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PhD Project on the Dynamics of Tropical Convection and Large-Scale Tropical Circulation

Application Deadline: 28 February 2018, with interviews in March 2018

University of Leeds / Met Office (UK applicants only)

The University of Leeds and the Met Office are looking for applicants with strong mathematical ability for a Ph.D. project which is available as part of the NERC DTP programme at the University of Leeds. The project would start 1 October 2018, and is supervised by Doug Parker, Juliane Schwendike (Leeds) and Lorenzo Tomassini (Met Office).

This project will advance our theoretical understanding of the most important dynamical processes in the tropical atmosphere, namely the interactions between convective clouds and their large-scale environment. This is one of the most critical unsolved theoretical questions in climate science, and an ambitious and capable mathematician or physicist with an interest in solving real-world problems is sought.

Strong mathematical background, e.g. excellent first degree or Master’s degree in Mathematics or Physics

To apply:
If you are interested, please get in touch with the supervisors:
Doug Parker d.j.parker@leeds.ac.uk
Juliane Schwendike J.Schwendike@leeds.ac.uk
Lorenzo Tomassini lorenzo.tomassini@metoffice.gov.uk

Multiple Postdoctoral Climate Research Opportunities in Australia

Application Deadline: Unknown

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes is a major seven-year initiative that brings together five of Australia’s leading universities and a suite of national and international partners. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes’ goal is to transform our understanding of past and present climate extremes and revolutionize our capability to predict them into the future. The Centre is seeking a diverse range of talented postdoctoral research associates to work on projects across the four core research programs of Extreme Rainfall, Heatwaves and Cold Air Outbreaks, Drought, and Climate Variability and Teleconnections.

To succeed in one of these roles you will have a Ph.D., good quantitative skills, and expertise in a relevant field such as climate modeling, climate dynamics, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, hydrology, mathematics, etc. For more information on the projects and links to full position descriptions and application pages, visit http://www.climateextremes.org.au/positions-vacant.html.

Project Leader, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI)

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has an opening for the Project Leader and Principal Investigator of the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI), a major research activity funded by the DOE Office of Science. The successful applicant will direct an internationally-recognized research effort in climate science, including climate model diagnostics, model performance metrics, and climate change detection and attribution research, and will provide leadership and community support for international climate modeling activities. More information on qualifications and how to apply is available here.

Research Scientist in WRF Soil Moisture Data Assimilation

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The SUNY University at Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Center invites applications for a research scientist position in Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) soil moisture data assimilation. The planned weather- and climate-relevant research will involve extensive numerical weather forecast model (WRF) evaluation and code modification to implement satellite data assimilation of NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) soil moisture retrievals. The successful candidate will:

  • Conduct WRF and NASA Land Information System (LIS) simulations
  • Carry out data analysis and visualization using Python, NCL or similar scripting language
  • Design and write creative and innovative peer-reviewed journal articles on soil moisture data assimilation and WRF configuration sensitivity in the context of short-term (9-30 h) weather (incl. wind) predictability over the U.S.

For additional details and to apply, please visit: http://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=75105.