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[Met-jobs] Meteorological and Oceanographic Scientist for the University of Reading and BP Knowledge Transfer Partnership

From Len Shaffrey <>
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Date Thu, 04 Jul 2013 11:21:14 +0100

A Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) exists between the University of Reading's Department of Meteorology and BP Exploration Operating Company Limited. BP is one of the world’s leading integrated oil and gas companies. BP provides its customers with fuel for transportation, energy for heat and light, lubricants to keep engines moving, and the petrochemicals products used to make everyday items like plastic bottles. BP invests in renewable energy sources. The Department of Meteorology at Reading is the largest of its kind in Europe with over 40 academic staff, 20 senior research staff and fellowship holders, around 90 postdocs and around 70 PhD students. In the last (2008) Research Assessment Exercise the department was the highest-graded department focusing on the fundamental science of weather and climate.

This exciting 2.5 year project aims to embed the latest research on extreme weather events within BP and the wider industry to reassess the design criteria of offshore platforms. Although employed by the University of Reading, the role is based at BP at their premises in Sunbury on Thames, which is just outside London.

We require an enthusiastic post graduate with a PhD in mathematical or physical sciences, who is willing to take on new challenges. The successful associate will have experience in Linux or Unix environments and a numerical analysis language (IDL or Matlab etc). It would be desirable to have experience of working in a commercial environment, with experience with geophysical models (climate models, atmospheric models, wave models etc.). He/she will work excellently in a team and have strong interpersonal skills. The role demands excellent oral and written communication skills.

In addition to a competitive salary, the package offers excellent opportunities to further your professional development and support your career progression. You will be supported in working towards Chartership with the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology.

Please complete the online application form, and supply your CV at

For further details visit and or contact Dr Len Shaffrey (Lead Academic on project)

Closing date: 16th Aug 2013 Interviews to be held: 5th Sept 2013
Salary: £35,000 per annum, plus £5,000 personal training budget
Package: Based in Sunbury on Thames (just outside London); Full time; fixed term for 2.5 years

   National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Department of Meteorology
   University of Reading, Reading, UK            [+44] (0)118 3785193

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