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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Palaeoclimate Model Evaluation
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF34034

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 30/11/2020

Job live date: 29/10/2020

Salary: £30,942 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Archaeology Geography & Environmental Science

Division: Geography & Environmental Science

Hours per week: 1.00FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Full-time, Fixed-term for up to 20 months

Research Assistant in Palaeoclimate Model Evaluation to work as part of a dynamic team studying land-atmosphere interactions in the past, present and future.

The post-holder will be employed as a Research Assistant in Palaeoclimate Model Evaluation on the ERC-funded project “Unlocking the past for a clearer future (GC2.0)” which examines the two-way interaction between the terrestrial biosphere and climate on palaeo-timescales in order to realize the full potential of palaeoclimate research to improve our understanding and modelling of climate and environmental change. The post involves providing research support for the analysis and evaluation of palaeoclimate simulations made in the context of the Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project using diverse palaeoclimate reconstructions and forward modelling tools.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Academic qualifications in geography, meteorology, environmental science or a related subject at least to PhD level;
  • High-level of programming skills, including experience with R, Python or Fortran;
  • Analytical skills, including experience in statistical analyses,;
  • An interest in climate change and palaeoenvironments;
  • Previous experience of working in a research environment;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Good organisational skills, including the ability to work to tight deadlines and as part of an international team.

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PDRA on project

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Sandy P. Harrison

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Laia Comas Bru

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+44 (0)118 378 5258

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Interviews will be held on 9 December 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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