Postdoctoral Position – University of Exeter

Postdoctoral Research Associate or Postdoctoral Research Fellow

University of Exeter – College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Science

This full time post is available immediately on a fixed term basis until 31st March 2020 in the College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences.

The University of Exeter is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of research-intensive universities. We combine world-class teaching with world-class research, and have achieved a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework Award 2017. The University of Exeter has over 22,000 students and 4600 staff from 180 different countries and has 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. We encourage proactive engagement with industry, business and community partners to enhance the impact of research and education and improve the employability of our students.

The post

This position will participate in process-based investigations of the roles of El Nino and other teleconnections in affecting East Asian climate. This Newton Fund funded post is available from 1st September 2018. The successful applicant will be required to work as part of a wider team to investigate the role of model biases and drifts in seasonal-decadal forecasts systems in determining their ability to represent ENSO and ENSO teleconnections to East Asia..

The post will include assessment of the behaviour of two seasonal and two seasonal-decadal prediction systems; the latest Met Office GLOSEA5 and Beijing Climate Centre BCC-CPS seasonal systems, and the Met Office DePreSys and IAP s2d systems. 

About you

The successful applicant will be able to develop research objectives and make presentations at conferences and other events.

Applicants will possess a relevant PhD or equivalent qualification/experience in a related field of study. The successful applicant will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in the discipline to develop research programmes and methodologies. The successful applicant will also be able to work collaboratively, supervise the work of others and act as team leader as required. Applicants will be able to manipulate complex climate model datasets, assess physical processes and prepare papers for publication in high quality journals.

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

Applications should be made via our website. For more information and to apply online please go to Please quote reference number P62800 in any correspondence.

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

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