Research Fellow in Modelling Fog Over India

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Friday, 23 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 25 August 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in boundary-layer meteorology, fog and cloud modelling, climate and weather model evaluation, or a related field?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research-intensive universities?

FOGGI (Fog Over the Indo-Gangetic plains of India) is a collaborative project between University of Leeds and the University of East Anglia and is funded under the Met Office Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnership (WCSSP) India Programme. The project is led by Dr Andrew Ross at Leeds. The post-holder will work closely with other members of the FOGGI project at the Universities of Leeds and East Anglia as well as with partners in India.

Fog is a significant wintertime hazard over Northern India. It directly disrupts aviation, leads to road traffic delays and accidents and is linked with periods of poor air quality. Fog forecasting remains a challenge due to the small scale of many of the important processes, and the subtle interactions between surface energy exchange, boundary layer turbulence, local scale flows and fog microphysics. This project will focus in particular on the roles of aerosol and urbanization in modifying fog over India, and the extent to which these processes are adequately represented in forecast models. 

You will have a PhD (or close to obtaining) in a quantitative physical science, such as Atmospheric Science, Physics, Applied Mathematics or Meteorology, and have experience in dynamical and/or tropical meteorology. You will be experienced in the analysis of large observational and/or numerical model datasets within a programming language such as NCL or Python, have excellent communication skills and an ability and willingness to travel to India.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Andrew Ross, Associate Professor in Dynamical Meteorology

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 7590, email:

Location:      Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:      Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:      School of Earth and Environment
Category:      Research
Grade:      Grade 7
Salary:      £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Due to funding restrictions this post will not be appointed higher than spine point 32 - £35,211 p.a.
Working Time:      100% - Job share and flexible working arrangements will be considered
Post Type:      Full Time
Contract Type:      Fixed Term (until 31 March 2021 due to external funding)
Closing Date:      Sunday 25 August 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief  

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