Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tropical Waves
and High Impact Weather


We seek an enthusiastic research scientist to undertake research into the role of tropical waves in modulating high impact weather in Southeast Asia; to evaluate the representation of these waves and their relationship to high impact weather in Met Office operational forecast models; and develop new forecasting tools to support operational forecasting in Southeast Asia.

The post is available for an immediate start and we are keen to recruit someone who is able to start as soon as possible.

Interviews to be held on 09/02/2018 (in person or via teleconference)

You will have:

  • A PhD in Atmospheric Science or related field, or equivalent research experience
  • Strong skills in the analysis and interpretation of complex datasets
  • A knowledge of atmospheric dynamics
  • Good oral and written communication skills

The post will be held in the Department of Meteorology, University of Reading (http://www.reading.ac.uk/met/ ), a vibrant centre for atmospheric and ocean science with 200 researchers. You will be a part of the Climate directorate of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and a member of both the Dynamical Processes and Tropical Weather research groups. The project will involve close collaboration with partners at both the UK Met Office and National Met Services in the WCSSP Partner countries, and will require travel to these partners.

Further details can be found by following the links at https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=2471

Closing Date on applications: 25 January 2018
Job Reference: SRF21896
Location: University of Reading, UK
Salary: 29,799 to 32,548 per annum
School / Function: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences
Department: Meteorology
Contract Duration: Fixed Term, full-time until January 2020
Informal contact details :
Project PI, Prof Steve Woolnough, s.j.woolnough@reading.ac.uk
Project co-I, Prof John Methven, j.methven@reading.ac.uk

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The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

posted: 10 January 2018 Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.