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[Met-jobs] Atmospheric Scientist at British Antarctic Survey

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Thu, 6 Mar 2014 14:21:44 +0000

Job opportunity – Atmospheric Scientist

Atmospheric Scientist
Please quote ref no: BAS 24/14
Closing date for applications: 30 Mar 2014
Main Description
The British Antarctic Survey (BAS), part of the Natural Environment Research 
Council, (NERC) aims to undertake a world-class programme of scientific 
research, and to sustain for the UK an active and influential regional presence 
and a leadership role in Antarctic affairs.

We are looking to appoint an atmospheric scientist (PDRA) to work on a NERC 
Technologies Proof‑of‑Concept project (NERC grant ref. NE/L012197/1) entitled 
‘Atmospheric Wind Evaluation using Spectroscopic Observations of 
Millimetre-wave Emission (AWESOME)’.  This feasibility study will use computer 
based atmospheric simulations and retrieval to evaluate the horizontal wind 
profiling capability of a 230 GHz to 250 GHz millimetre-wave radiometer from 
Arctic and Antarctic locations.  The PDRA will work in Cambridge as part of a 
small team within the BAS Climate science programme involved in millimetre-wave 
observations of the polar atmosphere.  The project is jointly with the 
University of Edinburgh, School of GeoSciences and involves collaborative 
partners at the Universities of Bath and Bern, Switzerland.
Qualifications: PhD (or equivalent) in physics or a closely related area.
Duration: Up to 10 months from successful candidate’s available start date 
(ideally 1st May 2014 or soon afterwards) to completion of the project by 30th 
March 2015 at the latest.
Salary: Salary will be in the range of £26,715 to £30,000 per annum, pro-rata.  
We offer a generous benefits package including a defined salary pension scheme, 
free car parking, flexible working hours and 30 days annual leave.
On-line application forms and further information are available on our website 

These are also available from the Human Resources Section, British Antarctic 
Survey, High Cross, Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ET. Tel: (01223) 221508.

Please quote reference: BAS 24/14
Closing date for receipt of application forms is 30th March 2014
Interviews will be held during April 2014

We welcome applications from all sections of the community. People from ethnic 
minorities are currently under-represented and their applications are 
particularly welcome.

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