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[Met-jobs] Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Scientist vacancy-UK Met Office

From "Davison, Amanda" <>
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Date Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:02:02 +0100

Job opportunity

Met O 002195

Job title:

Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Scientist

Generic role:

Scientist/Foundation Scientist

Role ID:

RD006 or


Science and Engineering

Starting salary:

£25,500 with progression to £31,500 or
£21,250 with progression to £26,250
Starting salary = Development Zone minimum, to Contribution Zone maximum.

Vacancy no.:



Met Office, Exeter

Type of appointment:

Full time

Appointment duration:


Closing date:

21 October 2011




The Hydro-Meteorological R&D team develops and improves models and post-processing systems to provide short-range forecasts of precipitation, snowmelt, runoff and soil moisture. Stochastic rainfall nowcasts (0-6 hour range) are currently produced by the Short Term Ensemble Prediction System (STEPS) which is implemented within the Met Office?s UK Numerical Weather Prediction Post-Processing (UKPP) system and provides important guidance to the joint Environment Agency/Met Office Flood Forecasting Centre (FFC) and the equivalent facility for Scotland.

Current precipitation forecasting R&D aims to deliver a seamless short range (48 hours), high resolution (2 km) ensemble precipitation forecast by blending forecasts from storm-scale and synoptic-scale deterministic and probabilistic configurations of the Met Office?s Unified Model (MetUM) using cascade modelling framework from STEPS.

Purpose of job

To develop, test, implement and write-up new and improved methods for providing seamless high-resolution probabilistic precipitation forecasts for the UK using advanced ensemble nowcast techniques and Numerical Weather Prediction model outputs.

Job responsibilities

Qualifications, skills and abilities required



Additional information

Training will be provided as necessary in software tools and project management.

About the Met Office

With some 1,800 people across 60 sites around the globe, the Met Office
provides world-leading weather and climate services in the UK and overseas. 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 a wide range of commercial sectors.

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.

To find out more, and to apply online, please visit:


Mandi Davison HR Co-ordinator (Science and TIS)
DG-06 Met Office  FitzRoy Road  Exeter  Devon  EX1 3PB  United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1392 886027 Fax: +44 (0)1392 886021
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