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Research Scientist in understanding Indian monsoon teleconnections for coupled seasonal prediction
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF29805

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 25/08/2019

Job live date: 25/07/2019

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 19 months

We are seeking to employ a talented and creative researcher to study teleconnections to seasonal variability of the Indian summer monsoon in global climate models of the Met Office and the latest observations.  The monsoon supplies 80% of annual rainfall to India and understanding any variations is vital to society, yet the models used to predict and forecast the monsoon on a variety of time scales suffer from major errors, and the mechanisms connecting modes of climate variability to the monsoon via teleconnections are not well understood.  

You will join the STIMULATE (Seasonal Teleconnections to the Indian Monsoon: Understanding the Large-scale Atmospheric Tropical Environment) project led by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) at University of Reading, under the Met Office Weather and Climate Science for Services Partnership (WCSSP) India programme.  STIMULATE is a consortium project also involving University of East Anglia, University of Edinburgh and University of Leeds.

You will have:
•    A PhD (or shortly expected to achieve) or equivalent in physical or mathematical sciences;
•    An understanding of physical processes relating to weather & climate;
•    Experience of analysing output of weather or climate models;
•    Good programming skills in Python or another appropriate data processing and visualisation language.

See the person specification for a full list of requirements. Further details are available on request.

In your application, please mention the date you would be able to take up the position, if appointed.  Any CVs attached to your application should be limited to a maximum of 3 pages.


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Principal Investigator

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Contact name:

Dr Andy Turner

Contact name:

Dr Nick Klingaman

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 6019

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 6705

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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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