|Contract||Permanent Position||Salary||£28,664.00 - £40,352.00|
Scientist: £28,644 - £33,260
Senior Scientist: £34,830 - £40,352
Aerosol and their interaction with chemistry, radiation and clouds have a major influence on the atmosphere. The accurate representation of aerosol has wide-reaching implications, from improving air quality forecasting and the overall predictability of high impact weather phenomena, e.g. fog, to increasing the reliability of climate prediction. Recently there has been a significant push to improve air quality forecasting in the UK. Given the fundamental importance of aerosol processes in air quality forecasting, it is essential to develop and evaluate aerosol modelling capabilities that can represent aerosol processes and interactions across multi-scales.
The successful candidate will work at the forefront of atmospheric and aerosol science, developing an understanding of the fundamental aerosol processes and interactions, and applying this understanding to make significant and lasting improvements to the Met Office’s weather and climate forecast model (the Met Office Unified Model) -- from global climate configurations to convective-scale to urban-scale modelling. The job holder will also contribute to the Clean Air Analysis project and the development of UK air quality capability. Developments in this field would be of interest to the wider scientific community and as such, the job holder would be expected to publish in scientific journals, attend conferences, and develop an international profile as an atmospheric scientist. The successful applicant will join the Atmospheric Processes and Parametrizations team (APP) which works on improving the representation of sub-grid-scale physical processes such as aerosol and clouds in the Unified Model.
Develop and evaluate the UKCA-MODE in the UM, primarily with a focus on high resolution (< 1 km), for application to air quality forecasting, but also more generally within Unified Model for weather and climate prediction.
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This role will nominally be based in Exeter HQ but we will consider applicants wishing to work elsewhere within the UK.
This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.
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