Post-doctoral Research Assistant

University of Reading - Department of Meteorology

Previous Applicants Need Not Apply

The research scientist will examine sub-seasonal predictability in the North Atlantic sector, working closely with an industrial sponsor. The post-holder will be expected to work with a set of hindcast data available from the S2S project to meet the following objectives:

  • Developing an extendable statistical methodology for diagnosing and assessing skill, uncertainty and bias under the main Euro-Atlantic weather regimes for variables and regions of interest to the sponsor.
  • Assessing how regimes and their transitions affect predictability by using an EOF phase index (similar to the MJO RMM index).
  • Performing (if thought beneficial and depending on the results from the main weather regimes) a more tailored regime analysis using the best available method (e.g. Self Organising Maps).
  • Assessing if the predictive skill is conditional on global/remote drivers such as the MJO, ENSO, QBO, anomalous stratospheric events, PDO, SST patterns and surface forcings such as sea ice, snow and soil moisture anomalies.
  • Determining if gains in skill and predictability are model dependent.

You will have:

  • A willingness to work closely with an industrial partner to produce work which is both scientifically novel and applicable to immediate real-world application.
  • A creative, problem-solving approach to science and a desire to find new ways to interrogate and understand very large atmospheric datasets.
  • A strong background in understanding the dynamics of the climate system and the impact of dynamics on predictability.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Principal Investigator
Contact name: Andrew Charlton-Perez
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 6023
Contact email: a.j.charlton-perez@reading.ac.uk

Alternative informal contact details
Contact role: Co-Investigator
Contact name: David Brayshaw
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 5585
Contact email: d.j.brayshaw@reading.ac.uk

Interview date to be confirmed.

Start date as soon as possible.

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce and we welcome applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements which will be considered in line with business needs.

Share this job
     
  Share by Email   Print this job   More sharing options
We value your feedback on the quality of our adverts. If you have a comment to make about the overall quality of this advert, or its categorisation then please send us your feedback
Advert information

Type / Role:

Location(s):

All Locations