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Post-doctoral research positions in Aerosol, Cloud, Climate Interactions at Oxford

Job Summary
Job Summary
Sector Academic
Categories Atmospheric Sciences
Climate and Paleoclimatology
Type Full time
Level Experienced
Employer University of Oxford
Location Oxford, United Kingdom
Salary £31,076 - £38,183
Preferred Education PhD
Application Deadline 17 July 2017
Posted 15 June 2017
Employer Information

Department of Physics: Oxford Physics is one of the largest and most eminent departments in Europe – pursuing forefront research alongside training the next generation of leaders in Physics. The post-holders will be based in the AOPP sub-department, which is one of the six sub- departments that together make up the Department of Physics


Job Description

Post-doctoral research positions in Aerosol, Cloud, Climate Interactions

We are looking for up to three postdoctoral researchers in the dynamic Climate Processes Group within the sub-Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics at the University of Oxford. The posts is available immediately for a fixed-term period of 3 years.

These projects will be at the forefront of modelling based assessments of aerosol, cloud climate interactions. One position, part of the NERC Aerosol-Cloud Uncertainty REduction project (A-CURE) will combine innovative perturbed physics ensembles with comprehensive observations to reduce uncertainty in aerosol radiative effects. Two positions are available as part of the new European Research Council project constRaining the EffeCts of Aerosols on Precipitation (RECAP) ranging from idealised to realistic global scale modelling to detailed CRM/LES modelling of aerosol and cloud processes on smaller scales.

The successful candidates will work closely with national and international collaborators and are expected to develop innovative modelling approaches. You will develop original research and analysis strategies. Results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications.

Applicants should possess, or be very close to obtaining a doctorate in physics or a related field and ideally a strong background in in atmospheric modelling. Depending on the post, additional experience in atmospheric dynamics, small scale processes or the use of remote sensing and in-situ observations of aerosol and cloud parameters is of benefit.

Candidates are expected to demonstrate an excellent understanding of atmospheric physics, a strong background in atmospheric modelling and a demonstrated drive and ability to perform novel research of international standing. The post-holders will have the opportunity to teach.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Philip Stier (

You will be required to upload a brief statement of research interests, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application.

Further particulars and the application form can be found on the Oxford University recruitment webpage. Only electronic applications received through this form before the deadline of 12.00 midday on 17 July 2017 can be considered.

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