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[Met-jobs] Engineering Doctorate in climate and telecommunications

From David Brayshaw <>
Date Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:30:26 +0100

EngD in "evaluating and forecasting weather and climate impacts on telecommunications infrastructure"

This is a 4 year fully funded research studentship working with the internationally renowned Department of Meteorology and the R & D team in BT Group. The student will be part of the "Technologies for Sustainable Built Environment" doctoral training centre, also in the University of Reading.

Research within BT has shown that adverse weather is a significant contributing factor to network faults. Thus, weather affects customer service, increases costs of operating the infrastructure and increases BT’s Carbon Footprint through hundreds of thousands of “truck rolls” by engineers. BT, therefore, wish to develop a better understanding of these weather impacts, the extent to which they can be predicted days and months ahead, and how the likelihood of disruptive weather may be altered by climate change. The aim is to find methods to make the best possible use of knowledge derived from state-of-the-art weather and climate models within an infrastructure business.

We are seeking self-motivated, pro-active and ambitious applicants that are capable of engaging enthusiastically with colleagues and business partners on this exciting multi-disciplinary project. Applicants should have a strong background in a numerate physical science (e.g., physics, mathematics, meteorology or engineering) and must possess a good relevant degree (2:1 or higher) or MSc in a related area.

Please refer to the attached document for details and contact addresses for enquiries.  Further information is available at:

Closing Date for Applications: Monday 26 August 2013. Interviews will be held 6 September for a proposed start date in October 2013.

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