Fortran Code Developer UK Climate Model

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East Anglia
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From £30,782 to £38,478 per annum
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Fortran Code Developer – UK Climate Model Job reference: BAS 98/19a Contract type: Full Time Duration: Fixed-Term Appointment (48 months) Salary: Salary range £30,782 to £38,478. Additionally, a Recruitment Allowance would be considered if appropriate. Benefits: We offer generous benefits Team: British Antarctic Survey Location: Cambridge Closing date: 26 January, 2020 11:59 pm The British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge (BAS) is looking for a Fortran Code Developer to join the British Antarctic Survey. The role will involve implementing physical equations within the atmospheric component of the UK Earth System Modelling Project (UKESM Model). The successful applicant will work closely with the Met Office and University of Bristol. Purpose You will be part of the BAS climate modelling group of Louise Sime, and may also join the MetOffice UKESM team. Louise’s group has worked to develop a better understanding changes in the ice sheets, sea ice, and climate in polar regions. Much of the groups effort goes into understanding ice core observations of stable water isotopes by using climate models. Water isotopes measured in ice are the key long-term record of past changes in the polar environmental and global climate. Water isotope enabled simulations, generated from your new climate model coding work, will enable us to understand how changes in ice sheets, sea ice, and climate imprint themselves in polar ice cores. You will work closely with the University of Bristol, and will have substantial support from the MetOffice via online working environments and video links. Travel and subsistence is supported if and when necessary. The Met Office wrote the UKESM model. The University of Bristol are developing water isotope code for the ocean and land surface components of the UKESM. Once your UKESM code development work is complete, you will be uniquely placed to deliver state-of-the-art UKESM water cycle science to the UK and international community. Throughout the project you will participate in important national and international (EU-TiPES; UKESM; SCAR) initiatives. You will be supported to develop your own independent research directions in the latter years of the post. We anticipate a strong likelihood that your post can be renewed – and will last beyond the guaranteed 4 years. You will be supported in your career development by the British Antarctic Survey, and will join a vibrant and active community of code developers. You will have experience of developing software and a degree in numeric discipline. Qualification PhD in atmospheric sciences/numerate field (or equivalent research experience). Strong background in meteorology is desirable. Duties Lead the development of water isotope code for the atmospheric component of the UK MetOffice UKESM model. Liaise with Prof Paul Valdes group at the University of Bristol and the UKESM team at the MetOffice. Spend time working at the MetOffice. Run and support the use of the UKESM for the BAS IDP-Paleoclimate group. Provide IDP-Paleoclimate group support for the successor-to-ARCHER, MONSOON, and JASMIN facilities. Complete and analyse UKESM simulations for the EU-TiPES projects. Attend and contribute to project meetings. Write papers and present results at meetings/conferences. Undertake further duties, as appropriate to support the IDP team, such as organising seminars, and liaise closely with the AIC team. Attend NERC/BAS training and other events as appropriate. From years 3 onward, develop own independent research directions. Please quote reference: BAS 98/19a Closing date for receipt of application forms is: 26 January 2020 Interviews are scheduled to be held on: 5 February 2020 BAS is an Equal Opportunity employer. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion and promoting equality in careers in science, we hold an Athena SWAN Bronze Award and have an active Equality, Diversity and Inclusion programme of activity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic minorities and disabled people are currently under-represented and their applications are particularly welcome. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the job. We are open to a range of flexible working options, including job sharing, to support childcare and other caring responsibilities.

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