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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 a 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 www.stelle.admin.ch 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 Switzerland Tel: +41 44 256 91 11 Tel (direct): +41 44 256 93 27 Fax: +41 44 256 92 78 mailto:email@example.com http://www.meteoswiss.ch/
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