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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Scientist : NCAS-Climate, Met Department, University of Reading

From "Nicola Denise Bray (Meteorology)" <>
To "'Met-Jobs ('" <>
Date Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:39:31 +0000

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Employing unit:                    NCAS-Climate, Department of Meteorology

Start date:                             1st June 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter

Closing date:                         Friday 24th April 2015

Interview date:                     To be confirmed (to occur in the week commencing 11th May 2015)

Reference number:            SF07134

Post type:                              Full time, fixed-term to 31 March 2018

Grade:                                    6

Payscale:                               £28,695 to £31,342 per annum


The University of Reading is seeking to appoint a motivated Postdoctoral Research Scientist with interests in large-scale atmospheric dynamics to join the ODYSEA project (Ocean Drivers of Seasonal to Decadal European Climate Variability).  The postdoc will seek to understand the large-scale atmospheric circulation response to ocean drivers by performing idealised and GCM modelling experiments.  The postholder will join a vibrant research community in the University of Reading’s Meteorology Department.  There will be excellent opportunities to collaborate strongly with forecast providers (especially the UK Met Office) and partner Universities to explore the implications of their work for improved seasonal and decadal climate forecasting.  ODYSEA is part of the wider NERC research programme on “Drivers of Variability in Atmospheric Circulation”.


You will have:

-       Excellent quantitative scientific and analytical skills

-       Demonstrated interest in climate science, particularly large-scale atmospheric dynamics

-       A PhD in a quantitative physical or mathematical science (or expect to gain one shortly)

-       Demonstrated computing skills (programming, use of complex scientific software)

-       Strong team working and communication skills


Informal contact details

Contact role:    Principal Investigator

Contact name:  Dr David Brayshaw

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 5585

Contact email:


Alternative informal contact details

Contact role:    Co Investigator

Contact name:  Dr Nick Klingaman

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 4652

Contact email:


To formally apply, please visit or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH.  Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail).


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Please quote the relevant reference number. We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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