[Grad-postdoc-assn] Fwd: Fwd: PDRA position in Convective Cloud Dynamics

Paula Fisher paulad at ucar.edu
Fri Dec 13 14:52:35 MST 2013

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Subject: 	Fwd: PDRA position in Convective Cloud Dynamics
Date: 	Fri, 13 Dec 2013 08:41:22 -0700
From: 	cdavis <cdavis at ucar.edu>
To: 	Paula Fisher <paulad at ucar.edu>

Hi Paula,

This position might interest someone.


Dear all,

I have a convection position available and I would be grateful if you
could pass the details on to any likely candidates.

I am really looking for someone who can work on the fluid dynamics of
moist convection and its interaction with the larger scales. It could be
someone from a maths/fluids background.

It is basically funded by the university so there is a great deal of
freedom in regard to the actual science done. Therefore I think it could
be a great opportunity for someone.


Joint Met Office Professor of Meteorology
Institute for Climate and Atmospheric Science
School of Earth and Environment,             tel. +44 (0)113 343-6739
University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK.     fax. +44 (0)113 343-6716
d.j.parker at leeds.ac.uk      http://homepages.see.leeds.ac.uk/~lecdjp/

University of Leeds

Research Fellow in Convective Cloud Dynamics

Fixed term for 39 months

We seek an ambitious scientist with interests in Geophysical Fluid Dynamics to develop a programme of original research into the dynamics of moist convection in the atmosphere. This research will advance our understanding of deep convective clouds which govern the thermodynamics of many regional weather systems worldwide and can generate strong winds and heavy rainfall. You will develop new theoretical and conceptual understanding of convective cloud dynamics. To support this theoretical work you will conduct numerical modelling of convective clouds studying the basic fluid dynamics of plumes, thermals, updraughts and downdraughts within storms, and investigating the interactions of these systems with the larger-scale circulation. You will be part of a large research team at Leeds and the Met Office, which includes expertise in observations and modelling of convective clouds. You will be expected to spend some periods of time working at the Met Office in Exeter.

The theoretical results will influence the next generation of Numerical Weather Prediction models and climate models. They will also advance our conceptual understanding of climate change and climate variability in the tropics and will influence the interpretation of climate predictions at local level.

The work will also proceed in close collaboration with a number of researchers in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) at the University of Leeds. You will join an enthusiastic and motivated School, which aims to achieve the highest standards in its research and teaching. You will be expected to contribute to the ongoing research in atmospheric science in the School. Your work will lead to significant publications in atmospheric and climate science and you will also present your research at national and international meetings.

You must have a PhD (or be close to submission) in a quantitative physical science, such as Physics, Applied Mathematics or Meteorology, and a strong interest in and some experience in some area of Fluid Dynamics, with experience of numerical modelling. You will have experience with programming on a unix/linux operating system and excellent communication skills.

University Grade 7 (£30,728- £36,661 p.a.)

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Doug Parker, email d.j.parker at leeds.ac.uk, tel +44 (0)113 343 6739/6461.

Closing Date: 20 January 2014

Ref: ENVEE02010

The advert and further particulars can be viewed on our website by searching the ref code ENVEE0210 at http://jobs.leeds.ac.uk/.

Click here for further information about working at the University of Leeds: www.leeds.ac.uk/info/20025/university_jobs

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