Job Vacancies

We currently have the following vacancies in the department of Meteorology:

Click the links for more details, and how to apply.

Doctoral Training Centre Administrator

Job reference : PM14012
Application closing date : 09/03/2014
Location : Whiteknights
Salary : Grade 6 - 28,132 to 31,644 per annum.
Package : Department of Mathematical & Physical Sciences, full time, fixed term.
Job category/type : Clerical, Fixed Term, Full time

Job description

We are looking to recruit an experienced and enthusiastic administrator to work alongside the Centre Directors to take a lead in the operational management of the new Mathematics of Planet Earth EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training and the SCENARIO NERC Doctoral Training Partnership. This is a new and exciting role which will involve developing new processes for these centres as well as coordinating the relationship with university and industrial partners and the delivery of successful training programmes. The post holder will also be responsible for monitoring the Centres' finances.

For this you will have:

  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Experience of administration and the development of new processes/systems
  • A confident, resilient and proactive attitude
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a wide variety of people

Informal contact details

Contact role: School Manager
Contact name: Marguerite Gascoine
Contact phone: +44 (0) 118 378 6012
Contact email: Marguerite Gascoine

Interview date: Thursday 27 March 2014

Further Particulars, and to apply

NCAS Research Scientist (mesoscale-convective weather processes)

Job reference :RS14015 Application closing date : 16/03/2014
Location : Whiteknights Campus
Salary : Grade 6, 28,132 to 36,661 per annum
Package : Fixed term, full time
Job category/type : Fixed Term, Full time, Research

Job description

We need a talented researcher in the area of mesoscale-convective weather processes with ambition to become a key player in weather research in the UK and internationally. Being a core member of NCAS-Weather (National Centre for Atmospheric Science) offers you a great career opportunity. This is one of two NCAS-Weather posts currently being advertised (the other post is in the area of atmospheric predictability and ensemble forecasting, reference number RS14016).

You will explore the fundamental science of dynamical processes at the mesoscale, and the interaction across scales, with the goal of improving forecasts of high impact weather events. You will contribute to the delivery of the NCAS-Weather strategy and its ongoing development.

You will have:

  • Or expect shortly to obtain) a PhD in atmospheric science or a closely related subject (e.g. in physics or mathematics)
  • The ability to write and adapt complex computer models
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • The ability to collaborate with other researchers
  • Research experience in a physical or mathematical science (preferably with publication record)
  • Knowledge of solution of differential equations (at least BSc level)

Candidates with research experience in atmospheric science and using complex numerical models or atmospheric datasets would be at an advantage.

Informal contact details

Contact role: Principal Investigator
Contact name: Professor Suzanne Gray
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6791
Contact email:
Suzanne Gray

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: NCAS-weather Principal Investigator (predictability post)
Contact name: Dr. John Methven
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6015
Contact email: John Methven

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Further Particulars, and to apply

NCAS - Research Scientist (atmospheric predictability and ensemble forecasting)

Job reference : RS14016
Application closing date : 16/03/2014
Location : Whiteknights Campus
Salary : Grade 6, 28,132 to 36,661 per annum
Package : Fixed term, full time
Job category/type : Fixed Term, Full time, Research

Job description

We need a talented researcher in the area of atmospheric predictability and ensemble forecasting with ambition to become a key player in weather research in the UK and internationally. Being a core member of NCAS-Weather (National Centre for Atmospheric Science) offers you a great career opportunity. This is one of two NCAS-Weather posts currently being advertised (the other post is in the area of mesoscale weather processes, reference number RS14015).

You will explore the fundamental science required to design and analyse ensemble forecasts across scales, ranging from mesoscale weather phenomena in high resolution forecasts to regional variability in seasonal forecasts. You will contribute to the delivery of the NCAS-Weather strategy and its ongoing development.

You will have:

  • (Or expect shortly to obtain) a PhD in atmospheric science or a closely related subject (e.g., in physics or mathematics)
  • The ability to write and adapt complex computer models
  • The ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • The ability to collaborate with other researchers
  • Research experience in a physical or mathematical science (preferably with publication record)
  • Knowledge of solution of differential equations (at least BSc level)

Candidates with research experience in atmospheric science and using complex numerical models, atmospheric datasets or environmental statistics would be at an advantage.

Informal contact details

Contact role: Principal Investigator
Contact name: Dr John Methven
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6015
Contact email:
John Methven

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: NCAS-weather Principal Investigator (mesoscale weather processes post)
Contact name: Professor Suzanne Gray
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6791
Contact email: Suzanne Gray

We value a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Further Particulars, and to apply

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