Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climate Physics

Imperial College London Department of Physics

Job summary

We invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in Climate Physics at Imperial College London. The project aims to produce novel research on the role of clouds for climate variability and change, using interpretable machine learning approaches. The position will be supervised by Dr Paulo Ceppi and will be based in the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, Department of Physics. The successful candidate will have (or be close to...

Job listing information

  • Reference NAT01179
  • Date posted 14 June 2022
  • Closing date 10 July 2022

Key information about the role

  • Location South Kensington Campus (map)
  • Position type Full time, fixed term
  • Salary £41,593 – £49,210 plus benefits
  • Department Department of Physics
  • Category Researcher / Non Clinical Researcher

Job description

Job summary

We invite applications for a two-year postdoctoral position in Climate Physics at Imperial College London. The project aims to produce novel research on the role of clouds for climate variability and change, using interpretable machine learning approaches. The position will be supervised by Dr Paulo Ceppi and will be based in the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group, Department of Physics. The successful candidate will have (or be close to obtaining) a PhD in an area relevant to climate science or meteorology.

Duties and responsibilities

    • Carry out research aimed at understanding the role of clouds for climate.
    • Report on progress and results of this research.
    • Maintain awareness of current progress in relevant research areas.
    • Contribute to an active scientific environment in the Department through group meetings, seminars etc.

Other Duties

    • Contribute to activities such as public engagement, knowledge exchange and policy advice, where appropriate
    • Undertake any necessary training and/or development
    • Fulfil any other duties commensurate with the grade of the post as directed by the Principal Investigator
    • To undertake appropriate administration tasks
    • To attend relevant meetings

Essential requirements

You must have a PhD (or equivalent) in an area relevant to climate science, physics, applied mathematics, or environmental science.

In addition, you must be able to demonstrate the following essential criteria:

  • Track record of producing high quality research publications in peer-reviewed journals and conferences, commensurate with experience.
  • Research experience involving global climate modelling and analysis of large datasets.
  • Knowledge of and interest in climate change science.
  • Understanding of essential physics and dynamics of the atmosphere.
  • Knowledge of scientific computing programming languages such as Python, R or equivalent.
  • Demonstrable communication skills in the English language.
  • Strong physical insight, analytical ability, creativity and self-motivation.
  • Excellent analytical and quantitative research skills.

Further information

The position is available for a fixed term period of up to 24 months starting from August 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £36,694 - £39,888 per annum.

Please include a covering letter with your application, outlining how your experience to date fits with the essential and desirable job criteria. 

Should you have any queries about the application process please contact the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group Administration office via space.sec@imperial.ac.uk. Specific queries on the role can be made to p.ceppi@imperial.ac.uk. For technical issues when applying online please email support.jobs@imperial.ac.uk.

Closing date: 08 July 2022 midnight BST

To apply, visit www.imperial.ac.uk/jobs and search by the job reference NAT01179

Please note that job descriptions cannot be exhaustive and the post-holder may be required to undertake other duties, which are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

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