Research Fellow Volcanic Ash Modelling & Data Assimilation

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Research Fellow Volcanic Ash Modelling & Data Assimilation

Postby HR@NCAS » Thu Aug 01, 2013 11:55 am

National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Research Fellow in Volcanic Ash Modelling and Data Assimilation

Full time, fixed term for 24 months to commence as soon as possible
Based at the University of Leeds, UK
University Grade 7 (£30,424-36,298 per annum)

The project contributes to the work of NERC's National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) in supporting the national response to volcanic ash hazards. NCAS is one of NERC's six research centres, with responsibility of providing national capability and coordinating strategic research on behalf of the UK atmospheric science research community.

You will contribute to the modelling effort at NCAS Leeds which is developing a plume dispersal model utilising the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model. Your work will make use of data from a range of both ground and airborne instruments operated by NCAS and the opportunity will arise to be involved in these observational activities.

You will have a PhD in mathematics, meteorology, physics or chemistry (or related field) with significant experience in both the analysis of atmospheric measurement data and its use and assimilation into models. You will also have the ability to work proactively, taking the initiative to drive the project forward and will have good communication and interpersonal skills.

You will be based within NCAS at the University of Leeds but the work will involve collaboration with both the UK and Icelandic Meteorological Offices in addition to other academic parties.

Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Stephen Mobbs, email, tel +44 (0)113 343 5158 or Dr Ralph Burton,, tel +44 (0)113 343 1587.

Closing date - midnight on Sunday 1 September 2013.
Interviews will take place on Monday 23 September 2013.

For further details and to apply, please visit the University of Leeds Jobs website -
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