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[Met-jobs] Part-time Researcher Position at University of Birmingham (UK)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:52:44 +0000

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College of Life and Environmental Sciences


Climate Researcher (Research Associate) 55022 –Part-Time 0.5 FTE

Starting salary is normally in the range £25,513 to £27,864

Fixed-term for 19 Months

The working group of Meteorology and Climate within the School of
Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, is looking for a scientific
researcher interested in contributing to the group's current research
focus on meteorological and climatological extreme events.

Current activities include research on observed and simulated dynamic
processes relevant for the generation of extreme events, the analysis of
statistical characteristics, diagnostics of global and regional model
simulation and the assessment of related impacts.

The working environment includes an excellent network of cooperation
within the School, the University of Birmingham, and with national and
international scientific and operational institutions.

The position holder will work for the project SeaStoC (Seasonal
Extra-tropical Storm Clustering). The project will address the business
relevant question of increased frequency of occurrence of severe, damage
prone extra-tropical cyclone systems per season. The focus is laid on
European winter wind storms as the dominating natural hazard for
(re)insurance business in Europe.

Skills and Experience:

BSc / MSc in Meteorology, or a neighboring discipline with experience in
meteorology and climate sciences.

Experience in meteorological data analysis (in particular extreme value
analysis, statistics); scientific programming skills; knowledge of
dynamic meteorology; writing of scientific publications; teaching at
university level, including supervision of BSc and MSc theses.

Informal enquiries should be made to:

Dr Gregor Leckebusch (
<>; 0121 414 5518)

Info to the working group:

Closing date: 4 August 2014 Reference: 55022

To download the details and submit an electronic application online
visit: <>
<>alternatively information can be obtained
from 0121 415 9000.

Best regards

Gregor Leckebusch


Dr. G.C. Leckebusch

Senior Lecturer for Meteorology and Climatology

EHS Post-Graduate Research Tutor

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of Birmingham



B15 2TT


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