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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Infrared Remote Sensing of the Earth’s Atmosphere

From Don Grainger <>
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Date Tue, 22 Dec 2015 11:31:29 +0000

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Infrared Remote Sensing of the Earth’s Atmosphere

Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP), Clarendon Laboratory, Parks Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,434 - £37,394 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in infrared remote sensing of the Earth’s atmosphere. This project will exploit data from the current IASI (Infrared Atmospheric Sounding Interferometer) instruments on the MetOp satellites, but also data from recent and future instruments. The principal task will be to adapt the MORSE Fortran software, developed for the MIPAS limb-viewing instrument, to work for nadir-viewing geometry, including the handling of effects such as surface topography and emissivity, and partial cloud-cover. The postholder will develop IASI retrievals of temperature and composition and support near real-time display of these results. It is expected the postholder’s work will support and complement investigations into air quality and climate change.

Applicants should possess or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and have a strong background in infrared remote sensing and inverse methods. Previous research in atmospheric science will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate computing skills, including the knowledge of UNIX/Linux.

The postholder will be expected to represent the Earth Observation Data Group and present results at national and international meetings. The postholder will also have the opportunity to teach.

The post is initially fixed-term until 31 March 2017.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Dr Anu Dudhia (

Only applications received via the Oxford University website (<>) before 12.00 midday on Monday 4 January 2015 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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