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Research Fellowship at University of Leeds

Research Fellowship at University of Leeds in the United Kingdom

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The University of Leeds Faculty of Environment, School of Earth and Environment calls application for Research Fellowship in Modelling Climate-Ice Sheet Interactions in the United Kingdom. Candidates will join a team of scientists from across the UK as part of the NERC funded project “Understanding rising seas and ice by linking coupled models and past climates”. The fellowship aims to bring together state of the art coupled climate-ice sheet models, the latest knowledge of past climate events and cutting-edge statistical techniques to probabilistically project future ice sheet mass loss and contributions to sea-level rise.

The candidate on this Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds will be working in collaboration with Dr Ivanovic (climatologist; Leader of the Paleoclimate Model Intercomparison Project Deglacial Working Group), Dr Gregoire (glaciologist; UKRI Future Leaders Fellow), Dr Robin Smith University of Reading) , Prof Jonathan Gregory (University of Reading, NCAS and Met Office), Dr Tamsin Edwards (Kings College London), Dr Vicky Lee (University of Bristol) and a research fellow based in Reading to probabilistically determine the rate and magnitude of future sea level rise from ice sheet melt.


  • Creating and analyzing ensembles of climate-ice sheet simulations of key periods of the Last deglaciation (21,000-7,000 years ago), using the FAMOUS climate model and the BICYCLES ice sheet model.
  • Generating and pursuing independent and original research ideas related to the project goals.
  • Contributing to setting the direction of the research project and forging new relationships with international scientific collaborators and industrial project partners to draw wider expertise into the project.
  • Evaluating existing methods, techniques, and results and applying the most appropriate to your own research.
  • Publishing papers in leading international journals and disseminating research results through conference presentations.
  • Working both independently and also as part of a larger team of researchers.
  • Engaging in knowledge-transfer activities and the creation of fun table-top displays to engage and educate the general public.
  • Making use of the extensive opportunities available for continuing your professional development and mentoring to less experienced colleagues as appropriate.
  • Contributing to the training of both undergraduate and postgraduate students, including assisting with the supervision of projects relevant to your research.


Candidates must have the following qualifications in order to be eligible for this Research Fellowship at the University of Leeds

  • A Ph.D. or near completion (i.e. initial thesis to be handed in before the start date) in climate, ocean or atmospheric science, glaciology or a closely allied discipline in the physical/mathematical sciences.
  • A strong background in climate science and/or ice sheet processes.
  • Demonstrated expertise in setting up and running climate or ice-sheet model simulations on high-performance computers.
  • Extensive experience in managing, processing, visualizing and analyzing complex and multi-dimensional climate data.
  • Excellent experience in scientific programming (e.g. in FORTRAN, R or Python).
  • Good time management and planning skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines, manage competing demands and work effectively under pressure without close support.
  • A proven track record of peer-reviewed publications in internationally recognized journals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including presentation skills.
  • A proven ability to work well both individually and in a team.
  • A strong commitment to your own continuous professional development.

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University of Leeds

The University of Leeds is a public research university in Leeds, England. Having the motto of ‘And knowledge will be increased’; the university establishment dates to 1874 as the Yorkshire College of Science. It lies in the top 20 in the world for graduate employability. Moreover, the university has affiliations with 6 Nobel Laureates. Furthermore, Leeds was in the 19th position amongst multi-faculty institutions in the UK for the quality (GPA) of its research. Above all, the university is in 93rd position in the QS World University Rankings 2019. Also, it is the fifth-largest university in the UK in terms of student numbers.



Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline20 August,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe University of Leeds



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