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Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP), Clarendon Laboratory

University of Oxford

Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 pa

Closing date: 12.00 midday on Friday 30 October 2015

Applications are invited for a full-time position as Postdoctoral Research Assistant in the Predictability of Weather and Climate group within the sub-Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP).

The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 36 months.

The post is funded through the Horizon 2020 European Commission project PRIMAVERA, which involves 19 partners across Europe. The aim of the project is to “develop a new generation of advanced and well-evaluated high-resolution global climate models, capable of simulating and predicting regional climate with unprecedented fidelity”.

The successful candidate will be involved in the work package “Frontiers of Climate Modelling”, and will investigate the use of stochastic parameterisations to represent the variability of unresolved sub-grid scale processes. Of particular interest is the extent to which stochastic physics can be used to represent small-scale components of the circulation that might otherwise be too expensive to resolve. The candidate will be responsible for the diagnosis and analysis of integrations carried out within the PRIMAVERA project, including the development of original research and analysis strategies, and potential model developments.

Applicants should possess (or be close to obtaining) a doctorate in physics or mathematics and have a strong background in numerical modelling. Previous experience in the field of atmospheric physics will be an advantage.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Employing Unit National Centre for Atmospheric Science
Start date 1st January 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter
Reference number SF09705
Post type Full-time, fixed-term for three years
Grade 6
Payscale £28,695 to £31,342 per annum
Closing Date 30th September 2015


A talented scientist is needed to carry out research on atmosphere-ocean interactions and the South Asian monsoon as part of the BoBBLE project, funded by the Natural Environment Research Council and the Indian Ministry of Earth Sciences.

In collaboration with scientists at the University of East Anglia, the National Oceanography Centre and the Indian National Center for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, you will design, perform and analyse a hierarchy of simulations with the Met Office Unified Model to understand the mechanisms by which air-sea interactions in the Bay of Bengal influence the variability of South Asian monsoon rainfall.

You will have:

  • A Ph.D. in Mathematics or Physical Science, or equivalent research experience
  • Strong scientific analytical ability, independence and self-motivation
  • An interest in atmosphere-ocean interactions and their role in the South Asian monsoon
  • Good scientific computing skills, including experience of running state-of-the-art atmospheric or oceanic models or codes of equivalent complexity in a related physical science.

Call Deadline: 16:00 GMT 08 October 2015

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Employed by the University of Leeds and based at the UK Meteorological Office in Exeter

Fixed term for 5 years from 1 November 2015

University Grade 7 (£31,342 - £37,394 p.a.)

Closing Date: Thursday 17 September 2015

Full time - job sharing arrangements can be considered

Ref: ENVEE1078

CRESCENDO (Coordinated Research in Earth Systems and Climate: Experiments, kNowledge, Dissemination and Outreach) is a 5 year project funded under the European Union Horizon 2020 mechanism, starting 1 November 2015. CRESCENDO involves 25 European institutes and includes the 7 leading European Earth System Models (ESMs) and 3 Integrated Assessment Models (IAMs).

A key requirement for a project the size of CRESCENDO is effective coordination between partners, efficient communication with the European Commission and clear, proactive dissemination of project findings to European and national policymakers and the interested public. We seek a project manager for CRESCENDO to lead on these important tasks and, with the project coordinator and project science steering committee (SSC), ensure a successful and well organised project.