Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Atmospheric Physics

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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Atmospheric Physics

Department of Physics, Clarendon Laboatory, Parks Road, Oxford

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Atmospheric Physics .

This post is fixed term for 3 years.

Weather and climate predictions are of central importance to users spanning industries, charities, governments, and the public. For users to make cost-effective decisions, we must provide an estimate of uncertainty in the forecast. Arguably the dominant source of uncertainty is due to approximations made when building the model used to make predictions. However, representing model uncertainty is largely an afterthought: current approaches are crude and lack physical foundations. This project will bring model uncertainty to the fore. By seamlessly addressing the problem across weather and climate timescales, we will develop the foundational understanding needed to transform the reliability of Earth-system predictions.

The successful candidate will undertake independent research, and participate in the academic life of the Atmospheric Processes group and the AOPP sub-department.

Applicants should possess, or be close to obtaining, a doctorate in physics, climate science, or a related field.

Previous experience in the field of predictability, uncertainty quantification, stochastic parametrisation, or weather and climate modelling will be an advantage.

The post-holder will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Hannah Christensen (

Only applications received before midday 12th October 2023 can be considered. You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Contact Person : HR Team Vacancy ID : 167855

Contact Phone : Closing Date & Time : 12-Oct-2023 12:00

Pay Scale : STANDARD GRADE 7 Contact Email : Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Atmospheric Physics"

Salary () : Grade 7: 36,024 - 44,263 per annum

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In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 239864.