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Research Scientist - Climate - Ice Sheet Modelling
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF32757

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 30/06/2020

Job live date: 26/05/2020

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, Fixed-term up to 30 months

We need a talented and imaginative scientist to be part of our NERC-funded project combining state-of-the-modelling with paleoclimate data and future climate change simulations, researching how we can understand and predict interactions between ice sheets and climate and use that information to inform projections of future sea-level rise.  

You will help design and carry out simulations of present and future climate-ice-sheet interactions using our Earth System models with interactive ice sheets, and work at the centre of our multi-institutional group combining results from across the project in an over-arching emulation framework. 

You will have:  

  • A PhD in physical or mathematical science, or expect to receive one shortly 
  • Strong scientific analytical ability, creativity and self-motivation 
  • Interest in cryospheric aspects of future climate change 
  • Experience working with complex climate models 


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Principal Investigator 


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Contact name: 


Robin Smith 


Contact name: 


Jonathan Gregory 


Contact phone: 


0118 378 3251 


Contact phone:


0118 378 5602 


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Interviews will be held on 20 July 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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