Postdoctoral Research Associate/Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter - CEMPS

Salary Postdoctoral Research Associate on Grade E from £28,452 - £32,958 per annum.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow on Grade F at £33,943 per annum.

The College wishes to recruit a full-time Postdoctoral Research Associate/Postdoctoral Research Fellow to support the work of Dr James Screen and his research group. The post is available from 01 January 2017, or a mutually agreeable date thereafter, until 31 December 2018 and is funded by a Philip Leverhulme Prize.

The successful applicant will contribute to research into the causes and global effects of rapid Arctic climate change. Within this broad topic, there is a degree of flexibility for the incumbent to explore their own interests and to shape the research agenda. Indeed, we particularly welcome applications from individuals with clear and novel research ideas to advance understanding in this topical area of climate science.

We are seeking applicants who have skills in the analysis of climate data; in-depth understanding of physical climate change (especially in relation to the polar regions); a proven ability to successfully communicate complex scientific information in the peer-reviewed literature and/or international conferences; and ideally, experience of designing and performing climate model simulations.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD and be able to demonstrate sufficient knowledge in the discipline and of research methods to work within established research programmes. At Postdoctoral Research Fellow level, the successful applicant will be a nationally or internationally recognised authority in climate science with significant post-doctoral experience. Evidence of lead author publications in internationally renowned journals is highly desirable for appointment at Postdoctoral Research Associate, and essential for Postdoctoral Research Fellow.

The successful candidate will be appointed at Postdoctoral Research Associate (Grade E) or Postdoctoral Research Fellow (Grade F) depending on the skills and experience the individual can bring to the role. The start date is flexible, but must be no later than 01 July 2017 and the post must finish no later than 31 December 2018.

Candidates should demonstrate their achievements against the relevant criteria in the accompanying person specifications, which will be used to make an appointment at an appropriate level. We also encourage applicants to provide a short summary of their future research ideas in a covering letter.

For further information please contact Dr. James Screen (Senior Lecturer), e-mail

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P54621 in any correspondence.

The department is proud to have a Bronze Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. All of the University of Exeter’s STEM/M departments hold an Athena SWAN award.

The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer which is 'Positive about Disabled People'. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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