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Post-doctoral Research Scientist in Analysis of Forecasts of High-Impact Weather
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28884

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 06/06/2019

Job live date: 07/05/2019

Salary: £30,395 to £37,345 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


We seek a researcher to evaluate the skill and uncertainty of deterministic and ensemble model forecasts of high-impact weather over Southeast Asia and to explore the reasons underpinning higher skill in certain situations. The research will be part of the multi-institute project Forecasting for Southeast Asia (FORSEA), supported by the Newton Fund, which aims to improve forecasts of high-impact weather in Southeast Asia in order to reduce social and economic losses from these weather events.

Requirements of the post:

A PhD or equivalent research experience in a Physical or Mathematical Science

Knowledge of weather forecasting and atmospheric processes related to rainfall

Experience in the scientific analysis and handling of large and complex data sets

Good oral and written communication skills


 Interview Date: 17/06/2019

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Line Manager

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Contact name:

Dr Chris Holloway

Contact name:

Prof John Methven

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 8955

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+44 (0)118 378 6015

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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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