Research Fellow in Decadal Climate Prediction

Maynooth, Ireland
€53,776 - €58,597 per annum (4 points)
12 Mar 2019
End of advertisement period
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to bring the field of decadal climate prediction to Ireland. The position will be funded by the Marine Institute/European Regional Development Fund project A4 (Aigein, Aeraid, agus athru Atlantaigh- Oceans, Climate, and Atlantic Change) and run for a duration of 5 years. The appointee will lead Work package 3 on decadal climate prediction.

The past decade has seen a growing interest in the field of decadal predictability as studies have shown that initialised coupled climate models have the ability to better predict the climate on timescales from years to decades than uninitialized climate projections. While this is not universally true, one place where the skill of initialised predictions is consistently better than unitialised projections is in the North Atlantic.

Even though many centres are now routinely performing decadal forecasts, the resulting analysis is often of global nature, yet, to understand the mechanisms behind predictive skill and ultimately to be informative for stakeholders, decadal predictions need to be analysed for specific regions, and variables customized to user's needs and demands. This project will focus on the North Atlantic, a region of direct influence on Ireland, by analysing and understanding existing decadal prediction systems.

Research Fellow Salary Scale: €53,776 - €58,597 per annum (4 points)

Appointment will be made in accordance with the Department of Finance pay guidelines.

*New entrants to the public sector will be appointed on the first point of the above scale.

Closing Date:

23:30hrs (local Irish time) on Sunday, 31 March 2019

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system.

Late applications will not be accepted.

Maynooth University is an equal opportunities employer.

The position is subject to the Statutes of the University