November 2012
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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Assistant at the University of Oxford (UK)

From Nicola Denise Bray <>
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Date Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:43:43 +0000


Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Atmospheric, Oceanic & Planetary Physics, Oxford

Grade 7: £29,249 - £35,938 p.a.


We are looking for a postdoctoral research assistant in the Predictability of Weather and Climate group within the sub-Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP). This post is available as soon as possible for 3 years.


The post holder will work in close collaboration with a Social Anthropologist to study the utility of probabilistic weather and seasonal climate forecast information across a range of applications, with emphasis on the end-users of extreme hydrological event forecasts. Particular use will be made of historical forecast data and observations on medium range, intra-seasonal and seasonal timescales available from the European Centre for Medium Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF). The analysis will include assessments of utility over different spatial and temporal scales, and in-depth case studies of decision-making.


Only applications received before midday on Friday, 14th December can be considered. Applications for this vacancy are to be made online at Vacancy ID 105402 where a job specification can also be found. You will be required to upload a covering letter, brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application. Please arrange for your referees to send references in by the closing date to Monika Porada ( unless otherwise indicated on your application. Interviews will take place week commencing 17th December.



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