Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Aerosol, Cloud Climate Interactions

University of Oxford

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Aerosol, Cloud Climate Interactions (2 posts)

Applications are invited for up to two Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Aerosol, Cloud and Precipitation Interactions. The posts are available initially for a fixed-term duration of 3 years. These positions will be at the forefront of developing modelling based assessments of aerosol, cloud and precipitation interactions as part of the new European Research Council project constRaining the EffeCts of Aerosols on Precipitation (RECAP). Science and simulations will utilise from idealised global scale modelling to detailed CRM/LES modelling of aerosol and cloud processes on smaller scales.

The successful candidates will work closely with national and international collaborators and are expected to develop innovative modelling approaches. The results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications. The ability and drive to work collaboratively, yet independently, as part of a team is essential.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in in atmospheric modelling. Depending on the post, additional experience with either large-scale to meso-scale atmospheric dynamics/modelling or with aerosol and cloud microphysics/cloud resolving/LES modelling would be of benefit. Candidates are expected to demonstrate an excellent understanding of atmospheric physics, a strong background in atmospheric modelling and a demonstrated drive and ability to perform novel research of international standing.

The post holders will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Philip Stier (

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on 22 January 2018 can be considered.

Please note that the University of Oxford's retirement policy has changed. With effect from 1 October 2017, all employees at Grade 8 and above have a retirement age of the 30 September before the 69th birthday. All employees at Grades 1-7 do not have a set retirement age. Further details are available here:

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