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Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Earth Observation (or System Engineer)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF23931

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 14/09/2018

Job live date: 13/08/2018

Salary: £29,799 to £32,548 per annum

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

The successful applicant will perform research on the validation and merging of water vapour observations from international satellite instruments within ESA’s Water Vapour Climate Change Initiative, with the goal to produce high-quality climate data records.


You will have:

  • Skills in quantitative analysis of atmospheric observations and model data
  • High level scientific programming skills
  • Capability of independent thought
  • Creativity
  • Written and oral communication skills
  • PhD or equivalent in physical sciences, applied mathematics, environmental sciences, or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Earth observations
  • Knowledge of atmospheric trace gas distributions (in particular water vapour)
  • Proven track record in research, demonstrated through excellent peer-reviewed publications
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Willingness to accept advice
  • Willingness to contribute to project administration


Informal contact details

Contact role:


Contact name:

Michaela I. Hegglin

Contact phone:

+44 118 378 6693

Contact email:


Interviews will be held on 27 September 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.


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