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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link="#0563C1" vlink="#954F72"><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal><a href="https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/DisplayJob.aspx?jobid=1690">https://jobs.reading.ac.uk/DisplayJob.aspx?jobid=1690</a><o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-line-height-alt:13.2pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:21.0pt;color:#BF0071;text-transform:uppercase;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>RESEARCH SCIENTIST IN ARCTIC VARIABILITY & PREDICTABILITY</span></b><b><span style='font-size:16.5pt;color:#6A6C71;text-transform:uppercase'><o:p></o:p></span></b></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Job Reference : </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>SRF20553<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Location : </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>Whiteknights Reading UK<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Closing Date : </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>27/10/2017<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Live Date : </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>15/09/2017<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Salary : </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>29,799 to 41,212 per annum (Grade 6 or 7 depending on experience)<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Employment Type : </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>AR-Research<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>School / Function : </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>School of Mathematical Physical & Computational Sciences<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Department : </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>Meteorology<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Hours Per week : </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>1.00 FTE<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Contract Duration : </span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>Fixed-term for up to 3 years<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>We are seeking to employ a talented researcher to study Arctic variability and predictability, with a focus on seasonal to decadal timescales. There is a growing need for seasonal-to-decadal timescale climate forecasts to help inform local communities and industry stakeholders. This project will seek to better understand the role of natural climate fluctuations in producing recent Arctic sea ice changes on these timescales, and whether they are predictable.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>You will be responsible for: (i) analysing global climate simulations, observations & reanalyses to examine the physical mechanisms of Arctic sea ice & ocean variability, and (ii) designing, producing & analysing a large ensemble of simulations to estimate Arctic predictability as part of a wider European collaboration (APPLICATE). Effective collaboration with other members of the research team and<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>APPLICATE (<a href="http://applicate.eu/"><b><span style='color:#3A3C42;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>http://applicate.eu</span></b></a>) collaborators will be required.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>You will have:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>shortly be expected to achieve:<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>-        A PhD or equivalent in physical or mathematical sciences<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>-        Experience of analysing or running climate models<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>-        Strong scientific computing skills<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>-        An understanding of physical processes relating to Arctic climate<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#3A3C42;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Department of Meteorology, University of Reading</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'><o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>The Department of Meteorology at Reading is the largest of its kind in Europe with over 40 academic staff, 20 senior research staff and fellowship holders, around 90 postdocs and around 70 PhD students. In the 2014 Research Excellence Framework, 86% of our research was graded as world class or internationally excellent and were ranked third in the country in the "Earth Systems and Environmental Science" category for Research Power. The Department hosts around 25 Met Office scientists, the Climate Division of the National Centre for Atmospheric Science (NCAS-Climate), as well as the directorate of NCAS Models and Data and part of the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM).<o:p></o:p></span></p><table class=MsoNormalTable border=0 cellspacing=0 cellpadding=0 width=0 style='width:7.6in'><tr><td width=730 colspan=2 style='width:240.75pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:17.4pt;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#3A3C42;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Informal contact details</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr><td width=191 style='width:63.0pt;background:#F5E3EF;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:17.4pt;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#3A3C42;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Contact role:</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=539 style='width:177.75pt;background:#F5E3EF;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>Principal Investigator<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr><td width=191 style='width:63.0pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:17.4pt;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#3A3C42;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Contact name:</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=539 style='width:177.75pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>Prof Ed Hawkins<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr><td width=191 style='width:63.0pt;background:#F5E3EF;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:17.4pt;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#3A3C42;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Contact phone:</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=539 style='width:177.75pt;background:#F5E3EF;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'> +44 (0)118 378 7991<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr><tr><td width=191 style='width:63.0pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='line-height:17.4pt;vertical-align:baseline'><b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif;color:#3A3C42;border:none windowtext 1.0pt;padding:0in'>Contact email:</span></b><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'><o:p></o:p></span></p></td><td width=539 style='width:177.75pt;padding:0in 0in 0in 0in'><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Times New Roman",serif'>e.hawkins@reading.ac.uk<o:p></o:p></span></p></td></tr></table><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>Closing date: 27 October 2017<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>Interview date to be confirmed<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'>The University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, is a Stonewall Diversity and Global Diversity Champion, and supports the principles of the Race Equality Charter and Athena SWAN.  Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.<o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='margin-bottom:12.0pt;line-height:17.4pt;background:white;vertical-align:baseline'><span style='font-size:12.0pt;font-family:"Lucida Sans",sans-serif;color:#6A6C71'> <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p></div></body></html>