Postdoctoral Research Associate, Seasonal Weather Prediction

Lincoln, United Kingdom
From £33,797 per annum
11 Nov 2020
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

School of Geography

Location:  Lincoln
Salary:   From £33,797 per annum
This is full time, fixed term post for 36 months from start date
Closing Date:   Tuesday 08 December 2020
Interview Date:   Tuesday 05 January 2021
Reference:  COS774A

We are inviting applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Seasonal Weather Prediction (fixed term 3 years) to support our expanding programme of research in the School of Geography and Lincoln Centre for Water and Planetary Health. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research on the NERC-funded study, ‘Northwest European Seasonal Weather Prediction from Complex Systems Modelling’ and related work as directed by the Principal Investigator, Prof. Edward Hanna. 

Based at the University of Lincoln Brayford Campus the Post-Doctoral Research Associate will report directly to Professor Hanna. They will also work closely with the rest of the project team, which includes academic collaborators in the Lincoln Institute for Agri-Food Technology, the Universities of Oxford, Reading and Sheffield and the Met Office, as well as industrial partners.

The successful candidate will be qualified to at least PhD level (or be about to receive a PhD) in a relevant subject. Previous appropriate training and experience are essential. The Post-Doctoral Research Associate will be involved in all aspects of the research but primarily focus on developing innovative seasonal weather forecasts using statistical modelling methods and determine the practical benefits of these forecasts with end users. They will also be responsible for supporting preparation of reports, conference abstracts, presentations, and journal papers. There will be opportunities to be involved in the preparation of future research proposals.

The applicant will have experience of relevant statistical analysis and/or modelling of large datasets, and ideally have some background in meteorology and/or climate science. They should be knowledgeable of and proficient in the use of relevant computer software and programming such as R, Fortran or C++. Good written and verbal communication skills are essential, as is the ability to work well with members of the wider project team and research centre staff.

The post is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious researcher to join an interdisciplinary research centre, the first of its kind in the UK, with a dynamic and growing team of academic staff committed to the exploration of key issues affecting the safety and health of the inhabited Earth.