Postdoc, paleoclimate modeling, Leeds, UK

The School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, UK, is advertising for a palaeoclimate modelling postdoctoral research fellow.


This is a full-time, two-year position.


As part of a large multidisciplinary team, the successful candidate will be simulating climate change at the Permo-Triassic boundary and its impact on the largest mass extinction in Earth history.

The candidate will join geochemists, palaeontologists and modellers at Leeds who have received NERC funding for their project Ecosystem resilience and recovery from the Permo-Triassic crisis, which is investigating the origin of the terrestrial mass extinction at the end of the Permian. This project is a component of a larger NERC Biosphere Evolution, Transitions & Resilience programme, jointly funded with the National Science Foundation China.


You will simulate the climate changes over the Permo-Triassic boundary and the role of atmospheric carbon dioxide in driving the observed climate warming. This work will be undertaken in the Palaeo@Leeds research group, under the supervision of Dr Daniel Hill, Prof Alan Haywood and Dr Stephen Hunter, utilising the high performance computing facilities at the University of Leeds. As well as performing palaeoclimate model simulations, the successful candidate will work closely with the wider research team, led by Prof Paul Wignall, investigating a broad range of palaeoclimate and paleontological themes.


You will have, or be close to obtaining, a PhD in the field of Earth, Environmental or Physical Sciences and have extensive experience of working with climate models. You will also have extensive knowledge of Earth history, and of applying physical models to palaeoclimate problems. You will show a strong commitment to publishing scientific results at an international level.


The deadline for applications is Saturday 21 July 2018.

Further information

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