Postdoctoral position within the project ACACIA

University of Reading,UK
Closing date: 6 September 2020

Applications are invited for a 14-month postdoctoral position to investigate the impact of aerosols emitted by aviation on clouds. This position is part of the Horizon 2020 project “Advancing the Science for Aviation and ClimAte” (ACACIA;, a consortium of 11 European partners led by the Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR; German Aerospace Center). ACACIA aims to improve scientific understanding of non-CO2 climate impacts of aviation, including those exerted by ozone and methane from NOx emissions, contrails, and aerosol interactions with clouds. Those impacts are very uncertain and hinder the creation of a more climate-friendly aviation system.

Your main role within the project will be to run large-eddy simulations of cirrus clouds to sample aviation impacts on upper tropospheric clouds for various weather situations, and to contribute to a satellite analysis of regional and global effective radiative forcing of contrails.

This is a 14-month fixed-term position based at the Department of Meteorology of the University of Reading, with day-to-day supervision by Dr Nicolas Bellouin.


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