February 2012
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[Met-jobs] Joint Met Office Chair in Weather Processes, Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

From Robin Hogan <>
Date Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:55:56 +0000

We are seeking an outstanding atmospheric scientist to take up the position of Joint Met Office Chair in Weather Processes at the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK.

This post is co-sponsored by the University of Reading and the Met Office, and will provide strategic leadership for the Academic Partnership between the two institiutes. We are looking for a scientist with an outstanding research record in weather processes from a theoretical, observational and/or modelling perspective to fill this important post. The role has a national profile and will require strong leadership skills and an ability to attract research funding. The specific duties of the role are:
  • To identify and foster areas of collaborative research between the Met Office and the University of Reading in all areas of weather, climate, earth observation and space;
  • To build an internationally excellent programme of research into some aspect of weather-related physical processes by winning grant funding;
  • To provide a leading role within the Department of Meteorology in weather science, and in particular to ensure that the research activities of the Department’s Weather Theme link actively with the Met Office strategy in Numerical Weather Prediction;
  • To supervise postdoctoral researchers and PhD students, and to contribute to our internationally-renowned teaching programme in Meteorology.
The position is full time and permanent at the professorial level. The salary is negotiable. The closing date for applications is 12 April 2012, or until the post is filled. Further information about the position, including how to apply, may be found here:

    Joint Met Office Chair in Weather Processes

Informal enquiries are welcome and may be addressed either to Robin Hogan (Head of Department for Research) or Giles Harrison (Head of Department for Academic Staff and Teaching).

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Professor Robin J. Hogan
Room 2L77                          Tel: +44 118 3786416
Department of Meteorology          Fax: +44 118 3788905
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