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Research Fellow in Palaeoclimate Modelling

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in palaeoclimate modelling? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

The candidate will join a large team of geochemists, palaeontologists and modellers at Leeds who have received NERC funding for their project Ecosystem resilience and recovery from the Permo-Triassic crisis, which is investigating the origin of the terrestrial mass extinction at the end of the Permian. This project is a component of a larger NERC Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience programme, jointly funded with the National Science Foundation China. You will simulate the climate changes over the Permo-Triassic boundary and the role of atmospheric carbon dioxide in driving the observed climate warming. This work will be undertaken in the Palaeo@Leeds research group, under the supervision of Dr Daniel Hill, Prof Alan Haywood and Dr Stephen Hunter, utilising the high performance computing facilities at the University of Leeds. As well as performing palaeoclimate model simulations the successful candidate will work closely with the wider research team, led by Prof Paul Wignall, investigating a broad range of palaeoclimate and paleontological themes. 

You will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in the field of Earth, Environmental or Physical Sciences and have extensive experience of working with climate models.You will also have extensive knowledge of Earth history, and of applying physical models to palaeoclimate problems. You will show a strong commitment to publishing scientific results at an international level.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Dr Daniel Hill, Lecturer in Global Change Modelling

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1052, email: d.j.hill@leeds.ac.uk


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.
Working Time:  100%
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (for 2 years due to external funding)
Closing Date:  Saturday 21 July 2018
Reference:  ENVEE1260
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  
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