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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Postdoc Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham (UK)

From Gregor Leckebusch <>
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Date Mon, 30 Mar 2020 15:22:10 +0000

The group of Meteorology and Climatology at the University of Birmingham

(UK) is looking for a


Post-doctoral Research Fellow in the new PRE-CAX project.


Job Reference: Research Fellow - 95923


PRE-CAX (Predicting future climate extremes in China by blending predictive performance of generalized linear models with causal network

discovery) will investigate the potential improvement and development of tools for climate services to future extremes. It is a collaboration project with the University of Reading in the context of the UK Met Office’s ongoing CSSP China efforts (


The group of Meteorology and Climate within the School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, is looking for a scientific researcher interested in contributing to the group's current research focus on meteorological and climatological extreme events.


Current activities include research on observed and simulated dynamic processes relevant for the generation of extreme events, the analysis of statistical characteristics, diagnostics of global and regional model simulation and the assessment of related impacts.


The working environment includes an excellent network of cooperation within the School, the University of Birmingham, and with national and international scientific and operational institutions.


Job Title:

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, fixed term until 31. March 2021


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The position holder will work for the project PRE-CAX The project will address scientific and service relevant questions of robust assessments of the frequency-severity distribution of severe events in China and the Western North Pacific. This is a project in collaboration with the University of Reading and funded by the UK Met Office.


Skills and Knowledge:

•            BSc / MSc in Meteorology, or a neighbouring discipline with

•            Experience in meteorology and climate sciences.

•            PhD in a related field.

•            Experience in meteorological data analysis (in particular extreme value analysis);

•            Scientific programming skills (e.g., in Linux/Unix environment, FORTRAN, R, etc.)

•            Knowledge of dynamic meteorology;

•            Writing of scientific publications;

•            Teaching at university level, including support for supervision of BSc, MSc, and PhD thesis.


Position Details:


Research Fellow - 95923

School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

College of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK


Full time starting salary is normally in the range £30,942 to £40,322.

With potential progression once in post to £42,792 a year

Full Time Position, fixed term until 31. March 2021


*_The closing date for applications is 16th April 2020. _*


For further informal information please contact:


Prof GC Leckebusch, g.c.leckebusch@bham,ac,uk or telephone +44 121 41 45518


The University of Birmingham is an equal opportunity employer.


Working at the University of Birmingham brings many benefits, from generous holiday leave, to reward and recognition. The University offers a range of benefits to help you achieve a better balance between your family and work responsibilities. We provide discounts on childcare and have two day nurseries and a holiday club on or near campus.  In addition, you can benefit from a number of retail offers and discounts and you will have the opportunity to join private medical and dental schemes such as the National Dental Plan. For more information about staff benefits, please visit:


Our beautiful campus is one of our greatest assets. We are like a city within a city with all our buildings and amenities on a single site.

Our striking architecture and 250-acres of parkland will inspire you to make the most of your time here and not only that but it has all the amenities of a small town. You will find bars, shops, a hair salon, opticians, travel agents, a concert hall, fine art gallery, geology museum and major banks on campus. You will also be able to take advantage of the fruit stall and regular Farmer’s Markets that take place here.


In addition you will have access to all of the University's facilities such as the sports centre, library, outstanding nurseries, research facilities, faith support, wellbeing services, staff clubs and networks.


Applicants are invited to apply on-line via our e-recruitment system.


This can be found at


Please quote post number *95923* in any correspondence.


Best regards


Prof. Dr. Gregor C. Leckebusch                                                    CENTA Director

Chair of Meteorology and Climatology                                       School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences

University of Birmingham                                                             Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2TT, United Kingdom


Covid-19: The University of Birmingham is now operating on a restricted campus operations model and I am now working from home. I will be available via email and if you want to meet for a quick face-to face meeting I can offer Skype.


CENTA NERC Doctoral Training Partnership


Associate Professor, Institute for Meteorology, FU Berlin, Germany



T: +44 (0)121 41 45518

L: Room 224, Geography Building


Office hours Semester 1:
Wednesday 10.30-11.30 & Thursday 2:30-3:30pm
Office hours Semester 2:
Tuesday 10:30-11:30 & Thursday 2:30-3:30pm (not in week 5-7)


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