We seek an ambitious researcher to lead a citizen science project (WeatherRescue.org) to recover millions of undigitized historical weather observations and to analyse and compare the rescued observations with other data sources.

This post is part of a NERC-funded UK-wide consortium called GloSAT. The overarching objective of GloSAT is to develop and analyse an extended and consistent global surface temperature climate record back to the 1780s, based on air temperatures across land, ocean and ice.

You will have:

•    A PhD or equivalent experience in a quantitative physical science, computer science, engineering or mathematics
•    The ability to write and adapt computer programmes
•    Strong analytical and problem solving skills
•    The ability to interact constructively and proactively with collaborators, attending national and international conferences
•    Experience in giving oral presentations and writing scientific papers

Experience analysing historical weather observations or with citizen science projects is not essential but would be an advantage.

Job reference: SRF29758

Location: National Centre for Atmospheric Science, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading UK

Closing date: 31/08/2019

Salary: £30,395 to £39,609 per annum

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: National Centre for Atmospheric Science

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

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


Informal Contact Details

Ed Hawkins, Principal Investigator

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