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Research Fellow in Modelling Climate-Ice Sheet Interactions

Are you an ambitious climate scientist or glaciologist looking for your next challenge? Do you want to work with world leaders in climate-ice sheet science and uncertainty quantification to tackle future sea level rise? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive Universities?

You will join a team of scientists from across the UK as part of the NERC funded project “Understanding rising seas and ice by linking coupled models and past climates”. Our aim is to bring together state of the art coupled climate-ice sheet models, the latest knowledge of past climate events and cutting-edge statistical techniques to probabilistically project future ice sheet mass loss and contributions to sea level rise.

You will be based at the University of Leeds, working with Dr Ruza Ivanovic and Dr Lauren Gregoire to run ensembles of coupled climate-ice sheet simulations on High Performance Computers. These ensembles will focus on key time periods in Earth’s recent geological past to provide unique insight into climate-ice evolution and its control on sea level change.

In collaboration with, Dr Robin Smith (University of Reading), Prof Jonathan Gregory (University of Reading, NCAS and Met Office), Dr Tamsin Edwards (Kings College London) and a postdoctoral researcher based in Reading, the results will be used to quantify and reduce uncertainty in sea level projections through statistical emulation. By evaluating your simulations against records of past climate and ice sheet change, you will innovate current tools for projecting sea level rise, contributing towards model development led by Dr Robin Smith and Dr Vicky Lee (University of Bristol).

You will have opportunities for training and development, including research secondments to the Universities of Reading and Bristol (UK), and to Project Partners at TU-Delft and Utrecht University (Netherlands), as well as opportunities to present work at international conferences.

You will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in Climate Science, Meteorology or Glaciology and have extensive experience of using models and observations to study climate and/or ice sheet processes. Applications for part-time work, job-share or other flexible working arrangements are encouraged. 

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

Dr Ruza Ivanovic


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Please note that an appointment will not be made above £36,914 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share/flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 March 2023)
Release Date:  Tuesday 21 July 2020
Closing Date:  Thursday 20 August 2020
Reference:  ENVEE1409
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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