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[Met-jobs] Two Remote Sensing Positions at the University of Oxford (Earth Observation Data Group)

From Roy Grainger <don.grainger@physics.ox.ac.uk>
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Date Thu, 11 Apr 2019 09:26:58 +0000

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Satellite Measurement of SO2 and
Volcanic Ash
Department of Physics, Atmospheric Physics, Robert Hooke Building, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in
Satellite Measurement of SO2 and Volcanic Ash. This project will focus
on improving IASI estimates of SO2 (using additional data from TROPOMI)
and ash (using new ash optical constants). The project will exploit
these measurements to study the evolution of volcanic plume properties
such as SO2 concentration and ash particle size. Of particular interest
are the eruptions of Chaitén (2008), Kasatochi (2008), Eyjafjallajökull
(2010) and Calbuco (2015), and more recent events as they occur. The
project forms part of Oxford’s work for The Centre for Observation and
Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes and Tectonics and two NERC
consortia. The successful candidate will be responsible for original
research focusing on IASI measurements of volcanic SO2 and ash. In
addition to developing retrieval code effort will be spent on the
interpretation of results including comparisons against other satellite
and ground based instruments. The successful candidate will be expected
to work closely with scientists modelling the same eruptions.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to completing a PhD in
physics, volcanology or a related field and ideally have a strong
background in atmospheric remote sensing. Practical experience with
infrared remote sounding and inverse methods will be an advantage.
Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent computing skills,
including a knowledge of UNIX/Linux. The postholder will have the
opportunity to teach.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 20 May 2019 can be
considered.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Don Grainger
(don.grainger@physics.ox.ac.uk).

Applications can be made via
<https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=140045>

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Satellite Remote Sensing of Volcanic Ash
Department of Physics, Atmospheric Physics, Robert Hooke Building, Oxford
Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in
Satellite Remote Sensing of Volcanic Ash. This post aims to investigate
atmospheric processes surrounding volcanic ash. The successful candidate
will use the Optimal Retrieval of Aerosol and Cloud (ORAC) algorithm
(https://github.com/ORAC-CC/orac/wiki) to estimate ash cloud properties
using observations from a range of satellite imagers (e.g. MODIS,
SEVIRI, HIMAWARI, SLSTR). The aim is to derive uncertainty-bounded
estimates of ash type, ash cloud-top height, effective particle radius
and optical depth at pixel-level spatial resolution and use that data to
quantify the evolution of ash over the course of an eruption.

The successful candidate will conduct original research focusing on
satellite measurements of volcanic ash. The project forms part of
Oxford’s work for Radar-supported Next-Generation Forecasting of
Volcanic Ash Hazard (R4AsH) consortium.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to completing, a PhD in
physics, mathematics, volcanology or a related field and ideally have a
strong background in atmospheric remote sensing. Practical experience
with remote sounding and inverse methods will be an advantage.
Candidates should demonstrate excellent scientific computing skills,
including knowledge of UNIX/Linux and the manipulation of satellite data.

The postholder will have the opportunity, if desired, to teach
undergraduates and supervise research projects.

The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 20 May 2019 can be
considered.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Don Grainger
(don.grainger@physics.ox.ac.uk).

Applications can be made via
<https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_details_form.jobspec?p_id=139999>
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