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Hydro-JULES Software Framework Scientist
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28638

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 31/05/2019

Job live date: 01/05/2019

Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Meteorology

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time,Fixed-term up to 3 years

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) wishes to recruit an outstanding computational scientist to play a key role in the new NERC-funded Hydro-JULES programme which will create a community hydrological model for next generation land-surface and hydrological science in the UK.

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science in partnership with the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology (CEH) and the British Geological Survey, will deliver the Hydro-JULES programme to develop a state-of the art terrestrial hydrological model to couple to the JULES land-surface model and related hydrological models. This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic and innovative computational scientist to work at the interface between weather, climate, and hydrological science. 

The post holder will be responsible for designing, developing, and implementing flexible interfaces between model components and in and between the Hydro-JULES hydrological model and other Earth system model components. She/he will be also be intimately involved in the testing and support of this model in the community, and will collaborate with scientists and computational modellers from partner organisations.

The post will be managed from within the NCAS-Computational Modelling Services (CMS) group at the University of Reading where the post holder will be expected to spend one day a week. The remainder of the time will normally be spent at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Wallingford, working as part of the Hydro-JULES core team.

NCAS-CMS provides computational modelling services to the UK Climate and Weather research communities, develops software in-house and is responsible for installing and maintaining world-leading climate modelling systems on the UK’s most powerful high-performance computers.


You will have:
●    Skill in developing new theoretical approaches and implementing them in a high-level scientific programming language (FORTRAN,C, C++)
●    A relevant PhD (or equivalent experience)
●    Knowledge of numerical simulation and/or component model coupling technologies
●    Experience of implementing complex computational models on high-performance computing platforms
●    An aptitude for working in interdisciplinary research teams


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Lead Scientist

Contact role:

Line Manager

Contact name:

Bryan Lawrence

Contact name:

Grenville Lister

Contact phone:

0118 378 6507

Contact phone:

0118 378 7995

Contact email:

Contact email:


Interviews will be held on 12 June 2019

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.


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