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[Met-jobs] Post-Doc Ocean Modelling

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Date Wed, 9 May 2012 17:59:09 +0000

Job Title Research Associate in Regional Climate Modelling
Department/Division/Faculty Department of Physics

Salary :  £31,300 - £39,920 per annum (Maximum salary on appointment will be £35,810 per annum)

South Kensington Campus

Priority consideration will be given to Imperial College staff at risk of redundancy

Fixed term appointment for up to 2.5 years


Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, to start as soon as possible. The successful applicant will work with Professor Ralf Toumi and will also contribute to the development of a regional climate model. The post holder will be expected to support the Department’s teaching activities.


You would join an active and growing group within the Space and Atmospheric Physics group. We are developing a new regional climate model based on coupling of the atmospheric model (WRF) and the regional ocean model system (ROMS). We are interested in a number of understudied regions around the world (e.g. the Caspian, West Africa and others) with a unique and exciting set of environmental science challenges. There is also an opportunity to work closely with industry which can give further career options. It is essential that you have been awarded or submitted a PhD or equivalent level of professional qualifications and have experience in atmosphere, ocean or coastal science. It is also essential to have substantial proven experience with ROMS or other advanced ocean models.

Experience processing very large datasets in a variety of formats (e.g., GRIB, netCDF3/4 and HDF4/5) is required. Demonstrated skill/proficiency in the following areas is desirable: running complex model codes on high-performance computers, advanced knowledge of numerical modelling, skill in analyzing numerical model output and verification statistics, skill in scientific programming (e.g., Fortran and/or C) and scripting languages such as Perl and/or Python, as well as some skills in graphical display programs such as NCL, Matlab and/or IDL.


You must have an enthusiastic approach to research with strong written communication skills and the ability to write scientifically, clearly and succinctly for publication. The successful candidate should also have strong verbal communication skills to deal with a wide range of people and to interact successfully with others to learn and teach new skills. A flexible attitude towards work and the willingness to cooperate as part of a team and be open-minded and cooperative is a must have, and the ability to develop and apply new concepts, techniques and methods, have a creative approach to problem solving and the ability to work independently and show initiative is also essential.


Our preferred method of application is online via our website: (Please select “Job Search”, then enter the job title or vacancy reference number NS2012095SA into “Keywords”).  Please complete and upload an application form as directed, also providing a CV and a list of publications, and the names of three referees.


Should you have any queries about the application process please contact the Space and Atmospheric Group Administration office via


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Committed to equality and valuing diversity.  We are also an Athena Bronze SWAN Award winner, a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Two Ticks Employer.
Closing Date
6 June 2012 (midnight BST)
How To Apply

Our preferred method of application is online via this website. Please download the following application form and save to your computer. Once completed, please upload your application form prior to submitting your application.


Please note that CVs should only be submitted for Academic posts and must be accompanied by an application form. For all other posts, including Research and Administrative and Support posts, please submit an application form only, unless requested otherwise.


Research application form


Should you have any queries please contact:  Atmospheric Group Administration office -

Job Description and Person Specification

Best wishes,
Professor Ralf Toumi
Department of Physics
Imperial College
London SW7 2AZ
Rm. H713 (Huxley Building)
Telephone: + 44 (0) 207 594 7668
Fax: + 44 (0) 207 594 7772

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