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Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Observational Constraints on Aerosol-Cloud Interactions

Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Observational Constraints on Aerosol-Cloud Interactions

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University of Oxford

The post-holder will be part of the dynamic Climate Processes research group 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.

AOPP’s research can be broadly categorized into climate physics and planetary research. Cross-cutting themes of planetary circulation & composition as well as cross-cutting methodologies (theory, observations, modelling) intrinsically link these research areas. 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.


Oxford, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland


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

Full time

Entry level

£32,817 - £40,322 p.a.

Preferred education

Application deadline
18 December 2019

21 October 2019

Job description

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Research Assistant in novel observational constraints on aerosol – cloud interactions

The post is available for a fixed-term duration of 36 months.

This position will develop novel observational constraints on aerosol – cloud interactions as part of a dynamic team working EU H2020 project Constrained aerosol forcing for improved climate projections (FORCeS). A particular focus of this post will be the development of observational constraints from remote-sensing and in-situ measurements and their application to high-resolution and climate models.

The successful candidate will work closely with national and international collaborators and be expected to develop innovative approaches. The results should be presented at national and international meetings as well as published in high-impact publications.

The postholder will act as a source of information to colleagues and will have the opportunity to teach.

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

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 observations or modelling and a demonstrated drive and ability to perform novel research of international standing.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Professor Philip Stier (

How to apply

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