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Closing date: 4th December 2015

The Energy-Meteorology research group at the Department of Meteorology invites applications for an independent short-term research fellowship (STRF) to work at the interface of energy- and climate- science.

The STRF is intended to support an early career scientist to develop their research in this exciting and emerging interdisciplinary area. The post holder will work closely with the Energy-Meteorology group but it is anticipated that they will use the post as an opportunity to develop their own research interests consistent with the broad area of energy- and climate- science. Candidates' research experience may lie primarily in either climate dynamics or energy science but a clear interest in pursuing research relating to both fields must be demonstrated.  The initial post is fixed-term (expires 31st July 2016) but there is a strong possibility for extension.

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Informal enquiries may be directed to Dr David Brayshaw: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Closing Date: 16th December 2015

Reference: SF10769

Full-time, Fixed-term up to 2 years

A post-doctoral research scientist is sought within the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK, to work as part of a large multidisciplinary NERC-funded highlight topic project, SMURPHS (Securing Multidisciplinary UndeRstanding and Prediction of Hiatus and Surge events) involving collaboration between many leading UK climate research centres.

SMURPHS aims to improve our understanding of the contributing factors to hiatus and surge events in global temperatures, including the hiatus event in the early part of this century. The focus of the research scientist's work will be on quantifying atmospheric composition changes and their contributions to the changing radiation budget of the planet.

The research scientist will work under the supervision of Professor Keith Shine

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Full-time, Fixed-term for up to 18 months. National Centre for Atmospheric Science - Climate

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We need a talented researcher to study the Indian monsoon in subseasonal and seasonal forecast models. These topics are of fundamental importance to forecasting of weather and climate variability to improve food and water security in the region.

As part of a project funded by the Indian Monsoon Mission, you will work closely with collaborators at the Met Office and via teleconferences with NCMRWF in India. You will be responsible for designing and executing global circulation model experiments, analyzing their output and publishing the results.

You will have:
  • A PhD or equivalent in physical or mathematical sciences
  • Experience of running GCMs, ideally the Met Office Unified Model
  • Strong scientific computing skills
  • An understanding of physical processes relating to weather & climate
Informal contact details
Contact role: Principal Investigator
Contact name: Dr Andy Turner
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6019
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Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Co-investigator
Contact name: Dr Steve Woolnough
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 4544
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Please apply using link above or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail). Please quote the relevant reference number. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

School of Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics, Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR)

University of Hertfordshire, UK

UH6 £26274 to £28695 pa depending on skills and experience

Full time position working 37 hours per week. Fixed term post for 18 months

Reference number: 012955

Deadline: 27 November 2015

Research on atmospheric dynamics and air quality within the Centre includes modelling analysis of atmospheric processes affecting local to regional air quality, its impacts on health and interaction with meteorology and climate. We are looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated scientist to contribute to ongoing national and international projects on air quality forecasting and analysis of processes influencing air quality, exposure and atmospheric composition on city to regional scales. You must have a good first degree in a relevant subject and a PhD in a topic related to atmospheric process modelling with in depth understanding of boundary layer physics and dynamics and transformation processes affecting atmospheric composition. It will be essential that you have strong experience in the development and use of advanced atmospheric models in combination with observations to examine the underlying mechanisms and processes responsible for variation in air quality. You must also have excellent skills in writing and speaking English and a good track record of publishing papers in high quality journals.

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To apply:

The completed application form accompanied by a full CV and personal statement addressing the applicant’s suitability for the post with reference to the Person Specification and Job Description should be submitted online. Please read the Annex which describes the job requirements. Click here to apply.

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