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Research Scientist

Job Reference : SRF16974
Location : Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing Date : 17/02/2017
Live Date : 18/01/2017
Salary : £29,301 - £32,004 per annum depending on experience
Employment Type : AR-Research
School / Function : School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences
Department : Meteorology
Hours Per week : 1.00 FTE
Contract Duration : Fixed term until 31 January 2019

The “Forecasting Air-Sea Coupled Interactions in Numerical weather prediction for Atmospheric Tropical Extremes” (FASCINATE) project aims to understand and improve predictions of tropical cyclones and related extremes in the West Pacific, to safeguard lives and livelihoods in the Philippines.  We seek a post-doctoral Research Scientist to understand the relationships between West Pacific tropical cyclone activity and large-scale tropical phenomena (e.g., the Madden-Julian Oscillation), assess these relationships in forecast models and investigate whether simulating air-sea coupled feedbacks can improve short-range predictions of tropical cyclone tracks and intensities.  The post-holder will benefit from extensive collaborations with the UK Met Office and the Philippines Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration.

You will have:

  • Strong scientific analytical and computer programming skills, including experience analysing and visualising large and complex scientific datasets.
  • Familiarity with high-performance computing systems
  • A Ph.D. in Mathematics, Computer Science or a quantitative physical science, or equivalent research experience.
  • A publication record commensurate with your research experience.
  • Knowledge of, or evidence of a serious interest in, tropical atmospheric dynamics and tropical cyclones.

Informal contact details

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Principal Investigator

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Contact name:

Dr. Nicholas Klingaman

Contact name:

Dr. Kevin Hodges

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 4652

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 7761

Contact email:

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Interview date to be confirmed

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.


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