Climate Scientist for Emergence of Climate Hazards, Research Associate

Bristol, United Kingdom
£33,199 - £37,345
22 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
24 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Division/School School of Geographical Sciences
Contract type Open Ended
Working pattern Full time
Salary £33,199 - £37,345
Closing date for applications 24-Feb-2019

The University of Bristol seeks to employ a Research Associate to look at climate projections of heat stress. The role has two years fixed funding. This work falls under the larger Emergence of Climate Hazards (EMERGENCE) consortium led by the University of Exeter.

Hazards associated with the combined effects of temperature and humidity are likely to emerge earlier than other climate hazards and many recent heat waves already have changed risk and that risk is expected to rise. Heat related hazards will have wide impacts on food production, health and will be leading hazards around which adaptation strategies will be framed by stakeholders. New capacity provided by CMIP6 will be exploited to account for land-surface effects, including urbanisation, in the investigation of extreme heat waves and heat stress events. New techniques such as ‘event attribution’ will be combined with trend attribution, prediction and projection techniques to provide an integrated assessment and use the past to constrain the future.

The Research Associate will work as part of Dann Mitchell’s group at the University of Bristol, but will also work closely with a postdoctoral researcher at Edinburgh (led by Gabi Hegerl), as well as collaborating with Reading (Ed Hawkins) and Exeter (Peter Stott and Mat Collins), feeding into the larger EMERGENCE goals.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a physical science discipline, with a track record in climate/atmospheric science. Other desired, but not essential qualities, include proficiency in Python or R, and track records in statistics.

The closing date for applications will be 23:59 on Sunday 24th February 2019.

We appreciate and value difference, seeking to attract, develop and retain a diverse mix of talented people that will contribute to the overall success of Bristol and help maintain our position as one of the world’s leading universities.