|Salary:||£28,200 per annum|
|Placed On:||9th August 2018|
|Closes:||5th September 2018|
Fixed term (3 years)
The Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) is a partner organisation within UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). UKRI is a new entity that brings together nine partners to create an independent organisation with a strong voice for research and innovation and a vision to ensure the UK maintains its world-leading position in research and innovation.
The Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH) is part of NERC and is the UK's Centre of Excellence for integrated research in terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems and their interaction with the atmosphere. Working in partnership with the research community, policy makers, industry and society, CEH undertakes cutting edge research to deliver world class solutions to the most complex environmental challenges facing humankind.
About the role
We are offering a three year Research Associate position in the Climate System group at CEH Wallingford to evaluate observed and modelled land-atmosphere interactions.
The Climate System Group at CEH studies the role of the land surface in the global climate system. They are a multi-disciplinary group whose research includes meteorology, hydrology, plant physiology and biodiversity. Their research questions are addressed through combinations of climate and land surface modelling, in situ observations and remote sensing (i.e., satellites, aircraft, UAVs).
Main duties of the role include:
You should be highly numerate and enjoy the challenge of researching the climate system. You must have at least a 2.1 Degree in either the physical sciences or mathematics, plus a PhD in a numerate discipline, ideally meteorology or atmospheric physics.
You should have experience communicating your research to your peers and to senior managers, both orally and through written reports and scientific papers.
You should be able to demonstrate excellent team-working skills and be able to work independently to short deadlines.
You should have established scientific programming experience, preferably using Python or Fortran in a Linux environment. Experience working with large datasets and cluster computing facilities would be beneficial.
What we offer
NERC offer a public sector pension scheme, 30 days’ annual leave and 10½ days’ public and privilege holiday per annum. We offer a flexible and supportive working environment and will encourage your continuing professional development as part of our career support. NERC has an equal opportunities policy and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. People with disabilities and those from ethnic minorities are currently under represented and their applications are particularly welcomed. Guaranteed interview scheme for applicants with disabilities.
How to Apply
Applicants are required to include a cover letter outlining their suitability for this role.
Applications are handled by UK Shared Business Services, to apply please visit our job board at http://topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc246219_8523.aspx. Applicants who are unable to apply online should contact us by telephone on +44 (0)1793 867000.
The closing date for applications is 5th September 2018.
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