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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Multi-Sensor Satelite Studies of Aerosol-Cloud Precipitation Interactions

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in multi-sensor satellite studies of aerosol-cloud precipitation interactions. The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 36 months.

We are looking for an outstanding researcher to join the dynamic Climate Processes Group (http://www.physics.ox.ac.uk/research/climate-processes) within the sub-Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP). The post is available immediately for a fixed-term period of three years.

This position is part of the new European Research Council project constRaining the EffeCts of Aerosols on Precipitation (RECAP). The focus of this position will be on observational constraints on aerosol precipitation interactions based on multi-sensor satellite remote sensing.

The successful applicant will work closely with a group of international partners and is expected to develop innovative observational constraints. You will develop original research and analysis strategies and lead the satellite remote sensing activities of the group. The results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to co-advise a doctoral student and other teaching opportunities. This may include small group teaching and tutoring of undergraduates and graduate students.

Applicants should have a doctorate in atmospheric physics or a related field and a strong background and track record in observational studies of aerosol-cloud interactions, with experience in satellite remote sensing from multiple active and passive instruments. Previous experience in the estimation of surface energy budgets from satellite remote sensing as well as a demonstrated interest to interact with atmospheric modellers will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate strong computing skills, including the knowledge of UNIX/Linux, Python, or other high-level languages are essential.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Philip Stier

( philip.stier@physics.ox.ac.uk)

Only applications received before midday (UK time) Thursday 25th May 2017 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please apply for this job via the University online recruitment system

Application Deadline: 25 May 2017 by 12:00 midday


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Designing Out-of-Equilibrium Many-Body Quantum Systems

Atomic and Laser Physics

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Designing Out-of-equilibrium Many-body Quantum Systems.

This project is part of a targeted research effort supported by an EPSRC programme grant, with the aim of developing approaches to deterministically designing quantum systems out of thermal equilibrium. The postholder will primarily work on understanding the emergence of novel properties in periodically driven quantum systems and the role of coherence and dissipation in these setups. The work will be theoretical and is expected to contain analytical and numerical components. It will be carried out in close collaboration with theoretical and experimental partners in the project consortium.

Applicants should possess, (or be very close to obtaining) a doctorate in physics or a related field, and have a strong background and expertise in ultracold atom physics, analogue quantum simulation and non-equilibrium quantum dynamics. Previous experience in numerical work will be an advantage.

The postholder will have the opportunity to teach.

This post is fixed-term for 2 years with a possible extension.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Dieter Jaksch (dieter.jaksch@physics.ox.ac.uk).

Applicants are required to upload statements about (i) their research interests and how they align with the project and (ii) on how their expertise fulfils the selection criteria listed in the further particulars, and a CV including a complete list of publications highlighting the five publications most relevant for the post. Two academic references to be sent to Monika Porada (monika.porada@physics.ox.ac.uk) by the application deadline are also required.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on 26 May 2017. Late applications may be considered until the post is filled.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please apply for this job via the University online recruitment system

Application Deadline: 26 May 2017 by 12:00 midday


 

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Weather and Climate Modelling x 2

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics

Applications are invited for 2 Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Weather and Climate Modelling. These posts are available for a fixed-term duration until 30th September 2021.

These positions are funded by the European Research Council (ERC), through an Advanced Investigator award, to Professor Tim Palmer for the project ITHACA: “An Information Theoretic Approach to Improving the Reliability of Weather and Climate Simulations”. By identifying those bits that carry negligible information in weather and climate models - typically in high-wavenumber components of the dynamical core and within parametrisations and Earth-System modules – computational resources can be reinvested into areas (such as resolution) where they are needed. The project will contribute to the development of next-generation weather and climate models and ideas will be tested both on emulators and on emerging hardware capable of exploiting the benefits of mixed-precision arithmetic. It is expected that the successful applicant will work closely with scientists from ECMWF, and will make use of the supercomputing facilities there.

The successful candidate will use information theory and related ideas to design, develop and test next generation weather and climate forecast systems. The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Applicants should possess (or be close to obtaining) a doctorate in climate physics, nonlinear dynamics Physics or computer science, and ideally have a strong numerical modelling background. Previous experience in the field of numerical modelling background will be an advantage.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Tim Palmer.

(tim.palmer@physics.ox.ac.uk)

Only applications received before midday Friday 2nd June 2017 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification.

Please apply for this job via the University online recruitment system

Application Deadline: 2 June 2017 by 12:00 midday


 

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