College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
The above full-time post is available immediately, on a fixed term basis, until 31/10/22. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.
The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Associate to support the work of Ian Ashton. This European Space Agency funded post is available immediately. The successful applicant will compare in-situ air-sea CO2 flux measurements against estimates calculated using satellite Earth observation data. They will investigate the role of environmental conditions on these estimates in order to provide an updated estimate of North Atlantic and global air-sea CO2 flux, with associated uncertainties. This work will contribute to ongoing international efforts to quantify the role of the oceans in relation to increased carbon emissions.
The post will include liaison with project partners to collate large in-situ and satellite data sets, including quality control and processing. The post holder will have developmental access to existing open-source research software as part of a small team working on this resource. They will develop the software to run with the gathered data and undertake a direct comparison between in-situ measurements of gas exchange and those derived from satellite estimates. Based on the comparisons, the post-holder will then update the research software to provide the best-possible estimates of global sir-sea gas exchange.
Outputs will be communicated in written materials in the form of journal papers and presentations to the wider project team in support of project objectives.
The successful applicant will be able to present information on research progress and outcomes, communicate complex information, orally, in writing and electronically and prepare proposals and applications to external bodies.
Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or be nearing completion), or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. They will be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods and techniques to work within established research programmes. Applicants will be experienced in programming, preferably in Python, processing large data sets and providing statistical analysis to interpret results.
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The University of Exeter
We are a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities and in the top 150 universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 and QS World University Ranking 2022). We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, achieving a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017.
Our research income in recent years means we’re the fastest growing UK Research University with some of the world’s most influential scientists, and we seek to answer some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today through this. 98% of our research is of international quality (2014 Research Excellence Framework). We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students. Read about our world leading research – Green Futures and how we are transforming education for a changing world. We are located in a beautiful part of the country and Exeter (a fast growing tech hub) is one of only a few UK cities to have been designated as a UNESCO Creative City
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With over 27,000 students and 6,400 staff from 180 different countries we offer a diverse and engaging environment where our diversity is celebrated and valued as a major strength. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture where all members of our community are supported to thrive; where diverse voices are heard through our engagement with evidence-based charter frameworks for gender (Athena SWAN), race equality (Race Equality Charter Mark), LGBTQ+ inclusion (Stonewall Diversity Champion) and as a Disability Confident employer. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented within our working community. Reasonable adjustments are available for interviews and workplaces.
For further information please contact Ian Ashton, e-mail email@example.com or telephone (01326) 255765
Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing 20/06/2022.
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