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Postdoctoral Research Associate
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF40695 - R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 15/07/2022

Job live date: 16/06/2022

Salary: £31,406 to £40,927 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Meteorology

Hours per week: 1.00FTE

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

PDRA (3 years): Building to Urban Boundary Layer scale Meteorology

You will be involved in state-of-the-art urban meteorological research being undertaken by an international multi-disciplinary team developing, evaluating and applying the next generation of weather and climate models, and also considering what atmospheric observations are needed in cities in the future. This work is being undertaken within three projects (EPSRC-FUTURE, NERC-ASSURE and ERC-urbisphere) that span fundamental atmospheric processes to integrated urban services. You will take a leading role analysing real world observations, while working closely with others undertaking wind-tunnel observations, numerical modelling (LES, NWP, Climate, ABM) and others analysing observations.

You will have:

  • Experience using and analyzing data from at least one of the following instruments (or equivalent): Doppler Wind Lidars (DWL), Scintillometry, IRT Cameras use in 3-D, Ceilometers (ALC)
  • PhD in an appropriate subject (e.g. meteorology, climatology, environmental science, physics, engineering, computer science, physical geography)
  • Excellent computing and data management skills
  • Good problem-solving skills (e.g. programming problems, data analysis, instrument)
  • Ability to prioritize urgent/long term goals and to juggle tasks as priorities change
  • Ability to work well with others and independently
  • Good oral and excellent written English skills

On your application form – please address how you meet the person specification criteria as identified in the job description and submit a full CV.

Informal contact details

Contact role:


Contact name:

Prof Sue Grimmond

Contact phone:

+44(0)118378 6248

Contact email:


Interview date to be confirmed

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.

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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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