African SWIFT Research posts available at NCAS, University of Leeds
There are currently two posts available with NCAS at the University of Leeds, deadline for both is 24 May 2018 (Please note this deadline has been extended.)
- Senior Research Scientist in Satellite Remote Sensing of Convective Clouds
The role of the Senior Research Scientist will be to lead research into determining cloud physical properties of deep convective clouds in West and East Africa using satellite instruments with a view to improving nowcasting capability. This post is a key leadership role within the programme to expand the research of NCAS and ICAS to include remote sensing of moist convection. For more details and how to apply.
- Research Scientist in Storm Nowcasting from Remote Sensing of Convective Clouds
This role represents an exciting opportunity to lead research into developing science of deep moist convection for nowcasting in West and East Africa. The long-lived organised convective systems found in these regions, combined with very limited numerical weather prediction (NWP) skill, means there is an opportunity and need for improved nowcasting. This post will develop
understanding of storm dynamics and predictability in order to improve nowcasts. For more details and how to apply.
The SWIFT Fellowships are an exciting opportunity for early-career researchers to expand their knowledge of African weather and climate research and gain leadership experience. Successful applicants will become valued contributors of the African-SWIFT project, which aims to develop sustainable research capability in tropical weather forecasting, and so enhance the livelihoods of African populations and improve the economies of African countries.
*Please note the deadline for SWIFT Fellowship applications 2018 has now passed. We will be advertising more opportunities next year.*