Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Multi-sensor Satellite Studies of Aerosol-cloud Precipitation Interactions

University of Oxford - Department of Physics

Parks Road

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in multi-sensor satellite studies of aerosol-cloud precipitation interactions.

We are looking for an outstanding researcher to join the dynamic Climate Processes Group ( within the sub-Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP). The post is available immediately for a fixed-term period of 36 months.

This position is part of the new European Research Council project constRaining the EffeCts of Aerosols on Precipitation (RECAP). The focus of this position will be on observational constraints on aerosol precipitation interactions based on multi-sensor satellite remote sensing. The successful applicant will work closely with a group of international partners and is expected to develop innovative observational constraints. You will develop original research and analysis strategies and lead the satellite remote sensing activities of the group. The results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to co-advise a doctoral student and other teaching opportunities. This may include small group teaching and tutoring of undergraduates and graduate students.

Applicants should have a doctorate in atmospheric physics or a related field and a strong background and track record in observational studies of aerosol-cloud interactions, with experience in satellite remote sensing from multiple active and passive instruments. Previous experience in the estimation of surface energy budgets from satellite remote sensing as well as a demonstrated interest to interact with atmospheric modellers will be an advantage. Candidates are expected to demonstrate strong computing skills, including the knowledge of UNIX/Linux, Python, or other high-level languages are essential.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Philip Stier (

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Thursday 25 May 2017 can be considered. You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

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