Research Job: Changing Risks of Droughts, Water Scarcity and Heatwaves Using Ensemble Climate Modelling

Deadline: Thursday 10 July 2014

The Environmental Change Institute (ECI) is leading a major research project “MaRIUS: Managing the Risks, Impacts and Uncertainties of droughts and water Scarcity” within the UK Droughts on Water Scarcity Programme. MaRIUS is an interdisciplinary project examining the impacts of droughts from economic, social and environmental perspectives.

We are seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant with demonstrable expertise in the analysis of climatological data and the implementation and interpretation of climate model projections.

The particular focus of this work is to develop event sets of droughts and heat waves within the framework of probabilistic event attribution. This includes two main tasks: (1) Design a fast-track event set using the existing modelling set-up and (2) to improve the modelling framework to allow for important feedbacks relevant to droughts.

Applicants may come from a range of backgrounds including natural sciences, engineering, statistics or applied mathematics and will have a doctorate or equivalent research experience in a relevant subject. You will be able to propose and develop new theoretical approaches and implement them in computer code. You will have a background in atmospheric physics or meteorology and have very good scientific programming skills. You must be able to work collaboratively as part of a team.

This post is fixed-term for 24 months in the first instance.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday 10 July 2014. It is intended that interviews will be held week commencing 14 July 2014.

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