|Salary:||£35,333 to £39,745 per annum|
|Placed On:||25th January 2023|
|Closes:||22nd February 2023|
Atmospheric observations of greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances are playing an increasingly important role in evaluating the success of climate agreements. We are seeking a research associate to develop and use greenhouse gas modelling and data analysis frameworks for national and regional emissions evaluation. This work will contribute to several exciting UK-wide and international projects, including:
The post-holder will use numerical models that simulate the dispersion of greenhouse gases through the atmosphere. These models can be used, in Bayesian inference frameworks, to estimate surface fluxes from the observations. The derived emissions are used to track progress on climate agreements, improve national inventory reports, help decisionmakers effectively target mitigation measures, and learn about natural emissions changes.
What will you be doing?
The postholder will work with UK, European and other international greenhouse gas monitoring networks, particularly AGAGE and NOAA, to interpret global measurement data using atmospheric models. They will have the opportunity to use and develop atmospheric models of varying complexity, and examine regional emissions trends using high-resolution simulations and data. To combine the data and models, and estimate uncertainties, they will develop and use Bayesian “inverse modelling” techniques.
You will work closely with a team of around 10 researchers in the ACRG studying greenhouse gases and ozone depleting substances, with seven institutions across the UK and Europe through the InHALE, UK Emissions Measurement System and PARIS projects, and with international colleagues in the AGAGE and NOAA networks.
You should apply if
We are seeking an ambitious, self-motivated researcher who holds, or expects to obtain, a PhD in physical sciences, computing, mathematics, or similar fields. A high level of computational expertise is essential. Familiarity with Bayesian methods and or atmospheric science is desirable. Excellent communication and teamworking skills are essential.
The contract will initially be for a 2-year period and can likely be extended, if mutually agreeable. The post is available to start as soon as possible.
For informal enquiries, contact: Prof. Matt Rigby email@example.com
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