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[Met-jobs] 3 research associate positions available at University of Leicester

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Date Tue, 5 May 2015 14:10:55 +0000

Three research associate positions are available at University of Leicester funded by the National Centre for Earth Observations (NCEO)

NCEO is a distributed NERC centre of over 80 scientists from UK Universities and research organisations. NCEO provides NERC (The Natural Environment Research Council) with National Capability in Earth Observation (EO) science and incorporates world-class capabilities in interpretive EO.


Postdoctoral Research Associate in Evaluation of Climate models with Satellite Data (one year)

This post is for one year to examine the evaluation of climate models with satellite data, initially using the CMIP5 archive of climate model data. The focus of the activity will be on physical atmosphere and polar connections, but land-atmosphere interactions will also be of interest. The work will build on the multiple EO data sets of high quality available through NCEO and its collaborators, and NCEO expertise in comparing data and models. It is expected that there will be further opportunities at the end of the project to earn further employment on new projects evaluating next generation climate and Earth system models.

Contact: Prof. John Remedios, email:


Research Associate in Earth Observation for Forests (9 months)

The position exists to develop and apply forest change detection methods to better understand the ability of different remote sensors and algorithms to accurately detect deforestation, degradation and regrowth in different forest ecosystems. The project is performed in the context of the UK International Partnership Space Programme (IPSP) in collaboration with Mexico and Brazil, as an industrial-academic study led by Ecometrica and also involving NCEO Edinburgh. In addition to testing methods, the RA will gain valuable experience through project reports and project meetings. The position will be based with NCEO staff in the Centre for Landscape and Climate Research at Leicester.

Contact: Prof. Heiko Balzter, email:


Postdoctoral Research Associate on formaldehyde observations from satellites (one year)

We are seeking a postdoctoral researcher to further evolve the formaldehyde satellite retrieval from the GOME-2 instrument that has been developed within NCEO (Hewson et al., AMT, 2013; Hewson et al., AMTD, 2015). The satellite dataset will then be used to evaluate biogenic emissions and the main climatic drivers for year-to-year variations. The post holder will work closely with NCEO groups who run state-of-the-art land surface and atmospheric transport models (University of Edinburgh and Leeds). 

Contact: Dr. Hartmut Boesch, email:


More information:





Dr. Hartmut Bösch

Head of Earth Observation Science

National Centre for Earth Observation NCEO (Divisional Director for Earth Observation Data and Model Evaluation)


Michael Atiyah Building

Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Leicester

University Road



Tel:  [+44] (0)116 252 2273
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