September 2011
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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Research Scientist at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (Norway)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:20:31 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

RESEARCH-SCIENTIST - statistical downscaling
The Research and Development Department (R&D) is responsible for
developing and increasing the
understanding of weather and ocean forecast, air pollution, climate and
climate outlook. The Department participates in national and
international cooperation, and has approximately 75 employees in five
divisions: Division of Model and Climate Analyses, Division of Numerical
Weather Prediction, Division of Ocean and Ice, Division for Climate
Modelling and Air Pollution, and the Division for Operational
Oceanography and Marine Meteorology.

- A permanent position as a research scientist is available in the
Division of Model and Climate Analyses. The division currently has 11
scientists working on the downscaling of global climate models, climate
analysis, historical as well as future climate change, statistical
verification and diagnosis of weather forecasting, and dissemination of
climate information. We want to strengthen our expertise in local
climate modelling, and seek a person with expertise in the following
disciplines: (1) empirical - statistical methodology for the downscaling
of projections from global climate models, (2) analysis and modelling of
local climatological conditions, (3) statistical adaptation of results
from regional or global climate models.

Specific job responsibilities:
• Develop methodology on empirical-statistical downscaling of results
from global climate models (GCMs), especially for precipitation and wind.
• Downscaling if GCMs and uncertainty estimations.
• Analysis of historical climate change and downscaled climate
projections from various global and regional climate models.
• Facilitate data provision from climate models for the study of local
and regional climate changes.
• Dissemination of results.
• Participate in national and international research projects and

Qualifications, skills and abilities required:
• PhD with degree within relevant areas of geosciences, statistics,
physics or equivalent.
• Demonstrated high level of skill in statistical modelling and analysis.
• Demonstrated high level of knowledge of linear algebra.
• Good knowledge of climate variability and change, and of the
processing of large 4-dimensional data (space and time).
• Demonstrated good knowledge in computing and programming, and
experience with of the programming language R or equivalent.
• Good knowledge of physical climatology, climate models.

We look for a person who
•is systematic, responsible and have a problem solving approach.
•demonstrated capability in leading projects and in working successfully
in a team environment
•good communication and human relations skills
•demonstrated skills in oral and written presentations in English

We offer:
• Professional challenges in a modern technological environment.
• Good opportunities for personal development.
• Flexible work hours.
• Salary as 1108/1109/1110/1183 researcher depending on qualifications.
• Membership in Statens Pensjonskasse (the Norwegian Public Service
Pension Fund).
• Pleasant working environment.
• 6-month probation.

We encourage women to apply for the position.

It is a political objective that the staff should reflect the
composition of the population in general when it comes to cultural

Further information can be obtained by contacting the Head of Division
of Model and Climate Analyses Torill Engen Skaugen or research scientist
Rasmus Benestad, phone. 22 96 30 00.

Application deadline: 30th September 2011.

Applications must be submitted electronically: Search or browse
<> under "Vacant positions".

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