Research Scientist

Job reference: SRF34279

Location: University of Reading, UK

Closing date: 07/01/2021

Job live date: 08/12/2020

Salary: ?30,942 - ?40,322 per annum

Employment type: AR-Research

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Division: National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Department of Meteorology

Hours per week: 1.00 FTE

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term for 30 months

We seek a talented post-doctoral scientist to carry out research to better understand the representation of the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean circulation in coupled climate models and its sensitivity to model resolution. This research is an important component of a recently funded UKRI-NERC research project, SNAP-DRAGON, and is a collaboration between the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and several other research centres in the U.K. and U.S.

To understand the sensitivity of the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean circulation to resolution you will analyse and evaluate a suite of state-of-the-art coupled model simulations performed by the U.K. Met Office with varying atmospheric and oceanic resolutions. Furthermore, by using diagnostic tools you will understand the sensitivity of both the mean-state and variability of the subpolar North Atlantic Ocean circulation to the representation of atmospheric and oceanic processes.

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 output from ocean or climate models, or similar datasets
  • Good communication skills and the disposition to collaborate effectively with both internal and external project members

Informal Contact Details

Contact Role: Line Manager

Contact Name: Jon Robson

Contact Phone: +44 118 378 7473

Contact Email:

Alternative Informal Contact Details

Contact Role: Co-Investigator

Contact Name: David Ferreira

Contact Phone: +44 118 378 7997

Contact Email:

Closing date: 07/01/2021

Interview date: TBC

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