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[Met-jobs] PDRA, Reading, UK: Sting jet windstorms in current and future climates

From Suzanne Gray <>
Date Fri, 25 May 2012 21:06:20 +0100

Postdoctoral Research Assistant
University of Reading - Department of Meteorology

Start date: as soon as possible

Closing date: 25 June 2012

Reference number: RS12033

Post type: full-time, fixed-term for 36 months

Pay grade: 6

Payscale: £27,578 to £30,122 per annum

We need a talented Researcher to undertake research for a project called 'Sting jet windstorms in current and future climates' funded by the AXA Research Fund.

You will perform analysis of weather and climate forecasts of extratropical cyclones to characterise the predictability, generating mechanisms, and climatologies of mesoscale jets called sting jets within them and so infer the risk posed by sting jets in both the current and future climates.  

You will have:

    * (or shortly expect to obtain) a PhD in Atmospheric Science or a closely related subject (e.g. in Physics or Mathematics)
    * the ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and to manage your own time effectively
    * the ability to use and adapt computer programs, preferably complex atmospheric models, and analyse the output 
    * team working skills to enable you to collaborate effectively with the other researchers in our project
    * ideally specific knowledge of atmospheric dynamics and physics
    * ideally experience using FORTRAN and IDL and/or MATLAB 

Informal contact details

Contact role: The Principal Investigator at Reading
Contact name: Dr Suzanne Gray
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6791
Contact email:

Closing date: 25 June 2012

To apply please visit 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.

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