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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Satellite Imager Measurement of Volcanic and Meteorological Clouds at the University of Oxford (Earth Observation Data Group)

From Don Grainger <don.grainger@physics.ox.ac.uk>
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Date Sun, 7 Jul 2019 23:00:42 +0000

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Satellite Imager Measurement of 
Volcanic and Meteorological Clouds

Department of Physics, Robert Hooke Building, Oxford

Grade 7: £32,236 - £39,609 p.a.

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in 
Satellite Imager Measurement of Volcanic and Meteorological Clouds. The 
post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 2 years.

This principal aim of the post is to investigate atmospheric processes 
surrounding volcanic ash clouds. 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 satellite imagers (e.g. MODIS, SEVIRI, HIMAWARI, 
SLSTR). The work involves deriving uncertainty-bounded estimates of ash 
type, ash cloud-top height, effective particle radius and optical depth 
at pixel-level spatial resolution and using that data to investigate the 
evolution of ash over the course of an eruption. A smaller part of the 
project involves contributing to ESA’s Climate Change Initiative by 
extending the long-term record of meteorological cloud properties with 
new measurements from the SLSTR instrument.

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. A secondary responsibility is to 
apply ORAC to derive cloud properties from SLSTR measurements.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining, a doctorate in 
physics, mathematics or a related field and ideally have a strong 
background in atmospheric remote sensing. Practical experience with 
remote sounding and inverse methods will be preferred. 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.

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

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, 
CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 9 August 2019 can be 
considered.

Applications can be made via
<https://my.corehr.com/pls/uoxrecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.display_form?p_company=10&p_internal_external=E&p_display_in_irish=N&p_process_type=&p_applicant_no=&p_form_profile_detail=&p_display_apply_ind=Y&p_refresh_search=Y&p_recruitment_id=141677>



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