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Data assimilation scientific programmer (PDRA)
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF31873

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 15/03/2020

Job live date: 11/02/2020

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, Part-time will be considered, Fixed-term up to 4 years

We are seeking  a self-motivated and independent Data Assimilation Scientific Programmer to maintain and develop the data assimilation software systems of the National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) and support users of these systems in NCEO and the wider UK academic community. The post holder will contribute on cutting-edge research on timely urgent environmental and climate issues, as part of a worldwide leader research centre on the field.

The post will be a core post in the NCEO. NCEO is a Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) research centre providing national capability in Earth Observation science. It is a distributed centre of over 100 scientists in the UK, led by Prof John Remedios at the University of Leicester. The post-holder will liaise with other data assimilation scientists in Reading and with users of data assimilation throughout the NCEO. 

A fundamental role of the NCEO group at University of Reading is to provide state-of-the-art data assimilation systems to scientists throughout NCEO with a variety of data assimilation methods and to advise on adapting these methods to different application areas, as well as to develop new techniques and provide data assimilation software.

Candidates with a knowledge of, or possessing a PhD on, data assimilation will be given priority.   


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Prof Alberto Carrassi

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Dr Amos Lawless

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0118 378 7985

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0118 378 5018

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Interviews will be held on 08 April 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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