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Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28806

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 21/06/2019

Job live date: 22/05/2019

Salary: £30,395 to £35,211 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 up to 30 months

A post-doctoral research associate is sought within the Department of Meteorology to develop global storylines of climate risk relevant to multi-sector vulnerabilities (food security, finance, international development, manufacturing, and coastal infrastructure), within the H2020 RECEIPT project, under the supervision of Professor Ted Shepherd. The storylines will reflect different global warming scenarios as well as different patterns of regional climate response, using common drivers to identify correlated risks following the approach of Zappa & Shepherd (2017). This is an exciting opportunity to work on climate dynamics within an inter-disciplinary context, at one of the leading centres worldwide for research in weather and climate.

You will have:
•    A PhD or equivalent in meteorology or equivalent 
•    Strong quantitative skills in atmospheric data analysis
•    Expertise in atmospheric circulation, regional climate change, and statistical inference
•    A proven track record in excellent peer-reviewed publications 
•    Evidence of creativity and capability of independent thought
•    Excellent writing and communication skills

Candidates for this position are asked to provide two-page synopsis of their research experience and interests, and why they make you a suitable candidate for this position.

Interviews: 1 July 2019

Start date 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter


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Contact role:


Contact name:

Ted Shepherd

Contact phone:

0118 378 8957

Contact email:




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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