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[Met-jobs] Postdoc on TerraMaris project at UEA

From "Adrian Matthews (ENV - Staff)" <>
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Date Mon, 29 Apr 2019 16:28:01 +0000

Senior Research Associate (RA1616)

£33,199 per annum

Applications are invited for the post of Senior Research Associate (SRA) to undertake research in oceanography in the Indian Ocean.  The SRA will work with Professor Adrian Matthews, Dr Rob Hall and Professor Karen Heywood on the NERC-funded TerraMaris project. 

TerraMaris is the UK contribution to the International Years of the Maritime Continent (YMC) programme. Its aim is to improve understanding of oceanographic and atmospheric processes that affect weather and climate over the Maritime Continent (Indonesia and neighbouring countries and seas) in order to improve weather forecast and climate models in this region. The first phase of TerraMaris is an observational field campaign on and around the island of Java from November 2019 to February 2020. This will involve oceanographic observations using ocean gliders and a surface autonomous vehicle (SAV), land-based measurements (including meteorological radar and radiosonde balloon ascents) on Java and Christmas Island in the Indian Ocean, and the deployment of the UK research aircraft to Java. The second phase of TerraMaris will involve the production and analysis of a hierarchy of coupled ocean-atmosphere model simulations. 

The post holder will contribute to the project by assisting in deploying, operating and piloting the ocean gliders and subsequent analysis of the glider and SAV data; assisting in radiosonde observations on Christmas Island; gathering and analysis of supplementary oceanographic observational data sets; and evaluation of the oceanographic observations against the hierarchy of coupled model simulations that will be produced in TerraMaris, to understand the role of ocean-atmosphere processes on weather and climate.

The research will be based within the Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences (COAS) at University of East Anglia. The project is joint with University of Leeds, University of Reading, the Met Office, and partners in Indonesia.

Essential requirements for the post include a PhD or equivalent in physical oceanography, meteorology or climate science, and a publication record showing evidence of international quality. You should have excellent oral and written communication skills, with experience of presenting results at conferences. You should be able to meet the essential criteria set out in the Person Specification.

The full time post is for a fixed term of 41 months or until 31 March 2023, whichever is sooner and commences 1 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

Closing date: 28 May 2019

Further details are in the attached Further Particulars.

To apply for this vacancy, please follow the online instructions at:


Professor Adrian Matthews
Centre for Ocean and Atmospheric Sciences
School of Environmental Sciences / School of Mathematics
University of East Anglia
Norwich, NR4 7TJ, UK
t: +44(0)1603 593733

Recent paper: Thushara V, Vinayachandran PN, Matthews AJ, Webber BGM, Queste BY, 2019: Vertical distribution of chlorophyll in dynamically distinct regions of the southern Bay of Bengal. Biogeosci., 16, 1447-1468.

Gold (Teaching Excellence Framework 2017)
UK Top 15 (The Times/Sunday Times 2017 and Complete University Guide 2018)
World Top 200 (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2017)

Attachment: RA1616 Further Particulars.pdf
Description: RA1616 Further Particulars.pdf

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