Research Associate - Atmospheric Composition-Climate Modelling (Fixed Term)

University of Cambridge
December 18, 2022
Offerd Salary:£34,308-£42,155
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Research Associate - Atmospheric Composition-Climate Modelling (Fixed


Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 18 months in the first instance.

Applications are invited for an 18 month post-doctoral research associate position funded through the Natural Environemtn Research Council (NERC), in the atmospheric chemistry modelling research groups of Prof Alex Archibald. https: // www.

The successful applicant will work on a new NERC-BEIS programme to investigate the environemntal impacts of hydrogen emissions, associated with the Net Zero energy transition, as part of a UK wide team within the HECTER project (Hydrogen Emissions: Contraining The Earth system Response). The principal research tool for this project is the UKCA/UKESM1 model and experience of use of the model is highly desirable.

We are looking for a highly motivated, technically proficient, physical scientist with a good track record at problem solving using numerical models. The successful candidate will be engaged in both the development of extended functionality to simulate hydrogen emissions (50% of their time) and leading the analysis of simulations with hydrogen emissions as part of the research project (50% of their time). You will be working as part of a team of researchers but you must have sufficient time management skills to work independently on a day-to-day basis.

Applicants must have (or be about to obtain) a PhD in the physical sciences (or similar relevant experience); desirable fields of study include atmospheric science, computational mathematics and physics. Experience with the Unified Model or atmospheric modelling is highly desirable but not essential. Experience interpreting large model datasets or observational datasets using software such as Python, R or Matlab and experience running computer code on HPC is essential.

The post is available from the 1st February 2023. Interviews will take place week beginning 16th January 2023.

We welcome applications from individuals who wish to be considered for part- time working or other flexible working arrangements.

We particularly welcome applications from women and /or candidates from a BME background for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department/institution/Faculty/School/University.

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For queries relating to your application or the application process, please contact Leia Pryke via email on

Please quote reference MA34259 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The Department holds an Athena SWAN silver award for women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Medicine.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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    Yusuf Hamied Department of Chemistry








    18 November 2022

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