Vacancy: Modeller/Programmer for world-leading climate change and carbon cycle team (0.5fte)


Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate at Tyndall Centre UEA to undertake research under the supervision of Professor Corinne Le Quéré in order to study the interactions between climate change and the carbon cycle, which is funded through the NERC RoSES programme (the Role of the Southern Ocean in the Earth System) and European Commission research funding.

The aim of the project is improve an existing global ocean biogeochemical model and use it to understand the recent trends in the ocean carbon cycle and its drivers. Most of the work will focus on the Southern Ocean, where strong and increasing winds are affecting the capacity of the ocean to take up CO2. Additional work will also cover the full oceans and contribute to the annual update of the Global Carbon Budget.

The successful applicant will be involved in the modelling of the ocean carbon cycle, in particular working towards the development of a novel high-resolution version of our existing model building on work by the Met Office Hadley Centre.

A PhD or MSc in computer or environmental sciences, mathematics or equivalent, with experiences in the development, use, and maintenance of numerical models, including optimisation and porting between different computer platforms, expert programming skills and knowledge of unix, and demonstrated ability to learn new IT skills. You must also be able to meet all the essential criteria in the person specification.

This part-time 50%/0.5FTE post is available from 1 May 2018 for a fixed term of 44 months or until 31 December 2021.

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