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[Met-jobs] 2-year PDRA at the University of Leicester on NERC-funded G-band RAdar for Cloud and prEcipitation Studies (GRACES) (deadline 2nd February 2021)

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2-year PDRA on the project GRACES (G-band RAdar for Cloud and prEcipitation Studies) funded by NERC

Dr. Alessandro Battaglia (University of Leicester, NCEO)

Hosting institution: Department of Physics, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
Funding institutions: UK-NERC.
Application deadline:  2 February 2021

We anticipate that interviews will take place by the end of January

Project description:
The Research Associate will be responsible for analysing the data coming from multi-sensor instrument observations at the Chilbolton observatory that will be collected in 2021 and 2022. This will include multi-frequency Doppler radar observations with specific focus at the newly-built 200 GHz radar. The successful candidate will develop novel retrieval algorithms for ice microphysics (including ice water content and characteristic size) and for light rain/drizzle (including Dm and N0) and then apply them to a variety of datasets including the Chilbolton dataset and those coming from the most recent polar field campaigns recently conducted by the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) mobile instrument facility.



Collaborative framework:
This work will take place in an international  collaborative framework between the University of Leicester, the University of Reading (PI: Dr. C. Westbrook) and RAL (PI: Dr. P. Huggard).
Candidates must hold a PhD in Earth Observation, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Meteorology, Environmental Science (or soon to be obtained) and must have computing skills appropriate to the programme of work. A robust publication record or potential for publication and expertise in any of the following: radar/lidar, radiative transfer, optimal estimation retrieval, cloud microphysics, cloud/precipitation field campaign data analysis are highly desirable.
The two-year PDRA is expected to start as soon as possible.


Salary details:

Grade 7 £34,804 to £40,322 per annum

Hours per week:

Application procedures:
See     and follow the link ``Apply''.
For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Alessandro Battaglia (





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