Research Scientist in Climate Variability

University of Reading - Department of Meteorology

We are seeking to employ a talented researcher to study climate variability and change, with a focus on decadal to multi-decadal timescales. You will be responsible for designing, producing and analysing a large ensemble of simulations of historical and future climate with the new UK Earth System Model (UKESM) and making the data available to the wider community.

You will join two large UK collaborations examining historical and future climate change. Effective collaboration with the rest of the SMURPHS ( and REAL project teams will be required.

You will have or shortly be expected to achieve:

  • A PhD or equivalent in physical or mathematical sciences.
  • Experience of analysing or running climate models, ideally the Met Office Unified Model.
  • Strong scientific computing skills.
  • An understanding of physical processes relating to weather & climate.

Informal contact details
Contact role: Principal Investigator
Contact name: Dr Ed Hawkins
Contact phone: +44 (0)118 378 7991
Contact email:

Interviews will be held late January 2017.

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.

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