Research Officer

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Grantham Research Institute on Climate Change and the Environment


Research Officer

(Nonlinear systems and climate modelling)


Salary from £36,647 to £44,140 pa inclusive with potential to progress to £47,456 pa inclusive of London allowance


This is a fixed term appointment for up to 3 years (to August 2024)


The Grantham Research Institute is seeking a scientist, modeller or mathematician to work on a new research project, building designs for the next generation of climate modelling experiments.


The new project will pursue insight from the mathematics of nonlinear systems to provide foundations for future, more informative, ensembles of climate and environmental models. This is an exciting opportunity to pursue research on the foundations of better climate change information.


The successful applicant will pursue research on ensemble design for climate projections as well as on the behaviour of low-dimensional nonlinear systems with climate-change-like characteristics. They will work closely with the PI and project partners on system and ensemble designs. They will be responsible for implementing simple models as well as analysing the resulting data. High profile publications are expected with foci on maths, modelling, physics and policy. The project will also involve a number of workshops and collaborative activities with a wide range of project partners. The post holder will play a major role in these activities and will also present the project results at national and international conferences.


Candidates should expect to have a PhD by the post start date, or have an equivalent level of expertise in nonlinear dynamical systems, climate or environmental modelling, climate physics or mathematics, or a related field. They should have good computational skills including familiarity with advanced data analysis software such as R, Matlab or IDL. An ability to work independently and as part of a team is essential.


The Grantham Research Institute provides an opportunity for close collaboration with users of climate information and has a strong policy team. It is anticipated that the project will produce a number of research/policy briefs directed at non-academic audiences. The post holder will therefore have the opportunity to build broad impact for their research.


We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.


For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.


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The closing date for receipt of applications is 30 June 2021 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.