|Salary:||£43,414 to £54,949 p.a.|
|Placed On:||23rd March 2023|
|Closes:||31st May 2023|
Five Year Early Career Academic Fellowships (ECAF) in Computer Science for Climate Science (Fixed Term)
Computational modelling is at the core of climate science, where complex models of earth systems are key to the scientific process. Most models embed significant inherent and accidental complexity which hampers verification and maintenance, reproducibility, and performance. There is consequently a pressing need for computer science research to provide the tools and techniques that climate scientists need to deliver new high-quality, high-performance, and high-assurance models.
Applying the latest computer science research to support climate science is the aim of this 5-year Early Career Academic Fellowship in the new Institute of Computing for Climate Science (ICCS) at the University of Cambridge. The institute is a joint venture between the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, the Department of Computer Science and Technology and University Information Services, thanks to a philanthropic donation from Schmidt Futures.
As part of the interdisciplinary ICCS team, this opening is for an outstanding research scientist with expertise in working across the interfaces between data science, computer science and climate science. As part of the University of Cambridge, ICCS has a significant education and training component, through the commitment towards sharing its scientific insights openly and broadly, and will contribute strongly to Cambridge Zero, the University's climate change initiative, that is identifying routes to the creation of a sustainable, zero-carbon future for all.
Areas of expertise that are welcomed for this fellowship include:
Experience of teaching and research supervision is desirable.
We will consider the possibility of appointing at a lower grade (i.e. Research Associate, with salary range £33,348-£43,155, rather than Senior Research Associate) in the case of an exceptional candidate with less than 3 years’ experience post-PhD. Appointment at Senior Research Associate level is dependent on significant experience as a research associate or equivalent. In both cases, successful candidates will hold (or be close to completing) a PhD. Appointment at research associate level is dependent on having a PhD. Where a PhD has yet to be awarded, appointment will initially be made as a research assistant and amended to research associate when the PhD is awarded.
This is a fixed term appointment and funds are initially available for 5 years. If you have questions regarding the role or application process, please contact Dominic Orchard (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeremy Yallop (email@example.com).
Please include contact details of three academic referees and upload a curriculum vitae, publications list, and description of your recent and current research and future research interests (maximum two pages).
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