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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Scientist - Ensemble Prediction System, Met Office, UK

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 19 Aug 2011 08:06:06 +0000

Scientist – Ensemble Prediction System
£25,500 with progression to £31,500 or £29,930 with progression to £38,325 
depending
on skills and experience

Based in Exeter
Full-time, fixed three year contract

This is an excellent chance to join an unique and high profile organisation 
with an excellent
reputation that’s home to world-class science and cutting-edge technological 
capabilities.

The role
This is an opportunity to play a key role in a new project aimed at providing 
improved
projections of future climate variability and change. These will be designed to 
inform
climate adaptation decisions with potential to affect millions of people 
worldwide. You’ll
enjoy a high profile – both within the Met Office and in the wider climate 
science community.

Specifically, your remit will be to provide the groundwork for the construction 
of a new
modelling system for predicting climate anomalies and extreme events over the 
next
30 years. You will run and analyse experiments that test how well our latest 
computer
models handle climate predictions, and how well we represent uncertainties in 
the results.
Your judgements and feedback will inform the way we develop the new prediction 
system.

The person
With a relevant PhD (or equivalent postgraduate experience), you’ll ideally 
bring us
strong research experience in climate or weather systems, most likely with a 
similar
organisation or with a leading university. Your background will almost 
certainly be in
maths or the physical sciences. To succeed, you’ll also need an innovative, 
incisive
approach to problem-solving coupled with the all-round communication and
team-working skills to convey both your enthusiasm and expertise to colleagues
collaborating on this project.

About the Met Office
Beyond weather. That's the best way to describe our work here at the Met Office.
With some 1,800 people across 60 sites around the globe, we provide 
world-leading
weather and climate services in the UK and overseas. Today, our products and
services meet the needs of many different customers - from the general public,
government and schools, through broadcasters and new media, to civil aviation
and businesses in every sector imaginable. Everything we do, every area of our
work, has a real impact on people’s lives.

The rewards
Along with a competitive salary, you can look forward to a bonus scheme,
Civil Service pension, 25 days’ holiday, enhanced maternity and adoption
leave, plus excellent learning and development opportunities.

Apply
To find out more, and to apply online, please visit:
http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/jobs/current-vacancies
Closing date: 20 September 2011.



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