|Salary:||£33,348 to £54,421 £33,348 - £43,155 (Grade 6) £44,414 - £54,421 (Grade 7)|
|Placed On:||26th May 2023|
|Closes:||23rd June 2023|
The National Centre for Earth Observation (NCEO) seeks a postdoctoral fellow to be based in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. The fellow will undertake research contributing towards the building of a new hydrological reanalysis system for the UK using the community land-surface HydroJULES system, exploiting heterogeneous observation types (e.g., satellite and ground-based soil moisture, river gauges, flood extent data). The research will also develop frameworks for land-atmosphere model verification, exploiting aspects of the data assimilation system. The researcher will collaborate with colleagues within the University of Reading, NCEO, UKCEH and the UK Met Office. The post is funded via the NERC National Capability Multi-Centre Science programmes CANARI (https://ncas.ac.uk/our-science/long-term-collaborations/canari/) and HydroJULES-NEXT(https://hydro-jules.org/).
This is a full-time, fixed term post of up to 24 months. NCEO receives long-term national capability funding from NERC. It may be possible to extend the post subject to the availability of funding, and alignment to NCEO’s future strategic scientific requirements. The postholder will be appointed either at Grade 6 or Grade 7, depending on their relevant skills and experience.
NCEO (https://www.nceo.ac.uk/) is a NERC research centre with more than 130 scientists distributed across leading UK universities and research organisations. The postholder will be based with a large group of NCEO staff in the Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading, part of the School of Computational, Mathematical and Physical Sciences. The School is home to the Data Assimilation Research Centre, involving 8 academic staff and around 25 postdoctoral researchers and PhD students researching theoretical and applied aspects of data assimilation. We strive to cultivate an open, interactive and friendly working environment. The School is delighted to have held an Athena SWAN Silver award since 2014 for our commitment to proactive gender-neutral employment practice, and we ensure strong support for those with disabilities and flexible working arrangements throughout our departments.
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Contact name: Prof Sarah L Dance
Contact phone: +44 118 378 6452
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Contact role: UKCEH Lead Collaborator
Contact name: Dr Liz Cooper
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Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. By reference to the applicable SOC code for this role, sponsorship may be possible under the Skilled Worker Route. Applicants should ensure that they are able to meet the points requirement under the PBS. There is further information about this on the UK Visas and Immigration Website.
The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and champions LGBT+ equality. 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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