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[Met-jobs] Five post-doctoral research positions in weather and climate for developing countries

From Nicholas Klingaman <>
Date Fri, 6 Mar 2020 11:01:08 +0000

Are you looking for an opportunity to apply your research expertise to help improve lives and livelihoods in developing countries?

The National Centre for Atmospheric Science, based in the Department of Meteorology, seeks five talented post-doctoral research scientists for recently funded projects as part of the Climate Science for Services Partnership (CSSP) programmes for China and Southeast Asia. These five staff will join a team of approximately 15 CSSP-funded scientists in NCAS at Reading, who deliver world-leading meteorological research to benefit economic development and social welfare in developing countries.

We welcome candidates to apply for more than one post.  We will jointly shortlist and interview candidates for more than one post, where possible.

The five posts comprise:

•    Tropical weather regimes in Southeast Asia.  Using reanalysis data and sub-seasonal forecasts, you will identify high-impact weather patterns in Southeast Asia, relate them to known modes of variability and understand how well they are predicted in forecast models.
Apply here:
Contact: Dr Oscar Martinez-Alverado (

•    Indian and Pacific Ocean decadal variability, climate change and teleconnections.  By analysing  CMIP6 climate model simulations, you will understand the drivers of Indo-Pacific decadal variability and their representation in models.
Apply here:
Contact: Dr Jon Robson (

•    Dust impacts on East Asia.  Using CMIP6 climate model simulations, you will examine the influence of climate model complexity on the mineral dust cycle and the aspects of East Asian climate affected by dust.
Apply here:
Contact: Dr Claire Ryder (

•    High resolution climate modelling of dust in East Asia. Using novel global and convective-scale climate simulations, you will examine the importance of resolution, convective representation, and different weather systems to the dust cycle in East Asia.
Apply here:
Contact: Dr Reinhard Schiemann (

•    Climate Model Evaluation for the East Asian monsoon.  Using a unique configuration of the Met Office climate model, you will understand the causes of biases in East Asian summer monsoon rainfall and investigate ways to reduce those biases.
Apply here:
Contact: Dr Nicholas Klingaman (

For all five posts, you will have:

•    A PhD or equivalent in mathematical or physical science, or should expect to shortly receive one 
•    Strong scientific analytical ability, creativity and self-motivation
•    Experience of analysing large climate-relevant datasets 
•    Good communication skills and the disposition to collaborate effectively with both internal and external project members

All posts are available starting 1 April and are fixed term until 31 March 2021.

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