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[Met-jobs] Senior Scientist in Climate Risk and Prediction at MeteoSwiss

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MeteoSwiss, the Swiss Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology, is by 
Federal mandate the national provider of weather and climate services in 
Switzerland. It provides services to the public, government, research and 
commercial users. Its Climate Analysis Team performs statistical analyses of 
climatological observations and modelling data. We currently have a vacancy for 

Senior Scientist in Climate Risk and Prediction 

This post holds the responsibility for the topic of climate risk management 
covering issues such as short range climate forecasting, downscaling climate 
model data and the statistical analysis of climate risk based on the past. The 
position includes the responsibility for the acquisition, implementation and 
administration of applied research, development and client-driven projects. The 
successful candidate will be in charge of the scientific and organisational 
supervision of the corresponding project staff. He or she will liaise with 
internal and external partners and clients and will be responsible for the 
development and deployment of resulting tools and products. The duties include 
the representation of MeteoSwiss in national and international organisations. 
You will publish the findings in reports and scientific journals and present 
them at national and international conferences.

The applicant should have a university degree in natural sciences and have 
completed a dissertation in the field of climatology, meteorology, statistics 
or physics. Alongside being a proactive team player experience in leading 
projects is mandatory. Proven know how in climate statistics, climate model 
evaluation and/or climate processes is expected. The candidate should be 
familiar with UNIX, handling complex data sets and be able to program in R and 
other languages. The applicant should enjoy converting scientific findings into 
applied products and fostering their application. The candidate should have 
good verbal and written communication skills in English and German - and, 
ideally, in one of the other Swiss national languages.

We are seeking a motivated and communicative person, in return for which we 
offer a diverse and interesting post in an ambitious enterprise and a 
multifaceted and fascinating environment at the interface between research and 
application, as well as leading-edge tools and opportunities for continuous 
professional development. 

This post is based in Zurich, Switzerland.

Please submit your application no later than 4. November 2011 at

For further technical details regarding this post, please contact 
Dr. M. Liniger, tel. +41 (0)44 256 93 27 or PD Dr. C. Appenzeller, tel. +41 
(0)44 256 93 88 

Mark Liniger Kerland
Head Climate Analysis

Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss
Climate Services

Kraehbuehlstrasse 58
Postfach 514
CH-8044 Zuerich

Tel:          +41 44 256 91 11
Tel (direct): +41 44 256 93 27
Fax:          +41 44 256 92 78

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