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[Met-jobs] Lectureship, Imperial College London

From "Toumi, Ralf" <>
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Date Wed, 6 Feb 2013 14:27:34 +0000

Lecturer in Climate Physics and Earth Observation
The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Department of Physics
Salary: £44,150 - £49,200 per annum
South Kensington Campus

This is a permanent appointment at Lecturer Level, based in the Department of 
Physics and co-sponsored by the Grantham Institute for Climate Change for an 
initial 5-year period. 

As a further development in the College's work in Climate Physics and Earth 
Observation, the goal of this post is to use Earth Observation to improve 
fundamental scientific understanding of key processes and to support improved 
modeling of both the climate system and the wide array of potential impacts of 
a changing climate. Other possible areas of Earth Observation interest are the 
establishment of global monitoring and management systems in a variety of 
areas, such as emissions verification, monitoring of forest carbon stocks and 
flood and drought risk management systems.

The successful candidate would be expected to identify opportunities in 
environmental change. In particular, he or she will develop linkages with the 
Department of Life Sciences and the Grantham Institute, and will be involved in 
the European-sponsored Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in Climate. The 
post is central to the Grantham Institute’s programme of research and will 
strengthen and expand that within the Department of Physics. The post-holder 
would be responsible for his/her research programme, for appropriate 
administrative tasks, and for teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

A good honours degree and a PhD in a relevant subject area, or equivalent level 
of professional qualification and experience, is essential. Candidates must 
have a growing international reputation for research and innovation in Climate 
Physics and Earth Observation, underpinned by proven evidence of independent 
original research activity and high quality published work in international 
peer-reviewed journals. Candidates are expected to demonstrate significant 
research potential, and the potential to raise significant external research 
funding required from UK and EU sources, in order to maintain and enhance the 
College's leading research activities in Climate Physics and Earth Observation. 
Awareness and understanding of the key issues in the area of Climate Physics 
and Earth Observation, as well as research interests in climate change policy 
are also essential. Previous experience of teaching Physics at undergraduate 
and postgraduate level would be beneficial. The postholder must have excellent 
interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to 
convey ideas and concepts clearly and effectively to a range of audiences 
through a variety of methods and media.   

For further information visit and enter 
“Earth Observation” or Reference Number NS2012272SC as the “keyword” on the Job 
Search page.

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Prof. Steve Schwartz, Head of Space 
and Atmospheric Physics ( or Prof. Sir Brian Hoskins, 
Director of the Grantham Institute for Climate Change 

Application queries should be addressed to Louise Hayward 

Closing date: 11 March 2013

Committed to equality and valuing diversity. We are a Stonewall Diversity 
Champion. The Department of Physics is an IoP Juno Champion and Athena Silver 
Swan Award Winner.

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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