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Postdoctoral Researcher in Aerosol, Cloud and Precipitation Interactions

Postdoctoral Researcher in Aerosol, Cloud and Precipitation Interactions


University of Oxford

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Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics Sub-department

The post-holder will be based in the Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics sub- department, which is one of the six sub-departments that together make up the Department of Physics; these are Astrophysics, Atomic and Laser Physics, Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics, Condensed Matter Physics, Particle Physics and Theoretical Physics, with a seventh function (Central Physics) providing administrative and technical support to these sub- departments. Members of all sub-departments take part in research, teaching and matters such as examinations, discussion of syllabi, lectures and liaison with undergraduates and postgraduate students.

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Oxford, United Kingdom


Relevant divisions
Atmospheric Sciences (AS)
Climate: Past, Present & Future (CL)

Full time


£32,236 - £39,609 per year

Preferred education

Application deadline
29 March 2019

26 February 2019

Job description

We are looking for an outstanding researcher to join the dynamic Climate Processes Group ( within the sub-Department of Atmospheric, Oceanic and Planetary Physics (AOPP). The posts are available for a fixed-term period of three years.

This position, part of the European Research Council project constRaining the EffeCts of Aerosols on Precipitation (RECAP), will be at the forefront of developing novel ideas and tools for the assessments of aerosol, cloud and precipitation interactions. This post will address aerosol- precipitation interactions bottom-up, employing detailed high-resolution CRM/LES modelling clouds, aerosols and their interactions from local to regional scales.

Successful applicants will work closely with national and international collaborators and are expected to develop innovative modelling approaches. The results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications.Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Aerosol, Cloud and Precipitation Interactions. The post is available initially for a fixed-term duration of 36 months.

Applicants should possess, or be close to completion of a PhD/Doctorate in atmospheric physics or a related field and a strong track-record in high-resolution cloud modelling.

The ability and drive to work collaboratively, yet independently, as part of a team is essential. 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. Additional experience with either atmospheric dynamics or modelling of cloud and aerosol processes would be of benefit.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Philip Stier ( Further information can be found at Oxford University Recruitment Webpages.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application. Referees are also required to submit their references to: by the closing date.

How to apply

Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Friday 29 March 2019 through the Oxford University Recruitment Webpages can be considered.