Senior Research Associate

University of East Anglia - School of Environmental Sciences

Faculty of Science

We seek a highly motivated early career researcher to join our international and interdisciplinary research network. The specific role of the post holder will be to assess the skill of the seasonal climate forecasting multi-model approach so as to estimate and improve the current prediction performance for the key climate variables considered in the industrial case studies to be investigated within the H2020 project SECLI-FIRM (The Added Value of Seasonal Climate Forecasts for Integrated Risk Management Decisions).  A comprehensive set of user-driven techniques aimed at maximizing the prediction performance, the reliability, and the usefulness of the seasonal climate predictions will be researched and developed, based on the recommendations and the needs by the SECLI-FIRM industry partners and co-designers. The ultimate aim of this task is to feed the most skillful seasonal forecasts to the SECLI-FIRM case studies, so as to allow the quantification of the value add to the decision-making processes considered.

You must have a PhD degree in climate or atmospheric sciences, applied statistics, hydrometeorology, environmental science, or an engineering field, with significant experience in climate forecasting and/or Earth system processes and/or statistical analysis, with significant previous experience of independent research and be able to fulfil all essential elements of the person specification.

The post is available from 1 February 2018 on a full-time basis for a fixed term of 36 months.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

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