[Met-jobs] University of Reading – 2 PDRA’s in Earth Observation

University of Reading, Meteorology Department
2 x Postdoctoral Research Assistants in Earth Observation (RS14076)

We are seeking to recruit two talented, statistically literate researchers for a new European Commission “Horizon 2020” project to revolutionise the exploitation of Earth observations to quantify global climate change during the era of space-based remote sensing.

Working with Professor Chris Merchant, Dr Jon Mittaz and an international team, the successful candidates will

– help define and apply international best practice in creating climate data records that reflect the changes in Earth’s climate across the past four decades.

– help develop methods to quantify all aspects of the uncertainty of climate data records derived by remote sensing, to ensure the rigour of observational evidence relating to climate change.

– create new climate data records for satellite radiances and for quantifying the surface temperatures of Earth.
Closing Date: 16 January 2015
Interview Date: 29 January 2015
Fixed Term (up to 48 months), Full Time

For more details and to formally apply, please visit http://ift.tt/1Dk80RG

or contact Human Resources, University of Reading, Whiteknights, PO Box 217, Reading RG6 6AH. Telephone +44(0)118 378 6771 (voicemail). Reference RS14076

The University of Reading values a diverse workforce and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The Meteorology Department at the University of Reading holds an Athena SWAN Silver award for recognising commitment to advancing women’s careers in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine employment (STEMM) in higher education and research.


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