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Job Opportunities: 3 Data Scientists / Scientific Programmers

Closing date: 12th June

Ref. IRC189433

The STFC Centre for Environmental Data Archival (CEDA) are looking to hire three new people in the post of "Data Scientist / Scientific Programmer".

The successful candidates will join a team providing environmental data and associated services to the UK academic research community. Initially the work will involve supervised working with colleagues on tightly scoped programming tasks, but will lead on to involvement in larger, more complex projects, including collaboration with other scientists and data managers; capturing requirements and developing solutions with end-users. There is also scope within CEDA to develop new projects and services.

Appointees will gain experience in a range of areas such as big-data management/processing, database tools, web-application, visualisation and data security. Interaction and collaboration with the UK and international science community is anticipated in some activities.

Click here for more information and to apply. 

Places are available for the CEOI-ST Training Workshop - What makes a good proposal for a space mission?

4th June 2015, Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield, Sheffield

The objectives of this training workshop are to:

  • introduce the participants to experienced mission leaders in the EO community (science, technology and project)
  • provide training in the techniques (hard and soft) required for proposing, winning and delivering successful space-based EO missions.
  • bring together experienced and trainee EO scientists and technologists to form UK networks for the future.

With the intended audience being:

  • Potential PIs, technologist and instrumentalists as leaders of future UK EO mission/instrument teams.
  • PDRAs and PhDs in Earth Observation
  • Recent graduates entries (degree +up to 4 years) into space industry

Click here to view the outline agenda. 

To register please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Joint Programme on Understanding & Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales: Announcement of Opportunity

Closing date for Expressions of Interest: 16:00 on 09 July 2015

NERC and the Met Office are inviting research proposals under a new strategic research programme - Understanding and Representing Atmospheric Convection across Scales.

This is a new programme which aims to achieve a step change in the representation of convection in weather and climate models, an essential requirement for improving predictions of weather related hazards and climate change and their impacts on society. This programme is being funded through NERC's Joint Strategic Response process.

NERC is making a £5m investment over five years and the Met Office will be committing matched resources to the programme under the Joint Weather and Climate Research Programme (JWCRP) partnership.

The programme will be delivered in two phases, an initial 'exploratory' phase that lasts three years and a 'consolidation' phase for the final two years.

This call is for Expressions of Interest for the 'exploratory' phase for three year grants in the range of £200k - £800k. The total available budget for this phase is £3m and it is anticipated that between 5 and 8 projects will be funded.

Click here for further details. 

Job Opportunity : Instrument Scientist / Engineer: Atmospheric Science

bae146 smallNational Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS) – Facility for Airborne Atmospheric Measurements (FAAM)Instrument Scientist / Engineer: Atmospheric Science

Location: FAAM, Cranfield University, Bedfordshire;
Full time, fixed term for 12 months, available immediately
Job sharing arrangements can be considered

Closing date: Tuesday 02 June 2015

You will be a highly motivated individual - with a background in the physical sciences or engineering – and will work with airborne observational groups in atmospheric science, as an Instrument Research Scientist/Engineer. You will design, prepare, maintain and operate airborne research instruments for worldwide deployment.

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