Postdoctoral Research Assistant in Aerosol-Cloud Interactions in the Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems (NextGEMS)

We are looking for an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher in our dynamic Climate Processes Group. The post is available immediately for a fixed-term period of 3 years.

The focus of this project will be to develop novel machine-learning based constraints on clouds, aerosols, their interactions and feedbacks, combining remote-sensing and in-situ observations, high-resolution and climate modelling with modern machine learning approaches.

This position, part of EU H2020 collaborative project Next Generation Earth Modelling Systems (NextGEMS), with leading partners across Europe, will be at the forefront of the development of the next generation of Earth System Models, and provide the opportunity to assess aerosol-cloud interactions, including aerosol-convection interactions, in global cloud resolving climate models.

The successful applicant will work closely with international collaborators and is expected to develop, implement and exploit innovative modelling approaches. This includes the development and implementation of a reduced complexity aerosol representation suitable for global cloud resolving modelling; testing and evaluation of the modelling system in regional and global configurations; and the analysis of clouds, aerosols and their interactions in global cloud resolving simulations.

Please direct enquiries about the role to Philip Stier.

You will be required to upload a supporting statement, CV and details of two referees as part of your online application. Further particulars and the application form can be found on the Oxford University recruitment webpage.

Only electronic applications received through this form before the deadline of 12.00 midday on 30 June 2021 can be considered.

PhD Students

We are keen to recruit exceptional PhD students. Applications from EU/UK applicants are considered by the Physical Climate Stream of our graduate school, the Doctoral Training Partnership in Environmental Research. International applications are made directly to the Physics Department.
The next application deadline will be in January 2022.


We may be able to support the application from outstanding applicants through fellowships. Please find a comprehensive list of fellowship schemes as well as our internal selection deadlines on our fellowship webpages and direct informal enquiries to Philip Stier.