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Research Scientist
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF41512

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 08/07/2022

Job live date: 31/05/2022

Salary: £31,406 to £40,927

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Meteorology

Hours Per Week:: FTE: 1.00

Employment Basis/Type: Full-Time, Fixed Term

We seek a post-doctoral Research Scientist for the High Resolution Global Climate Modelling (HRCM) core programme, a key aspect of strategic research developed at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science in Reading. We will develop and exploit advanced, convection-permitting (sub-10km) global configurations of the next-generation, LFRic Met Office Hadley Centre climate model, suitable for investigation of scale interactions in the climate system.

You will have:

  • Substantial experience in developing, operating and assessing high-resolution atmospheric GCMs (or large domain RCMs), ideally in the convection-permitting (CP) range of resolutions
  • A strong interest, and experience, in the investigation and understanding of processes that underpin the evolution of weather and climate, particularly originating at the mesoscale.
  • Proven analytical capabilities, including the ability to effectively analyse large data
  • Willingness and ability to engage with the international community on the grand challenge of developing global weather and climate models at 1km.​​​​​​​

Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Principal Investigator

Contact role:

NCAS Climate division director

Contact name:

Pier Luigi Vidale

Contact name:

Steve Woolnough

Contact email:

Contact email:

Closing Date: 08/07/2022

Interview Date: TBC

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. 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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