Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Tropical Waves and High Impact Weather

University of Reading - School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences, Department of Meteorology

We seek an enthusiastic research scientist to undertake research into the role of tropical waves in modulating high impact weather in Southeast Asia; to evaluate the representation of these waves and their relationship to high impact weather in Met Office operational forecast models; and develop new forecasting tools to support operational forecasting in Southeast Asia.

The post is available for an immediate start and we are keen to recruit someone who is able to start as soon as possible.

You will have:

  • A PhD in Atmospheric Science or related field, or equivalent research experience
  • Strong skills in the analysis and interpretation of complex datasets
  • A knowledge of atmospheric dynamics
  • Good oral and written communication skills

Informal contact details

Contact role: Project PI, Line Manager
Contact name: Prof Steve Woolnough
Contact phone: 0118 378 4544
Contact email:

Alternative informal contact details

Contact role: Project Co-I
Contact name: Prof John Methven
Contact email:

Interviews to be held on 09/02/2018

The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

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