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Job advertisement Postdoctoral Researcher in Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in the Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems (NextGEMS)

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in the Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems (NextGEMS)

Postdoctoral Researcher in Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in the Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems (NextGEMS)

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Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Sub-department

The post-holder will be based in the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics sub- department, which is one of the six sub-departments that together make up the Department of Physics; these are Astrophysics, Atomic and Laser Physics, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Particle Physics and Theoretical Physics, with a seventh function (Central Physics) providing administrative and technical support to these sub- departments. AOPP’s research can be broadly categorized into climate physics and planetary research. Cross-cutting themes of planetary circulation & composition as well as cross-cutting methodologies (theory, observations, modelling) intrinsically link these research areas. Members of all sub-departments take part in research, teaching and matters such as examinations, discussion of syllabi, lectures and liaison with undergraduates and postgraduate students.

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Oxford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)


Entry level

£32,817 - £40,322 per year

Preferred education

Application deadline
30 June 2021

7 June 2021

Job description

We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher in the dynamic Climate Processes Group within the sub-Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics of the Department of Physics at the University of Oxford. The post is available immediately for a fixed-term period of 3 years.

This position, part of EU H2020 collaborative project Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems (NextGEMS), with leading partners across Europe, will be at the forefront of the development of the next generation of Earth System Models, and provide the opportunity to assess aerosol-cloud interactions, including aerosol-convection interactions, in global cloud resolving climate models.

The successful applicant will work closely with international collaborators and is expected to develop, implement and exploit innovative modelling approaches. This includes the development and implementation of a reduced complexity aerosol representation suitable for global cloud resolving modelling; testing and evaluation of the modelling system in regional and global configurations; and the analysis of clouds, aerosols and their interactions in global cloud resolving simulations.

How to apply

Please direct enquiries about the role to Philip Stier ( ).

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Further particulars and the application form can be found on the Oxford University recruitment webpage .