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Job Opportunity: Research Scientist in Monsoons

Ref No. SF06924

Full Time, Fixed Term until March 2018

           Application closes: 1st April 2015

           Salary: Grade 6, £28,695 to £31,342 per annum

           Location: University of Reading, Whiteknights Campus

           Job application guidance notes:   Download PDF

           Further particulars:   Download PDF

A talented researcher is needed to undertake a joint modelling and observational approach to understand monsoon processes over India, a topic of fundamental importance to weather and climate in the tropics and worldwide.

As part of the new INCOMPASS (Interaction of Convective Organization and Monsoon Precipitation, Atmosphere, Surface & Sea) programme, jointly funded by NERC and the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences, you will participate in a unique observational field campaign of surface, upper air and aircraft measurements. You will also work closely with the Met Office, including extended visits, on high resolution modelling case studies to match the observational work.


10th Eumetcal Workshop Joint with ECMWF

Advancing Numerical Weather Prediction Training and Education

15-18 June 2015

We are pleased to announce that the registration and abstract/proposal submission is now open (deadline 30 April 2015) for this workshop.

Numerical Weather Prediction models and products are continually developing in response to societal needs. The workshop aims to bring together the academic, forecasting and training communities to discuss future training needs and solutions.

We will focus on three themes:

• Changes in numerical weather prediction, services and role of forecasters

• Mapping NWP education and training strategies today and tomorrow

• The avant-garde (demonstrations / experimental techniques)

Click here to access the registration and abstract/proposal submission forms, along with additional information about the workshop.

Practical Aerosol Science Short Course

8th-10th June 2015, Manchester

This short course in practical aerosol science aims to deliver an introductory understanding of the challenges faced with aerosol measurements. Sampling ambient particles can be extremely challenging and answering a simple question like 'how big is the particle' depends on what instrument was used to measure it. The course will be split between lectures on the theory and application of aerosol measurements and techniques and practical, hands on demonstrations in a laboratory. The goal of the course is to provide a theoretical understanding of aerosol properties, examples of how these properties are measured and hands on experience in aerosol measurements.

The course is run over 2.5 days, and the preliminary timetable can be downloaded here. The first day consists of lectures on fundamental aerosol science and provides the background needed for the subsequent talks. Also included are topics on the impact of ambient aerosol. The remaining days are split between lectures in the morning and practical sessions in the afternoon. In addition to the standard lectures, two plenary sessions are being presented by two leading UK researchers.

The course is open to anyone wanting to gain an understanding in aerosol science and measurement. The course will be hosted by the University of Manchester in collaboration with TSI Instruments Ltd.

Please click here for more information and details of how to register for this course.

NERC Advanced Training Short Courses

nerc-logo-115There are a wide range of NERC Advanced Training Short Courses available to postgraduates and early career researchers for 2014/15. Topics range from the "Practical Use of UAV's for the Environmental Sciences" to "Advanced Statistics Training".

Further details of the courses and contact details can be found in this document icon 2014/15 NERC Advanced Training Short Courses (98.76 kB)