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PDRA in Stratospheric Dynamics and Predictability
Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF37513

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 14/01/2022

Job live date: 23/11/2021

Salary: £ 31,406 to £37,468 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 up to 3 years

We are seeking to appoint a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant (PDRA) to work closely with Professor Charlton-Perez, Head of School on topics of mutual interest in stratospheric dynamics and predictability.

Variability in the wintertime, polar stratosphere is one of the main sources of sub-seasonal and seasonal skill for the extra-tropics. This appointment will give the post-holder significant freedom to work on a wide range of topics related to stratospheric predictability, on topics of mutual interest to the post-holder and the PI, Professor Charlton-Perez. This role will also offer the post-holder the opportunity to co-develop research projects and papers with Professor Charlton-Perez.

The successful candidate will also work closely with colleagues at ECMWF as a long-term visitor to the predictability section. The post is initially for three years but may be extended up to a period of six years, subject to research direction and performance. The post-holder will have opportunities to develop their own research independence and programme during the course of the appointment.

You will have:

  • Experience of climate dynamics ideally with a prior specialism in stratospheric dynamics and predictability.
  • Experience of analysing large meteorological forecast datasets and the technical expertise to implement novel analysis using R and python.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate research results and ideas effectively to a range of audiences including scientific colleagues and the general public
  • A desire to develop research independence and bid for future personal research funding

Interview date: 10 February 

For more details about the role and the skills and experience required please view the role description and person specification via the link below.

Informal contact details

Contact role:

Principal Investigator, Professor Meteorology

Contact name:

Professor Andrew Charlton-Perez

Contact email:

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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