Job reference: SRF45075

Salary: £33,966 - £44,263 per annum

Closing date: 15/09/2023

Department: School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences

Location: University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading UK

Employment type: AR-Research

Division: National Centre for Atmospheric Science, Meteorology

Hours Per Week: 1.00 FTE

Job live date: 27/07/2023

Employment Basis/Type: Full time, fixed term post for up to 40 months, to end by 31/12/2026

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We are seeking to employ a post-doctoral Research Scientist for the European Eddy-Rich Earth System Models (EERIE) project, funded by Horizon Europe, and, for UK partners, by UKRI. The post holder will be joining the Global High Resolution Climate Modelling (HRCM) programme, a key aspect of strategic research developed at the National Centre for Atmospheric Science in Reading and at the Met Office Hadley Centre.


The focus of the post is the analysis of multi-model centennial simulations in project EERIE, with the objective of discovering and characterising emergent mechanisms linking the ocean mesoscale and atmospheric variability.

The project will involve close collaboration with major research centres across Europe (CNRS in France, AWI, DKRZ and MPI in Germany, BSC in Spain, Met Office and ECMWF in the UK), as well as leading research groups (Brest, Louvain, ETHZ, Oxford, Reading) and within the National Centre for Atmospheric Science in the UK. The post holder will work very closely with the Met Office, with the National Oceanographic Centre, as well as with project partners at ECMWF.

Multiple collaborative opportunities are offered at the international level: HRCM lead scientists are involved in world-leading programmes (e.g. WCRP Digital Earths, EU Horizon 2020, EU Horizon Europe) and engage internationally in the co-design of modelling systems that span conceptual models, all the way to state-of-the-art numerical models.

You will have:

A PhD in Mathematics, Physics, Physical Science or equivalent research experience 
Experience of analysis and visualisation of large and complex scientific datasets 
Strong computer programming skills with experience in Fortran and Python 
Knowledge of, or evidence of a serious interest in atmosphere and ocean dynamics and physics  

Informal Contact Details:

Name: Professor Pier Luigi Vidale

Role: Principal Investigator


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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.

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