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Mathematics for Climate Network

29th September 2016
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ReCoVER Outreach Funding Call Open | ReCoVER Funding for Mini-Project or Meeting Call Open | Senior Research Associate | Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Soil Infrastructure Modelling | The RIDE Forum | Subscription Details

ReCoVER Outreach Funding Call Open (Back to Top)

Outreach funding is available from ReCoVER for activities that highlight research within the ReCoVER remit to the general public or to end users. Funding of up to £1k is available for actitivies of up to 1 month and can include travel and subsistence expenses, venue hire, consumables for user engagement, equipment expenses, refreshments and PhD student and postgrad time.


ReCoVER Funding for Mini-Project or Meeting Call Open (Back to Top)

Funding is available from ReCoVER to support researchers who wish to organise a small collaborative visit or a small meeting. Funding is up to £2K and for up to 1 month and can be used for travel and subsistence and consumable expenses.


Senior Research Associate (Back to Top)

University of East Anglia - School of Environmental Sciences

Location: Norwich
Salary: £31,656
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Contract / Temporary

Closing date: 3rd October 2016

Faculty of Science

Climate Modelling and Analysis

A postdoctoral position is available in the School of Environmental Sciences for a climate scientist with experience of working with climate models. The post is based in the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, working with Tim Osborn and Manoj Joshi. The research is part of an international collaborative project (INTEGRATE) funded by NERC to study interactions between tropical monsoons and the variability of climate outside the tropics using climate modelling, observations and tree-ring data.

You must have a PhD (or equivalent published research experience) in a climate science area. Experience using numerical climate models would be an advantage. You must be able to satisfy all the essential criteria in the person specification for this post.

The full time post is for a fixed term of 33 months due to commences 1 November 2016, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Closing date: 12 noon on 3 October 2016.


Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Soil Infrastructure Modelling (Back to Top)

Lancaster Environment Centre and Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business

Salary: £26,537 to £37,768
Contract: fixed term, 36 months
Closing date: 9th Oct 2016

Applications are invited for a new EPSRC Living With Environmental Change funded position, tenable for 3 years, to investigate the role of soil as a natural infrastructure that provides food production, water regulation and carbon storage at the landscape scale, and its resilience to changing climate and land use pressures.

This project will draw together knowledge and concepts from plant, soil, and water sciences to create a new mechanistic computer model to achieve these aims. You will be responsible for the development, testing and application of this model at catchment scales, and for exploring resilience through simulation. In this project you will have the opportunity to engage with a variety of businesses, regulators and civil society in expanding our knowledge of the capacity, dependencies and management of soil as a natural infrastructure.

You should have a Ph.D. or post-doctoral experience in an area of relevant process knowledge (e.g. terrestrial ecosystem, hydrology, climate or soil science) or a quantitative discipline that involves mechanistic modelling (engineering, applied maths, or physics). You should have a demonstrable interest in this research area, and have experience in developing, running and testing numerical/process-based models. A proven ability to communicate with stakeholders is desirable as this role will involve actively collaborating with a range of businesses, regulators and NGOs.

This is a 3 year position starting on 1 December 2016 or at a mutually agreed date. You are highly encouraged to contact Dr. Jess Davies ([log in to unmask]) who can provide further information regarding the project. Further information can be found at Jess’ webpage.

This is a joint project between the Lancaster Environment Centre and the Pentland Centre for Sustainability in Business.


The RIDE Forum (Back to Top)

Research & Innovation for our Dynamic Environment

‘Collaboration on science and innovation to inform effective decision-making and solutions that work with our dynamic environment.’

The Living with Environmental Change Partnership (LWEC) was launched in 2007 as a 10 year programme. It has led to strong interdisciplinary investments and has succeeded in building lasting and collaborative relationships between UK public sector organisations that fund, carry out and use environmental research.

In May 2016 LWEC Partners decided to close LWEC as a formal programme reflecting their view that LWEC had succeeded in its aims.

All members expressed a strong desire to continue the relationship and a decision was made to establish the RIDE (Research and Innovation for our Dynamic Environment) Forum.

Through collaborative discussion and join working, the RIDE Forum will enhance the beneficial impact of the UK’s publicly funded research and innovation by informing policy and practice to support effective decision-making and the implementation of sustainable solutions that work with our dynamic natural environment.

The RIDE Forum’s unique contribution lies in its breadth. It brings together the complementary resources of 21 public sector stakeholders across the many disciplines needed to increase our understanding of the natural, social, economic and technological systems interacting with environmental change and the translation of that knowledge into innovating policy and practice.

For more information on the RIDE Forum, please visit:


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