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Post Doctoral Researcher
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF14673 - R

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 26/02/2017

Job live date: 25/01/2017

Salary: £29,301 to £38,183 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Meteorology

Hours per week: 1.00FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term for up to 3 years

We are looking for a Post Doctoral researcher to work on a 3-year NERC-funded project investigating the variability of ocean heat transport and how it influences the sea surface temperature and climate.

Ocean Heat Transport (OHT) changes are not equally important. Some only affect heat content in subsurface without any signature in the upper ocean mixed layer. Others have a direct influence on the latter and so a quick pathway to influencing climate.

The aim of this work is to investigate what distinguishes these two types of OHT changes and how much of the OHT variability truly has an impact on the surface climate.

To address these questions, the successful applicant will conduct analysis of observation datasets (ARGO, ocean re-analysis) as well as carry out and analyse numerical simulations with a General Circulation Model in both idealized and realistic configurations.

You will have:

  • A PhD in physical oceanography or closely related field
  • Excellent analytical and computational skills;
  • Good knowledge of statistical analysis methods;
  • Ideally, experience of numerical modelling of the ocean;
  • Ability to carry out independent research work;
  • Good communication, presentation, and writing skills.


Informal contact details

Contact role:    Principal Investigator

Contact name:  David Ferreira

Contact phone:  + 44 (0)118 378 7997

Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:    Co-Investigator

Contact name:  Arnaud Czaja

Contact phone: +44 (0)20 7594 1789

Contact email:

Interview date to be confirmed

Starting date is flexible and runs up to June 30th 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.


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