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Data Analyst LEMONTREE project
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF35268

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 14/05/2021

Job live date: 14/04/2021

Salary: £30,942 pro rata 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 until 31/12/2021

Data Analyst to work as part of the LEMONTREE (Land Ecosystem Models based On New Theory, obseRvations and ExperimEnts) project to develop a next-generation model of the terrestrial biosphere and its interactions with the carbon cycle, water cycle and climate.

LEMONTREE is an international consortium with participants from Reading, Imperial College London, Columbia University, the University of Pittsburgh, UC Berkeley, Utrecht University, Seoul National University, Texas Tech University, Tsinghua University and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich.

The Data Analyst will support LEMONTREE's research activities through undertaking analyses of large data sets, including field, experimental and remote sensing data.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A Masters or PhD in environmental science, ecology, or another scientific discipline related to the aims of the project
  • High-level of programming skills (r, Fortran, Python)
  • Analytical skills, including experience with multivariate analysis, time-series, and geospatial statistics
  • Experience with handling large data sets, including quality control

Applications are welcomed from candidates wishing to work on a part time basis (applications for 0.5fte to 1.00fte will be considered).

This position is offered as an initial fixed term contract to 31/12/2021. It is planned that, subject to continued receipt of funding, the contract will be renewed on an annual basis until the end of the 5 year term of the LEMONTREE project

Interviews for this position will be held on 19th or 20th May 2021

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Project Director and Supervisor

Contact role:

Project Scientific Strategy Lead

Contact name:

Sandy P. Harrison

Contact name:

 Colin Prentice

Contact phone:

+44 (0)118 378 5258

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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route.  Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS.  There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

​​​​​​​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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