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TiPES Modeller - Cambridge

British Antarctic Survey

Location: Cambridge
Salary: £30,782 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 17th May 2019
Closes: 23rd June 2019
Job Ref: BAS 66/19
 

Description

The British Antarctic Survey (BAS) is seeking a Modeller to work on the TiPES Project. The TiPES project investigates past tipping points and transitions in the earth’s climate. The BAS archive already contains three ice cores that cover major transitions during the glacial and the transition from the glacial to the Holocene. In addition, we hold a number of high-resolution records spanning what is arguably one of the most important tipping points in the earth’s history, the changes we are observing in Antarctica today.

The role of the Modeller will be to complete the HadCM3 and FAMOUS modelling work required for the project. You will also run the HadCM3 and FAMOUS models to simulate warm period tipping points that occurred during the Last Interglacial periods, with a focus on abrupt retreats of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. This work will then require analysis and you would be required to lead on papers to communicate the results.

We are looking for someone with a PhD in a relevant field (or equivalent research experience) and has experience in running climate models. You will need to be able to organise your tasks to meet objectives and deadlines. You will also need to have experience in using Linux/Unix environments for running models and subsequent data analysis and visualisation.

Purpose

To complete the HadCM3 and FAMOUS modelling work required for EU-TiPES.

This will involve co-constructing the modelling protocol needed to model Dansgaard-Oeschger tipping events. This will be done in conjunction with Dr Sime and the wider TiPES community. The post holder will also run the HadCM3 and FAMOUS models to simulate warm period tipping points that occurred during the Last Interglacial periods, with a focus on abrupt retreats of the Arctic and Antarctic sea ice. The post holder will analysis the simulation results and lead papers which communicate the results to the international community.

Qualification

PhD in atmospheric sciences/numerate field (or equivalent research experience).

Duties

  • Co-Lead (with Dr. Sime) the development of modelling protocol needed to model Dansgaard-Oeschger tipping events.
  • Liaise closely with EU-TiPES community
  • Run and support the HadCM3 and FAMOUS models for the BAS IDP-Paleoclimate group.
  • Complete and analyse the required DO, Holocene, and LIG simulations for the EU-TiPES project using HadCM3 and FAMOUS.
  • Attend and contribute to TiPES project meetings.
  • Write papers and present results at meetings/conferences.
  • Undertake further duties, as appropriate to support the IDP team, such as organising seminars. Liaise with the AIC team. Attend NERC/BAS training and other events as appropriate.

On-line application forms and further information are available on our website at www.bas.ac.uk/vacancies

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 66/19

Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 23rd June 2019
Interview date: Week Commencing 1st July 2019
Proposed start date: As soon as possible

   
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