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[Met-jobs] Two NCAS-Weather research scientist positions, Reading, UK

From John Methven <j.methven@reading.ac.uk>
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Date Fri, 21 Feb 2014 17:26:58 +0000

Two NCAS-Weather research scientist positions

Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK

We seek talented early career scientists with ambition to become key players in weather research in the UK and internationally. Both posts are core positions of NCAS-Weather (National Centre for Atmospheric Science) offers you a great career opportunity.

To apply follow the links from our website:

http://www.met.reading.ac.uk/about/jobvacancies.html

RS14015: NCAS Research Scientist (mesoscale-convective weather processes)

RS14016: NCAS Research Scientist (atmospheric predictability and ensemble forecasting)

For both posts:
Application CLOSING DATE: 16 March 2014
Interview date: 25 March 2014
Start date: as soon as possible following selection
Salary : Grade 6, £28,132 to £36,661 per annum
Job category/type : Full-time, Fixed Term for two years in the first instance. The NCAS-Weather posts will continue beyond this, playing a part in the long-term NCAS strategy, contingent on your performance being satisfactory and the success of NCAS-Weather in winning sufficient
research funding.

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community. The School of Maths & Physical Sciences (SMPS) was awarded an Athena SWAN Silver award in 2010. The awards recognise and celebrate good employment practice for women working in science, engineering and technology (SET) in higher education and research.

Scientific outlines for the posts are given below.

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RS14015: NCAS Research Scientist (mesoscale-convective weather processes)
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You will explore the fundamental science of dynamical processes at the mesoscale, and the interaction across scales, with the goal of improving forecasts of high impact weather events. You will contribute to the delivery of the NCAS-Weather strategy and its ongoing development.

You will have:

Or expect shortly to obtain) a PhD in atmospheric science or a closely related subject (e.g. in physics or mathematics)
    The ability to write and adapt complex computer models
    The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    The ability to collaborate with other researchers
Research experience in a physical or mathematical science (preferably with publication record)
    Knowledge of solution of differential equations (at least BSc level)

Candidates with research experience in atmospheric science, especially atmospheric dynamics and using complex numerical models or atmospheric datasets would be at an advantage. Please look at the further particulars for the jobs by following the link above.

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RS14016: NCAS Research Scientist (atmospheric predictability and ensemble forecasting)
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You will explore the fundamental science required to design and analyse ensemble forecasts across scales, ranging from mesoscale weather phenomena in high resolution forecasts to regional variability in seasonal forecasts. You will contribute to the delivery of the NCAS-Weather strategy and its ongoing development.

You will have:

(Or expect shortly to obtain) a PhD in atmospheric science or a closely related subject (e.g., in physics or mathematics)
    The ability to write and adapt complex computer models
    The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
    The ability to collaborate with other researchers
Research experience in a physical or mathematical science (preferably with publication record)
    Knowledge of solution of differential equations (at least BSc level)

Candidates with research experience in atmospheric science and using complex numerical models, atmospheric datasets or environmental statistics would be at an advantage. Please look at the further particulars for the jobs by following the link above.

Informal contact details

Contact role: Principal Investigator (mesoscale weather processes post)
Contact name: Professor Suzanne Gray
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6791
Contact email: s.l.gray@reading.ac.uk

Contact role: Principal Investigators (predictability and ensemble forecasting post)
Contact names: Dr John Methven and Dr Maarten Ambaum
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6015 or +44 (0)118 378 6609
Contact email: j.methven@reading.ac.uk or m.h.p.ambaum@reading.ac.uk
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Dr. John Methven,
Department of Meteorology, University of Reading,
PO Box 243, Earley Gate, Reading, RG6 6BB, UK.
Tel: +44 (0)118 3786015  Fax: +44 (0)118 3788905
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