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Two Senior Research Assistants in Meteorological and Air Quality Prediction

March 4, 2018 in Positions

SBU/Department: School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics,
Centre for Atmospheric and Climate Physics Research (CACP)

Previously Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR)

Salary: £27285 to £32548 pa depending on experience
Grade: UH6
FTE: 1.0

Duration of Contract:     TWO Full time, fixed term posts for 24 months with possibility of extension. These posts are available immediately

Closing date:     11th March 2018
Job Ref: 016019

Main duties & responsibilities

We are looking for two enthusiastic and self-motivated atmospheric/computational scientists to contribute to ongoing national and international programmes on meteorological and air quality prediction (e.g. forecasting and analysis of atmospheric processes that influence air quality, atmospheric composition and interactions with climate). You will be responsible for air quality modelling, data processing and analysis including emissions and other data processing (eg with SMOKE and GIS). You will contribute to design and organisation of research projects, preparation of funding proposals, managing relevant software and take a lead in problem solving day to day issues related to research projects. You will assist with dissemination of results, writing and publishing of papers in high quality peer-reviewed international journals and present research results at relevant meetings. You will also be involved in other activities and projects including the organisation of meetings and conferences, maintenance of the high performance computing cluster, websites and management of Atmospheric Composition Laboratory. You will assist in the supervision of student projects and undertaking teaching, where required.

Skills and experience needed

You will have strong experience in the development and/or use of advanced atmospheric models, specifically WRF-CMAQ or WRF-Chem including pre-processing of data such as emissions (e.g. using SMOKE and GIS) and relevant theoretical understanding of atmospheric and climate science such as boundary layer physics, air quality-climate interactions, dynamical and transformation atmospheric processes. You will have demonstrable PhD level research experience and be skilled in programming, data analysis. Experience in technical and code/software maintenance on Linux based cluster systems will be desirable. In addition to having excellent communication and time management skills, you will have a strong commitment to publishing papers in high quality journals. It is expected that you will be familiar with the use of large datasets and relating these to underlying mechanisms and multiscale processes. Preference will be given to excellent candidates that can take up the post as soon as possible.

Qualifications required

You must have a good first degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Physics, Meteorology, Mathematics and/or Computer Science with programming) and a PhD in a topic related to air quality and meteorological modelling with strong computer programming elements based on Linux cluster systems

Contact Details/Informal Enquiries

Please contact Professor Ranjeet S Sokhi, Centre for Atmospheric and Climate Physics Research (CACP)

Tel: 01707 284520, Email:

For further information please visit:

The School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics takes pride in the diversity of its staff, and is a Practitioner in the IOP’s Project Juno, as well as holding Athena SWAN Bronze award. We encourage applications from all suitably qualified individuals irrespective of gender or membership of minorities.

Application procedure:

Apply online at

Please include your full CV (with contact details of three referees)

Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department at Yncréa, Catholic University of Lille, France

January 21, 2018 in Positions

Lecturer / Assistant Professor in the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department at Yncréa, Catholic University of Lille, France. Please note that urban climate researchers are welcome to apply.

Yncréa Hauts-de-France, a non-profit higher education group founded in 1885, trains engineers in more than 50 sectors: construction, IT, electronics, mechanics, energy, chemistry, medical technologies, robotics, agriculture, foodtech, finance, entrepreneurship.

With more than 4000 students enrolled in HEI, ISA and ISEN engineering graduate schools, over 400 employees, a network of more than 27,000 alumni, campuses in Lille, Châteauroux, Nîmes, Rabat (Morocco), two partner schools ISEN Brest and ISEN Toulon, Yncréa Hauts-de-France is a leader in engineering education in Europe: more than 300 partnerships with international universities, more than 2,500 business partnerships. Yncréa Hauts-de-France carries out 3 main activities: training, research and transfer / expertise to the economic world and is recognized for its know-how in innovation and trans-disciplinary approaches to management and technology.

Yncréa Hauts-de-France invites applications for a full-time permanent position (starting as soon as possible) as Lecturer or Assistant Professor in City Science.

The successful applicant will join the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department of HEI. He/She is expected to teach in the Smart Cities Master Program. This program consists of two majors (namely “Building Science” and “Sustainable Urbanism”) and a workshop focusing on both building and neighborhood scales. He/She will contribute to develop the existing teaching content with the head of the program. He/She will participate to the coordination of the teaching programs and their evolution in an international perspective. He/She will supervise students during internships, technical projects and R&D projects. Participation to R&D programs driven by industrial partners is also expected.

Depending on candidate profile, research activities will be performed at the Civil Engineering and Geo-environment Laboratory (LGCgE), which is a multidisciplinary research laboratory that groups about 70 researchers from universities of the ComUE Lille Nord de France. It leads researches regarding the fields of sustainable building and planning, energy and natural resources management, ecology and biodiversity. The successful applicant will contribute to research topics related to urban and architectural issues at different scales.

