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Research Scientist - Climate Change
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF32762

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 12/07/2020

Job live date: 10/06/2020

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 3 years

We are offering a post for a talented and imaginative research scientist on a project which aims to reduce uncertainty in projections of anthropogenic climate change, through understanding of forced and unforced variations in the coupled atmosphere–ocean climate system, especially the interactions between climate feedback, ocean heat uptake and the spatiotemporal patterns of climate change. The work may involve analyses of results from the latest generation of global atmosphere-ocean climate models and comparable observational datasets, complementary and novel model experiments, and development of conceptual models and theories. The post is for three years. The post-holder will be a member of a small group working with the principal investigator, as a member of staff of National Centre for Atmospheric Science, and sited in the Department of Meteorology (at present temporarily working at home, because of COVID-19 restrictions). The project is funded by an Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. 

Essential criteria include: 

  • PhD in mathematical or physical science 

  • Strong physical insight, analytical ability, creativity and self-motivation 

  • Knowledge of and interest in climate change science 

  • Research experience involving GCM modelling and analysis of large datasets 


Informal contact details 


Contact role: 


??Principal investigator and Line Manager

Contact name: 


??Jonathan Gregory? 


Contact phone: 


+44 118 378 5602 


Contact email: 


Interviews will be held on 27 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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