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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Assistant (4 Posts), Reading

From Roger Brugge <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
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Date Sun, 8 Jan 2017 13:22:31 +0000

Postdoctoral Research Assistant (4 Posts)
Job Reference : SRF15063
Location : Whiteknights Reading UK
Closing Date : 15/01/2017
Live Date : 12/12/2016
Salary : £29,301 to £32,004 per annum
Employment Type : AR-Research
School / Function : School of Mathematical Physical and Computational Sciences
Department : Meteorology
Hours Per week : 1.00 FTE
Contract Duration : Fixed term - 3 years with possible extension

These 4 posts form the core group of scientists in the CUNDA project, together 
with PI Van Leeuwen. CUNDA (Causal relations Using Nonlinear Data Assimilation) 
is a 2.6M€ Advanced Investigator project funded by the European Research 
Council ERC. The team will investigate and develop new methods to infer 
cause-and-effect (causality) relations, first in low-dimensional systems but 
pushing to high-dimensional highly nonlinear geophysical systems, in a 
quantitative Bayesian framework. At the same time efficient fully nonlinear 
data-assimilation methods for such high dimensional systems need to be 
developed. These two strands come together by applying the causality inference 
to a state-of-the-art ocean model in which 25 years of satellite and in-situ 
observations have been assimilated. The ocean area of interest is the ocean 
around South Africa, where the Indian, Atlantic, and Southern Ocean meet in a 
highly turbulent way. We will address some of the major questions in 
oceanography on the coupling between the wind-driven and thermohaline 
circulation, and explore causality to understand the highly nonlinear 
interactions in this area. The projects needs highly motivated excellent 
researchers with expertise in one or more of the diverse areas of causality, 
nonlinear data assimilation, physical oceanography and numerical modelling. A 
part-time programmer will also be part of the project.

For more details see https://jobs.reading.ac.uk//displayjob.aspx?jobid=311




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