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Re: [Met-jobs] Vacancy at University of Edinburgh: PDRA in Chinese Climate Extremes

From Simon Tett <>
Date Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:34:28 +0100

A correction -- the link for the detailed job description  is:

and note the closing date is the 20th of October.

Simon Tett

On 06/10/2015 13:51, Simon Tett wrote:
Dear Met-Jobs,
   I have a PDRA post at the University of Edinburgh with a closing date
of the 20th October to work on the Newton funded project “Long Term
Undulations versus secular change in Chinese Climate (LOTUS-China)” at
the University of Edinburgh. This is a joint project involving the
Universities of Edinburgh, Reading and Oxford to answer the overarching
question “"Why is climate changing in China and what are the
implications for China's vulnerability to extremes, e.g. drought?"

The Edinburgh PDRA will quantify the contributions that greenhouse
gases, aerosols and circulation change have made to changing Chinese
temperature extremes, particularly urban events, and precipitation
extreme events. They will also carry out research into the possible
reasons why models underestimate the observed changes in minimum and
maximum temperatures over China and link their results with those of
project partners in Reading, Oxford and China.

The ideal candidate for this post will have a PhD (or near completion)
in Climate science or a closely related area and be enthusiastic about
climate research. They will be able to use complex models, compare them
with observations and be able to program computers. They should also be
strongly numerate, have written peer-reviewed papers and have strong
written and oral communication skills.

The role is fixed term starting as soon as possible until June 30th 2018.


for more details and to apply.

Simon Tett

Simon Tett
Chair of Earth System Dynamics
School of Geosciences
The University of Edinburgh
Mobile:+44 (0)7791-582-833  email
Tel   :+44-(0)131-650-5341  Fax   : +44 (0)131 650 7340
Room 351, Grant Institute,
James Hutton Road,

The University of Edinburgh is a charitable body, registered in
Scotland, with registration number SC005336.

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