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We seek an enthusiastic research scientist to undertake research into the role of tropical waves in modulating high impact weather in Southeast Asia, to evaluate the representation of these waves and their relationship to high impact weather in Met Office operational forecastmodels, and develop new forecasting tools to support operational forecasting models in Southeast Asia. 

Location: Whiteknights Reading, UK

Department: The National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Meteorology.

Salary: £29,799 to £32,548 p.a.

Post type: Full-time

Contract: Fixed term until January 2020

Closing date: 25 January 2018

More information and to apply

Are you a highly skilled administrator who has substantial experience co-ordinating meetings and events? Are you skilled at communicating new ideas to a diverse audience? Do you want to help develop and support a major international collaboration between UK and African institutions and make a real difference? 

Location: University of Leeds, School of Earth and Environment

Salary: £26,495 - £31,604

Working time: 35 hours per week

Post type: Full-time

Contract: Fixed term (3 years and 9 months due to external funding)

Closing date: Wednesday 03 January 2018

Interview date: Tuesday 16 January 2018

More information and to apply

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: Sunday 3th December 2017

Informal contact details:

Contact role: Principal investigator and line manager

Contact name: Jonathan Gregory

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 5602

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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.