Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow

Job Summary

Post-doctoral Positions and Fellowships
University of Exeter
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Job Description

Postdoctoral Research Associate or Fellow (Ref. P91088)

The STFC-funded full-time post is available, on a fixed term basis, from 1st April 2024 for up to three years. Starting dates later in 2024 are possible. We welcome applications from candidates interested in working part-time hours or job-sharing arrangements.

The post 

The Faculty wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow to conduct research into the formation and evolution of Jupiter’s polar vortex crystals, working alongside Dr Stephen Thomson, Dr William Seviour and Dr Jemma Shipton.

The idea of the project is to investigate the mechanisms that may be responsible for both the formation of the polar vortex crystals and their maintenance against dissipation. The project will make use of a hierarchy of numerical models, beginning with quasi-geostrophic dynamics through the moist shallow-water equations, and finally up to a state-of-the-art Jupiter General Circulation Model. The simulations will investigate driving processes such as moist convection, the role of vortex ‘shielding’ and dissipative processes such as radiative damping. The results will be compared with observations from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The project will include an investigation of why Jupiter’s crystals appear to be unique within the solar system.

About you

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD (or nearing completion for PDRA) or equivalent qualification/experience in the field of atmospheric or climate dynamics, whether this be on Earth, solar system planets or exoplanets. 

Please ensure you read the Job Description and Person Specification available on the University application website.

For further information, please contact Dr Stephen Thomson via e-mail.

Application Details

Publication Start Date
2024 Feb 13
Application Deadline
2024 Mar 12