February 2012
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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Research Associate at MeteoSwiss (Switzerland)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Tue, 7 Feb 2012 09:33:16 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss provides
services to the general public, to the scientific community and to
private and commercial users. The climate division, to which this post
is assigned, performs statistical analyses to observed and modelled
climate data and is responsible to provide and communicate these results
to its customers. MeteoSwiss currently has a vacancy for a

Research Associate in Climate Scenarios and Applications

As a research associate you are responsible for post-processing climate
scenario data to add value for our customers. For this purpose you apply
the latest physical and statistical methodologies to modelled and
observed datasets. Possible examples are the analyses of climate
indicators or weather classifications but also the study of extreme
events in a future climate. A topical issue is also the useful
combination of observed and modelled data. You get your work published
in scientific journals and in customer-related reports/bulletins, and
present your findings at national and international conferences. This
position further involves collaborations with our internal and external
partners and in particular with the Centre for Climate Systems Modeling

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 proven know-how in climate statistics,
climate model evaluation and/or climate processes is expected. You
should be familiar with UNIX, handling complex data sets and be able to
program in "R" and other languages. You should enjoy converting
scientific findings into applied products and fostering their
application. You should demonstrate good verbal and written
communication skills in German and English. Knowledge of another of
Switzerland's national languages would be an advantage.

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 temporary post is limited to two years and is affiliated in the
climate information group in Zurich Switzerland.

Please submit your application no later than 19 February 2012 at
<>. Go to: Stellenangebot >> Stichwort
"MeteoSchweiz". Or directly via:

If you would like more information on the post offered, please contact
Dr. M. Croci-Maspoli, tel. +41 44 256 94 06
(<>) or PD Dr. C. Appenzeller, tel.
+41 44 256 93 88.

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