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Research Scientist in Decadal Climate Variability
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF33079

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 30/08/2020

Job live date: 29/07/2020

Salary: £30,942 to £40,322 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Meteorology

Hours per week: 1.00FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Fixed-term for up to 3 years

We seek a talented post-doctoral scientist to carry out research to better understand the impacts on climate of decadal timescale variability in the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean. This research is an important component of a recently funded UKRI-NERC research project, and is a collaboration between the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and several other research centres in the U.K. and U.S.

To understand the oceanic and atmospheric processes by which the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean affects the wider climate you will analyse and evaluate against observations state-of-the-art climate model simulations made for CMIP6, and take part in collaborative multi-model experiments to test specific hypotheses and develop understanding.

You will have:

  • A PhD or equivalent in mathematical or physical science, or should expect to shortly receive one
  • Strong scientific analytical ability, creativity and self-motivation
  • Experience of analysing output from climate models or similar datasets
  • Good communication skills and the disposition to collaborate effectively with both internal and external project members

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Project PI and line manager

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Contact name:

Jon Robson

Contact name:

Rowan Sutton

Contact phone:

+44(0) 118 378 7473

Contact phone:

+44(0) 118 378 8337

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Contact email:

Interview date to confirmed

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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