Postdoctoral Research position on climate prediction/projection

The Predictability of Weather and Climate group at the Physics Department of Oxford University invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral research position.

The position is funded by the European Commission through the H2020 project "European Climate Prediction system (EUCP)". This project will develop an innovative ensemble climate prediction system based on high-resolution climate models for Europe for the near-term (~1-40 years) including improved methods to characterise uncertainty in climate prediction, regional downscaling, and evaluation against observations.

The successful candidate will evaluate forecast quality globally and locally in terms of skill and reliability on interannual to decadal time scales, investigate the relative merits of different methods for the representation of model uncertainties, develop scientific methodologies to merge initialised predictions with non-initialised scenario projections on time scales of 1 - 40 years, combine climate forecast information on different scales from global models and regional simulations and establish the added value of regional models, and develop storylines and cases of plausible future weather consistent with the result of the combined forecasts across the full range of 1 - 40+ years by drawing on the initialised and non-initialised ensemble members.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in climate science, mathematics, physics, statistical science or a related field. The candidate we are seeking should have a sound knowledge of climate science, climate modelling and climate prediction, or some experience with statistical verification of ensemble predictions and/or big data analysis from other areas of science. Candidates are expected to demonstrate excellent communication skills.

Application Deadline: 15 January 2018 by 12:00 midday

For more details and how to apply, see

Please direct enquiries about the role to Dr Antje Weisheimer.

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