December 2016
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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral research assistant in sub-seasonal predictability, Reading

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Mon, 5 Dec 2016 13:40:03 +0000

We have a fixed-term, 24-month opportunity to work on sub-seasonal 
predictability at the University of Reading. The research scientist will 
examine sub-seasonal predictability in the North Atlantic sector, working 
closely with an industrial sponsor. The post-holder will be expected to work 
with a set of hindcast data available from the S2S project to meet the 
following objectives:

- Developing an extendable statistical methodology for diagnosing and assessing 
skill, uncertainty and bias under the main Euro-Atlantic weather regimes for 
variables and regions of interest to the sponsor
- Assessing how regimes and their transitions affect predictability by using an 
EOF phase index (similar to the MJO RMM index)
- Performing (if thought beneficial and depending on the results from the main 
weather regimes) a more tailored regime analysis using the best available 
method (e.g. Self Organising Maps)
- Assessing if the predictive skill is conditional on global/remote  drivers 
such as the MJO, ENSO, QBO, anomalous stratospheric events, PDO, SST patterns 
and surface forcings such as sea ice, snow and soil moisture anomalies
- Determining if gains in skill and predictability are model dependent

For more details please see the link here:

or contact Andrew Charlton-Perez 

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