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Postdoctoral Research Assistant
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF31353

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 16/02/2020

Job live date: 15/01/2020

Salary: £30,942 to £33,797 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 are looking a Postdoctoral researcher to conduct research on the submesoscale eddy activity in the Southern Ocean.

This fixed-term position up to 3-years  is part of the large-scale H2020 SO-CHIC project regrouping 15 institutions across Europe ( The overall objective of SO-CHIC is to understand and quantify variability of heat and carbon budgets in the Southern Ocean through an investigation of the key processes controlling exchanges between the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice using a combination of observational and modelling approaches.

The present position will focus on the role of submesoscale and mixed-layer dynamics in the exchange of heat and carbon between the atmosphere and the ocean interior. Design and analysis of high-resolution numerical simulations will be the main approach here but a strong interaction with the observational component of the SO-CHIC project is expected.

The successful applicant will be supervised by D. Ferreira in close collaboration with Prof. D. Marshall at the University of Oxford.

You will have:
•    A PhD in geophysical fluid dynamics, ocean/atmosphere dynamics or a related field
•    Experience with numerical modelling and HPC
•    Good writing and communication skills


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Interviews will be held on 2 March 2020

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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