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Whiteknights Reading UK

Job reference: SRF32767

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 12/06/2020

Job live date:

Salary: £20,130 to £20,675 per annum depending upon experience and qualifications

Employment type: AAS-Technical

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: Meteorology

Hours per week: 36 hours per week

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

A fixed term position (36 Months) to support urban climate/meteorology projects. Main responsibilities will be to maintain a network of meteorological instruments; to undertake data analysis to ensure data quality appropriate for project applications; and additional activities, as needed, to support the research of the group (contributing to reports etc).  


You will have: 

  • Experience of data processing for example for meteorology, hydrology and/or environmental science 

  • Programming in Python, R, Fortran and/or MatLab 

  • Bachelors or Masters in an appropriate subject (e.g. mathematics, meteorology, environmental science, physics, engineering, computer science) or equivalent 

  • Familiarity with data harvesting (e.g. online data sources) and working with instruments that provide data to online systems (e.g. ceilometers, sonics, etc) 

  • Good oral and written presentation skills 

  • Computing and data management skills 

  • Ability to work well with others and independently 

  • Good problem-solving skills (e.g. instrument, programming problems) 

  • Ability to communicate and work with project participants and stakeholders 

  • Ability to keep the relevant people informed of the status of tasks and things that may require attention 

  • Please see Person Specification and Job Description for further information 


Informal contact details 


Contact role: 




Contact name:


Prof Sue Grimmond 


Contact phone: 


+44(0)118378 6248 


Contact email:


Interview date to be 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.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EEA candidates who do not already have permission to work in the UK should note that this role is not recognised as a graduate level job by UK Visas and Immigration and the Tier 2 sponsorship route is not available for non-graduate level occupations. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.


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