Postdoctoral Research Fellow to perform research in planetary climate
University of Exeter, College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
United Kingdom

Postdoctoral Research Fellow


Job reference P64608

Date posted 16/11/2018

Application closing date 14/01/2019

Location Exeter

Salary The starting salary will be from £35,211 up to £43,267 on Grade F depending on qualifications and experience. Package Generous holiday allowances, flexible working, pension scheme and relocation package (if applicable).

Job category/type Research


Job description
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences


The above full time post if available immediately on a 2 year fixed-term basis.


The University of Exeter is a Russell Group university combining world-class teaching with world-class research. We have over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and have been rated the WhatUni2017 International Student Choice. Our research focuses on some of the most fundamental issues facing humankind today, with 98% of our research rated as being of international quality in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework.


The post

The College wishes to recruit a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to perform research in planetary climate, including but not limited to Earth's climate.


You will perform theoretical and computational studies into the nature of extreme climates on Earth and other terrestrial planets. These studies may include, for example, research into the nature of the equable climates of the early Eocene, or the nature of the hydrology cycle on slowly rotating planetary bodies such as Titan, or the interaction of a planetary atmosphere with its ocean. The overall goal is to set Earth's climate in the context of planetary climates more generally, learning lessons that may be applicable to Earth's future climate.


About you

You will be able to develop research objectives, projects and proposals; identify sources of research funding and contribute to the process of securing funds and make presentations at conferences and other events.


Applicants will:


- Possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study


- Be authority in climate dynamics and possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies


- Be able to work collaboratively and help supervise the work of others as needed


- Have experience in numerical modelling and in geophysical fluid dynamics is advantageous


What we can offer you


-Freedom (and the support) to pursue your intellectual interests and to work creatively across disciplines to produce internationally exciting research


-Support teams that understand the University wide research and teaching goals and partner with our academics accordingly


-An Innovation, Impact and Business directorate that works closely with our academics providing specialist support for external engagement and development


-Our Exeter Academic initiative supporting high performing academics to achieve their potential and develop their career


-A multitude of staff benefits including sector leading benefits around maternity, adoption and shared parental leave (up to 26 weeks full pay), Paternity leave (up to 6 weeks full pay), and a new Fertility Treatment Policy


- A beautiful campus set in the heart of stunning Devon



To view the Job Description and Person Specification document please click here


For further information please contact Professor Geoffrey Vallis or 01392 725710.


The department is proud to have a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of their commitment and impact to providing equality of opportunity and advancing the representation of women in STEM/M subjects. All of the University of Exeter's STEM/M departments hold an Athena SWAN award.


The University of Exeter is an equal opportunity employer. We are officially recognised as a Disability Confident employer and an Athena Swan accredited institution. Whilst all applicants will be judged on merit alone, we particularly welcome applications from groups currently underrepresented in the workforce.

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