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Atmospheric dispersion modelling PDRA
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF28892

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 25/11/2019

Job live date: 09/10/2019

Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 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 24 months)

The postholder will conduct research as part of the new DARE-UK (Detection and Attribution of Regional greenhouse gas Emissions in the UK) consortium project.   The aim of DARE-UK is to estimate greenhouse gas emissions and improve the accuracy of the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions inventory reports.  The focus of this role will be on improving the representation of turbulence in atmospheric dispersion models, which are vital for linking estimated greenhouse gas fluxes with atmospheric observations. You will need the ability to understand and interrogate complex atmospheric models and the enthusiasm to exploit links with other members of the consortium. 


You will have:

•    or shortly expect to obtain, a PhD in atmospheric science, or a closely related subject (e.g. in physics or mathematics).
•    Ability to write and adapt computer programs and analyse the output. 
•    Some experience with research, writing research papers, giving conference presentations
•    The ability to collaborate constructively and proactively with both internal and external collaborators


Informal contact details

Contact role:

Principle Investigator

Contact name:

Helen Dacre

Contact phone:

0118 378 5569

Contact email:


Interviews to be held on 10 December 2019


The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation.  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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