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Technical Support

Job Reference : SRF19622
Location : Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing Date : 18/07/2017
Live Date : 27/06/2017
Salary : £18,940 to £23,164 per annum
Employment Type : AAS-Clerical
School / Function : School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences
Department : Meteorology
Hours Per week : 36 hours
Contract Duration : Full-time,Fixed-term

A fixed term position for up to 24 months (depending on start date) to support the UrbanFluxes and CSSP- China research projects and other complementary urban climate/meteorology projects. Main responsibilities will be to maintain a network of meteorological instruments; to undertake data analysis to ensure data quality appropriate for project applications; and additional activities, as needed, to support the research of the group (contributing to reports etc).

You will have:

  • Experience of data processing for example for meteorology, hydrology and/or environmental science
  • Programming in Python, R, Fortran and/or MatLab
  • Bachelors or Masters in an appropriate subject (e.g. mathematics, meteorology, environmental science, physics, engineering, computer science) or equivalent
  • Familiarity with instrumentation and data processing
  • Good oral and written presentation skills
  • Computing and data management skills
  • Ability to prioritise urgent/ long term goals and to juggle tasks as priorities change
  • Ability to work well with others and independently
  • Good problem solving skills (e.g. instrument, programming problems)
  • Ability to communicate and work with project participants and stakeholder
  • Ability to keep the relevant people informed of the status of tasks and things that may require attention
  • Ability to travel to various sites
  • Ability to deal with respond to instruments needs at odd times (e.g. weekends)
  • Please see Person Specification and Job Description for further information

Informal contact details

Contact role:


Contact name:

Prof Sue Grimmond

Contact phone:

+44(0)118378 6248

Contact email:

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.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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

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