Applicants should hold an Engineering Degree plus 5 years of experience or a PhD. He/She needs to:
– be fluent in English as a working language in both research and teaching.
– show commitment to teaching.
– show ability to work as a team.

Full-time, permanent position, based in Lille, France.

For inquiries related to this position, candidates are invited to contact Mickaël Broda, Head of the Mechanical and Civil Engineering Department

Please send applications (Resume and Cover letter) to

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric Science: University of Birmingham, UK

December 6, 2017 in Positions

The University of Birmingham is continuing to make strategic investments across its research base in the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences. As part of a significant investment in Environmental Sciences / Geography staffing, we are now seeking to appoint a Lecturer or Senior Lecturer in Atmospheric Science to expand our extensive and internationally excellent research and teaching in this field.

Current research strengths in Birmingham include urban air pollution, atmospheric chemistry, applied meteorology and climatology.  The group is heavily involved in international field projects supported by RCUK, EU, DfID and industrial sponsor, development of new observational tools including sensor networks, evaluation of vehicle and other emissions through on-road and dynamometer experiments, laboratory and chamber studies of atmospheric chemical processes, modeling of atmospheric processing on a range of spatial scales (street canyon to global), prediction of meteorological extremes and climate impacts upon infrastructure, and biosphere-atmosphere interactions.  Our facilities include several new on-line field instruments, a substantial NERC investment in a detailed atmospheric monitoring on campus, and the BIFoR-FACE facility.    Research in this area will further benefit from a major University capital investment in a new Molecular Sciences research laboratory building under development.  We also have a strong track record in the provision of science advice to inform local, national and EU policy.  For further details, please see:

Applications are invited from candidates in all areas of atmospheric science; however we particularly encourage applications which will complement our research strengths in Applied Meteorology or in Air Pollution, and related topics.  Candidates able to strengthen our engagement with industry / business and wider outreach would be especially welcome.  Preference will be given to candidates whose work is based primarily upon experimental measurements (field or laboratory) and data analyses rather than solely numerical modelling.

Applicants for this post must demonstrate (or show potential for) international excellence in their research area.  Evidence of a track record in publishing work of the highest academic quality and impact is essential, alongside track record of / potential for obtaining external research funding.  Willingness to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries within the School and College is strongly encouraged, and applicants must have a commitment to delivering excellent research-informed teaching and learning, at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and communicating the relevance and impact of their research to stakeholders.

Interviews will be held in early February (provisionally, 12/13 Feb 2018).

Candidates are encouraged to address informal enquiries to Professor William Bloss (Head of School; or Professor Roy Harrison (Research Theme Lead; ahead of formal application.

A full Job Description and Further Details are available on the University of Birmingham webpages.  To download the details and submit an electronic application online, which should include a full / detailed CV and covering letter, please visit:

Post Reference: 58370

Closing date:  3 Jan 2018

Full Professor (W2) in Physical Geography and Climatology, Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering of RWTH Aachen University, Germany:

November 29, 2017 in Positions

We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of Physical Geography and Climatology.
The starting date is at the earliest possible date. We expect recognized expertise in the field of of Physical Geography with a focus on Climatology.
Experience should have been proved in at least one of the following fields: urban climatology, topoclimates, field experiments as well as data processing and analysis.

A methodological background in at least one of the following subjects is required: Geographical Information Systems, remote sensing or geostatistics.

We welcome your interest in the vital issue of recent climate change and its implications.
Participation in interdisciplinary research cooperation at the RWTH University is expected.
Teaching tasks comprise various courses in the Bachelor and Master programs offered at the Division of Earth Sciences and Geography.
Besides a climatology focus, the broader field of Physical Geography needs to be covered within the B.Sc. program Applied Geography.
Further, we expect you to participate in other integrated study programs at RWTH Aachen University.

A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (postdoctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable.

Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching.

German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.

Longterm experience in application-oriented teaching is requested.

Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:

Dekan of the Faculty of Georesources and Materials Engineering
RWTH Aachen University
Prof. Dr. Axel Preusse
52056 Aachen

You can also send your application via email to

Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.
The deadline for applications is 05.01.2018.

This position is also available as part-time employment per request.
RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring.

We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups,
recognizing they are under-represented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

Job posting at the University Website:

Tenure-track position: Geographical Sciences, Micrometeorology (UBC, Vancouver, Canada)

October 9, 2017 in Positions

The Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver campus is recruiting for an Assistant Professor (tenure-track) in Geographical Sciences, Micrometeorology. Details of the position are available at the link below.

Applications are to be submitted through the UBC Faculty careers website (Job ID: 27828). The closing date for applications is November 15, 2017.

