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[Met-jobs] Computational Scientist, NCAS, University of Reading

From "Nicola Bray" <>
To "'Met-Jobs'" <>
Date Tue, 24 May 2016 11:16:18 +0100

Computational Scientist (SF13267)

Full time, Fixed term – 36 months

National Centre for Atmospheric Science

School of Mathematical and Physical Sciences

University of Reading

Salary: £28,982 to £37,768 per annum


* Closing Date: 23 June 2016 *


The postholder will support the NCAS high resolution and earth system modelling programmes in all aspects of the climate model workflow, improving the overall performance of the Unified Model, including portability, scalability, data handling and analysis, as well as the associated workflow infrastructure. This activity is part of the Joint-Weather and Climate Programme's High-Resolution Climate Modelling theme, delivering world leading numerical models of the atmosphere and ocean, using the world's most powerful supercomputers. We currently engage internationally in the co-design of modelling systems that will be able to exploit exascale supercomputing.


You will have:

- Excellent computational and programming skills including FORTRAN, UNIX, Python and Scripting

- Experience of working with large, complex software systems

- Knowledge of High Performance Computing (HPC) and numerical modelling

- Experience of developing and debugging parallel code

- First degree in a numerical or scientific discipline

- Strong analytic and communication skills


Informal contact details:

Contact role: Line Manager

Contact name: Grenville Lister

Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7995

Contact email:


Alternative informal contact details:

Contact role: Co-supervisor

Contact name: Pier Luigi Vidale

Contact email:


Please apply via the University of Reading Jobs Pages.  Full details are at:





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