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Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tropical Waves and High Impact Weather

Job Reference : SRF21896
Location : Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing Date : 25/01/2018
Live Date : 20/12/2017
Salary : £29,799 to £32,548 per annum
Employment Type : AR-Research
School / Function : School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences
Department : Meteorology
Hours Per week : 1.00 FTE
Contract Duration : Fixed Term until January 2020

We seek an enthusiastic research scientist to undertake research into the role of tropical waves in modulating high impact weather in Southeast Asia; to evaluate the representation of these waves and their relationship to high impact weather in Met Office operational forecast models; and develop new forecasting tools to support operational forecasting in Southeast Asia.

The post is available for an immediate start and we are keen to recruit someone who is able to start as soon as possible.

You will have:

  • A PhD in Atmospheric Science or related field,  or equivalent research experience
  • Strong skills in the analysis and interpretation of complex datasets
  • A knowledge of atmospheric dynamics
  • Good oral and written communication skills

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Contact role:

Project PI, Line Manager

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Project Co-I

Contact name:

Prof Steve Woolnough

Contact name:

Prof John Methven

Contact phone:

0118 378 4544

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Closing Date: 25/01/2018

Interviews to be held on 09/02/2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and 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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