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher – Ireland

October 1, 2017 in Positions

Senior Post-Doctoral Researcher

For full details see:

Job Posted: 26 Sep 2017
Closing Date for Applications: 17 Oct 2017
School: Environmental Research Institute/ MaREI
College: College of Science, Engineering and Food Science
Contract Type: Fixed Term Whole-Time
Job Type: Research
Salary: €44,643-€47,255 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Position Summary

Applications are invited for a Senior Post Doctoral Researcher to join the MaREI centre, ERI, in University College Cork (UCC), based at the Beaufort Building, Haulbowline Rd, Ringaskiddy, Co. Cork, Ireland. MaREI is a key research centre within UCC’s Environmental Research Institute (ERI) and has over 20 years of experience in conducting fundamental and applied research supported by competitively won national and international funding, and commercial contracts with government agencies and industry. Research and consultancy in MaREI is undertaken by staff with a range of specialist backgrounds, all of whom work collaboratively in a project-focussed environment where inter-disciplinarily is encouraged and fostered.

Applicants should have significant experience in climate impact assessment and planning, particularly at the urban scale. This exciting role provides the opportunity to join an exciting multi-disciplinary team of scientists and engineers in Ireland’s leading university for marine research. The candidate will undertake research focussed on the EPA-funded project, Large Urban Area Adaptation (Urb-ADAPT) and other internationally funded projects. Focussing on the Greater Dublin Area and underpinned by assessments of spatial and temporal (current and potential future) variations in key urban climate vulnerabilities (coastal inundation, temperature‐related health impacts and flash flooding), the primary aim of Urb-ADAPT will be to develop an innovative regional approach (the Urb‐ADAPT Management Framework) that allows for the integrated assessment and management of current and future climate vulnerabilities within the context of existing non-climatic pressures.

Post duration: 12 months

Salary:€44,643-€47,255 p.a. (IUA Salary Scale)

Project title: Urb-ADAPT

Software Developer / Engineer – Urban Climatology

April 7, 2017 in Positions

The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) seeks a Software Developer/Engineer to contribute to the model development and co-simulation in the field of urban climatology.

The primary focus of this work is to evaluate the coupling and cross-model communication methodology across various existing tools, including the Indoor-Outdoor Energy Balance Simulator (TUF-IOBES), Discrete Anisotropic Radiative Transfer (DART),  and Outdoor Thermal Comfort in 3D (OTC3D) models. Additionally, the applicant is expected to help on improving the programming efficiency of each model.

The requirement for this position is as follows:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Computer Science or other related fields.
  • Have significant programming skills including previous experience or knowledge of different programming languages. Prior experience with C/C++ and Python is expected and knowledge of XML file format and FORTRAN would be a plus.
  • Preference is given to applicants with previous experience with co-simulation platforms and knowledge of advanced data visualization techniques.

For more information, please refer to the job description or contact the lead PI (Dr. Negin Nazarian) at


Information Systems & Modeling PDF Los Alamos NM

March 18, 2017 in Positions

The primary purpose of this position is to initially develop a fast 3D wind solver for flow within wind farms based on the technology used in our Quick Urban & Industrial Complex (QUIC) wind solver for wind flow in urban areas. The long term objective is to contribute to the advancement of the state-of-the-art of LANL’s dispersion modeling tools.

See the full position description for details and how to apply.

Research Assistant Position – ZAMG

March 18, 2017 in Positions

The Department of Numerical Weather Prediction in the framework of the partial legal capacity of the Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik (ZAMG), 1190 Vienna, Hohe Warte 38, plans to strengthen its team and therefore is searching for a Research Position.
The new staff member will work on regional and urban climate modeling and participate in an international H2020 project. The aim of the project is to develop an integrated Climate Services Information System for applications in urban areas and traffic infrastructure.
For details see the full posting.

Scientist position: Urban Climate under Change – Germany – Deadline 25 Jan. 2017

January 3, 2017 in Positions

Pending approval, the Department of Climate and Environmental Consultancy of the German Meteorological Service (Deutscher Wetterdienst) in Offenbach am Main (Germany) invites applications for a scientist position (full time, starting as soon as possible, ending 31. May 2019).

The position contributes to Module B ( of the German research programme„ Urban Climate under Change“ (, which has been initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The research programme intends to develop an innovative urban climate model that is able to simulate micro-scale atmospheric processes for entire cities.

The position focuses on  measuring and evaluating computer simulated thermally driven winds (e.g. valley winds, park breezes) and their impact on ventilation and thermal hot spots in cities.

For further details please refer to  the job advertisement web site (only available in German language):
Please note that German language skills are a prerequisite for the position and the application deadline is 25 January 2017.

Please submit your application via our electronic online application web site

For more information – contact:   Meinolf Kossmann


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