[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Scientist, Meteorology and Social Science, University of Reading

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Wed Jul 1 08:57:41 MDT 2015

*Research Scientist*

*BRAVE2 -***Building understanding of climate variability into planning 
of groundwater supplies from low storage aquifers in Africa – Second Phase’


*Employing unit:*                Department of Meteorology

*Start date:*                          As soon as possible

*Closing date: *31^st July 2015**


*Reference number:*        SF08012

*Post type:* Full-time, Fixed-term, 40 months

*Grade: *6

*Payscale:* £28,695 - £31,342 per annum

The Departments of Meteorology and the School of Agriculture, Policy and 
Development at the University of Reading (UoR) invite applications for 
an interdisciplinary researcher with a background in meteorology, and an 
ability to communicate climate information with a range of stakeholders.

The post is part of the BRAVE research consortium, ‘Building 
understanding of climate variability into planning of groundwater 
supplies from low storage aquifers in Africa – Second Phase’, funded 
under the NERC/DFID/ESRC programme, Unlocking the Potential for 
Groundwater for the Poor (UPGro) 
<http://www.nerc.ac.uk/research/funded/programmes/upgro/>. The 
locational focus of the BRAVE project is Burkina Faso and Northern Ghana.

The project is led by Dr Rosalind Cornforth in the Department of 
Meteorology (UoR), with co-investigators from the UoR and the British 
Geological Survey (BGS), as well as partners from a large number of 
water resources research, governance, and (international) aid agency 
organisations in Ghana and Burkina Faso.

You will have:

-Background in Meteorology with good programming and analytical skills

-Background in Social Science and participatory methods

-Ability to communicate climate information with a wide range of 

-Fluency in French and English

-Be able to travel to West Africa regularly

*Informal contact details*

*Contact role:*    Line Manager

*Contact name:*  Dr. Henny Osbahr

*Contact phone: *+44(0)118 378 8314

**Contact email:* h.osbahr at reading.ac.uk <mailto:h.osbahr at reading.ac.uk>

*Alternative informal contact details*

*Contact role:*    Line Manager, BRAVE PI

*Contact name:*  Dr. Ros Cornforth

*Contact phone:* +44(0)118 378 5755

**Contact email:* r.j.cornforth at reading.ac.uk 
<mailto:r.j.cornforth at reading.ac.uk>

*Please copy email enquiries to both informal contacts.

Full details of this position can be viewed at


To formally apply, please visit www.reading.ac.uk/jobs 
<http://www.reading.ac.uk/jobs> or contact Human Resources, University 
of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone 
+44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail)

*Please quote the relevant reference number. *We value a diverse 
workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.


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