Vacancy for Science Manager, UK CPOM and UK COMET

Tim Wright [SEE] T.J.Wright at
Wed Sep 18 10:58:38 UTC 2019

Science Manager, UK CPOM and UK COMET

The University of Leeds is hiring a joint science manager for the Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling (CPOM) and the Centre for Observation and Modelling of Earthquakes, Volcanoes, and Tectonics (COMET).

CPOM and COMET are world-leading research centres operating on a combined budget of around £4 million per year. Both centres are funded by the Natural Environment Research Council to provide UK national capability in satellite observations and numerical modelling, and work closely with the European Space Agency and a wide range of other national and international organisations.

The manager's role is to lead and develop our core science operations and strategic partnerships, which are carried out by around 15 staff including the Centre Directors, Science Leaders, Science Staff, with the help of a support team.  We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and independent person for this role, and a PhD or equivalent experience in Earth or Environmental Science is essential.

If you would like to discuss any aspect of the role, please contact either Andy Shepherd (CPOM Director, a.shepherd at<mailto:a.shepherd at>) or Tim Wright (COMET Director, t.j.wright at<mailto:t.j.wright at>)

The post is full time for 5 years in the first instance.

Salary is in the range £41,526 to £49,553 p.a.

Closing date for applications is Friday 4th October 2019

For details of what the role could involve or to apply for the position visit

See also the CPOM and COMET websites  and

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