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Postdoctoral Research Assistant Ocean Observation Analysis
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF19354

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 03/07/2017

Job live date: 02/06/2017

Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 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

The post will be part of a team of 7 scientists working on the European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant CUNDA, that will develop and combine causality and nonlinear data assimilation to infer cause and effect relation in the highly turbulent ocean area around South Africa. Specifically, the post will be responsible for the gathering and analysis existing ocean satellite and in-situ observations, help with interfacing those to the data assimilation framework EMPIRE, and be part of the team that analyses the data-assimilation results.

You will have:

  • Gather and quality-control existing satellite and in-situ observations of the physical ocean.
  • Assist two postdoc/programmers with interfacing those to the data-assimilation framework EMPIRE
  • Driving the analysis and interpretation of the observations and the data-assimilation runs.
  • Be an active and productive member of a strong team aiming to deliver the best possible science
  • Publish high-quality papers in high-quality journals

Informal contact details

Contact role:


Contact name:

Prof P.J. van Leeuwen

Contact phone:

0118 3785578

Contact email:

Interviews to take place 7-14 July 2017


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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