Research Assistant in Tropical Climate Vegetation Interaction Modelling

University of Leeds

Leeds, United Kingdom

ID: 7246380 (Ref.No. ENVGE1232)
Posted: May 21, 2024

Job Description

Research Assistant in Tropical Climate Vegetation Interaction Modelling 

Salary: Grade 6 (£30,487 – £36,024 p.a. depending on experience) 

This role will be based on the University Campus. We are open to discussing flexible working arrangements.

The overall task of the successful candidate will be to develop a tool to determine precipitation changes downwind as a result of land use change (deforestation) upwind in Amazonia, and possibly other regions in the tropics. The candidate will first install an existing code which advects water vapor on the University High Performance computer system. They will then assemble the necessary climate input files to run the code over several years. Specifically, they will have to run tagged tracer runs to determine a sensitivity matrix of local precipitation change to evaporation change upwind. They will then document the approach and store and provide access to the matrices to the project group on the University computer system with codes explaining how to read the matrices. The candidate will be a member of a wider consortium including University of Exeter and CEH Wallingford, and will be part of regular meetings of the consortium with one of the meetings taking place in Amazonia. 


What we offer in return

And much more!  

If you are looking for a role that tackles an important problem in climate science please  apply today.


To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Emanuel Gloor

Email : [email protected] 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Geography
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £30,487 to £36,024 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  80%
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (11 months)
Release Date:  Monday 20 May 2024
Closing Date:  Monday 03 June 2024
Reference:  ENVGE1232

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