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Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Sub-Seasonal Prediction for Africa
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF22794

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 02/05/2018

Job live date: 28/03/2018

Salary: £29,799 to £35,550 per annum depending on experience

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Meteorology

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time,Fixed-term

We seek two enthusiastic research scientists to work on sub-seasonal prediction as part of a major project funded through the RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). GCRF-African Science for Weather and Information and Forecasting Techniques (GCRF African-SWIFT) aims to build research capacity and capability in Africa and the UK to improve weather forecasting in Africa on timescales from hours to months.

Based in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science in the University of Reading and In collaboration with partners in the UK and Africa you will undertake research into intraseasonal variability of African Weather and its representation in operational sub-seasonal prediction models; and contribute to the development and delivery of training in sub-seasonal prediction for research scientists and operational practitioners.

You will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent research experience in a Physical or Mathematical Science
  • A knowledge of tropical meteorology and operational weather prediction
  • Strong skills in the analysis and interpretation of complex datasets
  • Good oral and written communication skills


Informal contact details

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:

Project PI

Contact role:

Project Co-I, Line manager

Contact name:

Professor Steven Woolnough

Contact name:

Dr Linda Hirons

Contact phone:

+44 118 378 4544

Contact phone:

+44 118 378 7497

Contact email:

Contact email:


Interview date to be confirmed

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.



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