Job opportunities at the IEA

Applied Meteorologist / Data Analyst

We are looking to grow our analytics team and seek an entrepreneurial, talented and dedicated meteorologist to work on a range of cutting-edge commercial product development projects.

Applications close on August 31, 2020, interviews will be held on September 10.

Besides outstanding technical qualifications and experience, candidates should be eager to learn, adaptable and motivated to turn scientific insight into commercial solutions to real-world problems. In return we offer the chance to work on a broad range of fast-moving and intellectually stimulating projects with the opportunity to travel overseas.

You will take a leading role in sourcing weather and climate data, running weather models, producing and verifying weather forecasts and analysing data. Applicants must have:

  •  Postgraduate degree in meteorology, climate science, oceanography or related field
  •  Good working knowledge of statistics
  •  Strong programming skills (preferably in Python)
  •  A creative mindset and a professional manner
  •  Excellent written and oral communication skills
  •  Ability to work to tight deadlines and find innovative solutions to technical development challenges

Experience of working in a commercial or operational environment would be highly desirable.

Please note that we are keen to start the successful candidate as soon as possible following the interviews.


Job reference: SRF33251

Location: Whiteknights Reading UK

Closing date: 31/08/2020

Salary: £30,942-£40,322 per annum

Employment type: PM-ALC

Department: Institute for Environmental Analytics

Hours per week: Full time

Employment Basis/Type: Fixed term to 31/10/2021

Reading University is committed to having a diverse and inclusive workforce, supports the gender equality Athena SWAN Charter and the Race Equality Charter, and is a Diversity Champion for Stonewall, the leading LGBT+ rights organisation. Applications for job-share, part-time and flexible working arrangements are welcomed and will be considered in line with business needs.

To apply and for the full details, as well as informal contact information, visit the University of Reading recruitment page which includes a link to the full job description and person specification.