>) or Prof. Mat Evans (mat.evans at york.ac.uk<mailto:mat.evans at york.ac.uk>).

Further details can be found athttp://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/  (reference code ENVEE0166) for the job based at Leeds andhttps://jobs.york.ac.uk/wd/plsql/wd_portal.show_job?p_web_site_id=3885&p_web_page_id=166258  for the job based in York. Please note candidates wishing to apply for both positions are required to make separate applications to the University of Leeds and the University of York.

Start Date: 15 August 2013

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