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Postdoctoral Research Assistant Causality

Job Reference : SRF19357
Location : Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing Date : 03/07/2017
Live Date : 02/06/2017
Salary : £29,301 to £38,183 per annum
Employment Type : AR-Research
School / Function : School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences
Department : Meteorology
Hours Per week : 1.00FTE
Contract Duration : 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 developing causality into a quantitative analysis tool by putting it into a Bayesian framework.

You will have:

  • Drive the development of causality as a quantitative analysis tool.
  • Explore this both for timeseries and for numerical model output.
  • Assist programmer with coding existing newly developed causality strength measures.
  • Assist with analysing the data-assimilation results and apply causality tools to them.
  • 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.


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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