October 2018
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[Met-jobs] Climate and Land Surface research position at CEH, Wallingford, UK

From "Harris, Phil" <>
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Date Thu, 25 Oct 2018 15:57:34 +0000

We are offering a three year post-doctoral Research Associate position in the 
Climate System group at CEH Wallingford to evaluate observed and modelled 
land-atmosphere interactions.

You will use satellite Earth observation and other datasets to characterise 
relationships between the land surface and the atmosphere that affect the 
seasonal cycles and variability of regional climate systems, particularly the 
East Asian monsoon. You will develop metrics from this research and will use 
them to study the performances of a range of weather forecast and climate 

A major part of the work will contribute to the PORCELAIN project 
(, a collaboration with the University of 
Reading, as part of a UK-China programme to improve weather forecast and 
climate models.   There will also be opportunities to work on other related 
research projects elsewhere in the world.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a research-focused, multidisciplinary 
group with a strong track record of publication in the highest ranking 
journals.  As a Research Associate you will receive training to further a 
career in scientific research.

Main duties:

*    develop and apply new techniques that use Earth observation data to 
quantify key land-atmosphere interactions
*    integrate these methods into software model evaluation tools
*    use these techniques to evaluate weather forecasting and climate models
*    provide quality controlled climate scenarios based on historical 
measurements and future projections for UK impacts assessment
*    write peer-reviewed scientific papers describing research results
*    present these results at national and international conferences
*    collaborate with project partners in the UK and overseas.

Applicants must have at least a 2.1 Degree in either the physical sciences or 
mathematics, plus a PhD in a numerate discipline, ideally meteorology or 
atmospheric physics.

For a full job description and application visit

The closing date for applications is 7th November 2018.

Dr Phil Harris

Centre for Ecology & Hydrology, Wallingford
Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, UK OX10 8BB

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