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Do you want to join a national science and technology Research Centre and make a real difference to its future? Do you have skills and experience in the development and implementation of business and financial plans? Are you a professionally qualified accountant or qualified by equivalent substantial experience?

Location: Leeds

Faculty: Environment

School: Earth & Environment

Category: Professional & Managerial

Grade: 8

Salary: £39,992 to £47,722 p.a.

Post type: Full time

Closing date: Tuesday 10th October 2017

Interview date: Thursday 26th October 2017

More information and to apply

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) is one of the Natural Environment Research Council's (NERC) research centres with the remit of providing NERC and the UK with National Capability (defined by NERC as large research infrastructure, research services and long term science programmes) in atmospheric science. NCAS is a recognised leader in this field with international reputations across a spectrum of environmental science including climate change, atmospheric physics (including weather), chemistry (including air quality) and atmospheric technology (including observations and modelling). The NCAS role for NERC is identical to that of NERC's other five research centres (BAS, BGS, CEH, NOC and NCEO).

As a member of the NCAS management team, you will be the national senior finance professional, responsible for managing a large and complex portfolio. Furthermore, you will play a significant role in developing and delivering key elements of the Centre’s strategy, and will make a major contribution to key operational projects. You will have responsibility for all aspects of financial and contract management, implementation and reporting, and research grant management in NCAS.

NCAS has an annual turnover of approximately £19M from a core NERC contract and a further £14m from competitively won research grants and contracts. NCAS staff are widely distributed across the UK, resident in ca.12 UK universities, and more are based at its facilities: CEDA (Rutherford Appleton Laboratory, Oxford) and FAAM (Cranfield). There are over 200 staff in total. The role is predominantly Leeds-based, and visiting other NCAS sites on a regular basis will be essential.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Ann Kenney, NCAS Finance Manager

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 1581, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We seek talented and imaginative scientists to carry out research on sea level change and ocean heat uptake as projected by global climate models, using novel experiments and diagnostic techniques. We are advertising two posts within the climate programme of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, each for three years (less if appointed at a high salary in the range), to begin as soon as possible, in related projects funded by the UK Natural Environment Research Council.

You will have:

  • PhD in mathematical or physical science
  • Strong physical insight, analytical ability, creativity and self-motivation
  • Knowledge of and interest in climate change science
  • Research experience involving AOGCM or 3D ocean modelling and analysis of large datasets

More information and to apply

Location: Whitenights, Reading

School: Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Department: Meteorology

Contract duration: Fixed term up to 3 years

Salary: £29,799 to £38,833 p.a.

Closing date: Monday 9th October 2017

Interview date: Tuesday 17th October 2017

Informal contact details:

Contact role: Principal investigator and line manager

Contact name: Jonathan Gregory

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 5602

Contact email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Do you have a track record in scientific instrument and related software development? Do you want to be part of the NCAS-AMF team helping to facilitate and support the UK atmospheric research community through the provision of strategically located observatories, laboratories, and cutting edge instrumentation?

Location: Leeds

Faculty: Environment

School: Earth & Environment

Grade: 7

Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.

Post type: Full time

Closing date: Friday 20th October 2017

Interview date: Friday 3rd November 2017

More information and to apply

As an Instrument Scientist/Engineer, you will be responsible for the deployment, maintenance and development of NCAS-AMF atmospheric observing systems which are housed at the University of Leeds, including the Doppler Aerosol Lidar. You will also provide support for the Mobile X-Band Radar and Mobile Cloud Radar based at Chilbolton, and the Mobile Radar Wind Profiler and Ozone Lidar based at the University of Manchester. In addition, you will participate in the delivery of the NCAS Atmospheric Measurement School.

You will be based within the School of Earth and Environment at the University of Leeds, and as part of NCAS you will be joining a vibrant and enthusiastic community located in many UK universities including Manchester, Leeds, York, Cambridge, Reading and UEA. The role will require working in the field as well as extensive travel both nationally and internationally, with extended periods spent overseas.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Barbara Brooks, Head of the Atmospheric Measurement Facility

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 3574, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Are you a highly motivated individual with a background in computer science, physical science or engineering? Do you want to be part of an exciting and internationally-leading Facility? Are you ready to take on the challenge of managing FAAM’s data products in support of atmospheric measurement programmes?

Location: Cranfield

Faculty: Environment

School: Earth & Environment

Category: Research

Grade: 7

Salary: £32,548 to £38,833 p.a.

Post type: Full time

Closing date: Tuesday 17th October 2017

Interview date: Friday 27th October 2017

More information and to apply

As a part of the Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurement's (FAAM) multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers, aircraft operators and logistical support you will be responsible for managing the delivery of aircraft data: processing and quality controlling the raw data and delivering the defined and documented data products to users. You will take the lead in developing FAAM’s data infrastructure, working with colleagues in the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and the Met Office to ensure consistent, up-to-date data standards. You will also be expected to support data users accessing FAAM data products as well as operate airborne research instruments for worldwide deployment when required.

You will have a higher degree qualification or equivalent work experience in computer science, physical science or an engineering discipline and will work in the laboratory, on the atmospheric research aircraft and in the field from FAAM’s base at Cranfield University. This post will be employed by the University of Leeds, however it is entirely based on the campus at Cranfield University.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Alan Woolley, Head of FAAM
Tel: +44 (0)1234 754533, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

or Jamie Trembath, Instrument Team Manager
Tel: +44 (0)1234 754520, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.