We are seeking to employ a talented and creative researcher to study detailed land-atmosphere processes for China. Land-atmosphere interactions are of fundamental importance for understanding and predicting the water cycle in China, home to more than a billion people. You will join a consortium project led by the NERC Centre for Ecology and Hydrology and funded under the Met Office CSSP-China programme. You will be responsible for using reanalysis, observational and remote-sensing data to improve the parametrizations of land surface process for China in the JULES land-surface model.  Next you will test new implementations of JULES parametrizations in coupled land-atmosphere simulations of the Met Office Unified Model (MetUM).

Location: Reading

Closing Date: 21/10/2018

Salary: £30,395 - £33,199 per annum

Contract: Full-time and fixed term up to 21 months

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The National Centre for Atmospheric Science’s Atmospheric Physics programme and the University of Leeds operate and investigate observations from several state-of-the-art polarimetric Doppler weather radars as part of NCAS’s responsibility to provide National Capability in observing atmospheric phenomenon. We seek a motivated and ambitious atmospheric scientist to join NCAS’s weather radar group at the University of Leeds as a Research Fellow in Radar Hydrometeorology to lead the cutting-edge analysis of polarimetric radar observations. 

Location: Leeds

Salary: £33,199 to £39,609 p.a. pro rata

Working Time: 80% - we will consider job share and flexible working arrangements

Closing Date: Tuesday 23 October 2018

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The Centre for Environmental Data Analysis have announced two graduate posts that are now open for application. Graduates join us in a permanent position, starting a real job from day one. Graduates enjoy two years of formal soft skills together with technical training and development, as well as a direct route to professional accreditation.

The University of Reading are offering two posts for talented and imaginative research scientists on a new project which aims to set refined constraints on the processes, pattern and magnitude of future anthropogenic climate change, through analysis and improved understanding of forced and unforced variations of the coupled atmosphere–ocean climate system, both simulated and observed. The work may involve analyses of results from the latest generation of global atmosphere-ocean climate models and comparable observational datasets, complementary and novel model experiments, development of conceptual models and theories. The posts are for three years and within the climate programme of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science, sited in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. The project is funded by an Advanced Grant  from the European Research Council.

Essential criteria include:

  • 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 GCM modelling and analysis of large datasets

Informal contact details

Contact role:  Principal investigator and line manager
Contact name:  Jonathan Gregory
Contact phone: +44 118 378 5602
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Interviews will be held on 3 September 2018.

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