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[Met-jobs] South Asian Precipitation - Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow

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Date Thu, 17 Nov 2011 13:46:42 +0000

South Asian Precipitation - Associate Research Fellow/Research Fellow 

Ref R10872 /P42799

College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences - Exeter Climate 

Starting salaries at the appropriate grade are:
Associate Research Fellow on Grade E from £24,370 per annum
Research Fellow on Grade F at £31,798 per annum

This new full-time post is available from 1st February 2012 on a fixed term 
basis for up to 36 months. 

The College wishes to recruit a Researcher to participate in the newly funded 
project, South Asian Precipitation – a Seamless Assessment (SAPRISE). The 
successful applicant will conduct independent research into drivers of 
variations in the South Asian monsoon and associated precipitation in 
collaboration with Prof Mat Collins. The research will involve the use of 
output from numerical climate models and observations. Some further running of 
climate model experiments may be required. The post-holder will be expected to 
produce publications in international journals, give presentations at 
international meetings and to play an active role in the scientific life of the 
Exeter Climate Systems group. Some travel to India will be expected.
In addition, the post-holder will be expected to contribute to the management 
of SAPRISE in conjunction with Profs Mat Collins and Krishna AchutaRao (IIT 
Delhi) who lead the project. For candidates with relatively little 
post-doctoral experience (grade E), management activities will include; the 
development of a web/wiki site, contribution to the organisation of meetings, 
contribution to the preparation of progress reports etc. For more experienced 
candidates, leadership of such activities will be expected as will the 
leadership of the synthesis Work Package of the project.

The SAPRISE project brings together scientists from the University of Exeter, 
the UK Met Office and the University of Reading, and counterparts in India from 
IIT Delhi, IIT Kanpur, IIT Kharagpur, IITM Pune, IMD Delhi, the National Centre 
for Medium Range Weather Forecasting (NCMRWF) and the Indian Centre for Climate 
and Societal Impacts Research in Gujarat.

The successful candidate will be appointed at Associate Research Fellow (Grade 
E) or Research Fellow (Grade F) depending on the skills and experience the 
individual can bring to the role.  Candidates should demonstrate their 
achievement against the relevant criteria in the accompanying person 
specifications which will be used to make an appointment at an appropriate 

For further information please contact Mat Collins, e-mail or telephone (01392) 723984. 

The closing date for completed applications is 4 January 2012. Interviews are 
expected to take place in the week of 16 - 20 January 2012.

The full range of necessary skills and experience can be found in the Job 
Description and Person Specification document

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive 
About Disabled People': if you have a disability, you should mention this in 
your application. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we 
particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the 


Please send your CV, covering letter and the details of three referees to Linda 
McIlwraith,, quoting the reference number 
R10872/P42799 in any correspondence.

Mat Collins, Associate Professor in Climate Systems, 
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences,
University of Exeter, Harrison Building, North Park Road, Exeter, EX4 4QF, UK
+44 (0)1392 723984

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