Postdoctoral Research Assistant

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Physical Climate Science.

The successful candidate will work as part of the SummerTIME project, the aim of which is to improve our understanding of the mechanisms of Atlantic/European climate in summer, with a view to improving seasonal to decadal predictions.

Collaboration is expected within the SummerTIME team and also with scientists at ECMWF and the Met Office.

The successful candidate will investigate the fundamental drivers of Atlantic summer climate variability on sub-seasonal, seasonal and decadal time scales such as the tropical circulation, soil moisture feedbacks, air sea coupling, multi-decadal Atlantic variability, Arctic sea ice, the stratosphere and anthropogenic forcing.

The successful candidates work will entail numerical experiments with dynamical and empirical prediction systems and statistical analysis of large datasets to assess the predictability and skill of the European climate conditions in summer.

This post will be based in the sub-department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, Department of Physics, under the supervision of Dr Antje Weisheimer, Dr Laure Zanna and Dr Tim Woollings.

Applicants should have or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field.

Applicants should demonstrate knowledge of the climate system and skills in computer programming and scientific communication.

Previous research experience in extended-range predictions will be an advantage.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct informal enquiries about the role to Dr Antje Weisheimer
(weisheimer [at] atm [dot] ox [dot] ac [dot] uk)

Only applications received before midday (UK time) 5th December 2014 can be considered.

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

To apply for this role and for further details, including a job description and selection criteria, please click on the following link:

University jobs website

Please also look at the Job Description and Person Specification and apply online.

Application Deadline: 5 December 2014