[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Fellow in African Climate Science, University of Sussex

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Nov 27 15:15:07 MST 2015

Postdoctoral Research Fellow in African
Climate Science

Fixed term for 3 years
Expected start date: 1 April 2016

We are seeking a postdoctoral research fellow (PDRF) for a newly funded 
research programme 'UMFULA' (Uncertainty reduction in Models for 
Understanding development Applications), which is funded through the 
NERC-DFID Future Climate For Africa Programme, FCFA 
(futureclimateafrica.org). Within the UMFULA project the climate science 
team will seek to improve our understanding of the climate system over 
Southern and Central Africa with a view to understanding the robustness 
and credibility of climate model projections for the region over the 
coming decades. The focus will be on high impact weather/climate events.

This will be addressed through a 'process-based' evaluation of climate 
models, covering processes governing the mean state, variability and 
change. We will examine the performance of models operating over a 
hierarchy of scales, including high-resolution simulations. You will be 
expected to undertake research in the above topics (in collaboration 
with other members of the UMFULA consortium), lead in producing 
peer-reviewed publications and develop climate outputs to feed into 
other components of the UMFULA project. In addition you may also be 
expected to lead grant applications to complement the project.

You must hold a doctorate in climate science preferably with experience 
in tropical meteorology/climate science and modeling. The successful 
candidate will be an ambitious scientist with a track record of 
peer-reviewed publications.

Interested candidates are encouraged to make an informal enquires to 
Professor Martin Todd (m.todd at sussex.ac.uk)

Information of the climate research group at Sussex can be found at 

Closing date for applications is 18th December 2015

Expected interview date is week commencing 11th January 2016

For full details and how to apply see www.sussex.ac.uk/jobs

Job Reference: 491

The University of Sussex is committed to equality of opportunity

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