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[Met-jobs] Postdoc - Météo-France - SESAR project

From eufarsecretary <>
Date Mon, 05 Mar 2012 11:07:05 +0100

Proposal for a post-doctoral research position in



Laboratory: CNRM/GAME (Centre National de Recherches Météorologiques/Groupe d'études de l'Atmosphère Météorologique), Météo-France, Toulouse, France (

The EU-funded SESAR WP11.2 project includes the demonstration of probabilistic weather products for the aviation sector, using the latest generation of ensemble prediction systems. One aim is to blend high-resolution, limited-area ensemble products from several European weather services, with an emphasis on dangerous convective events. There are significant challenges in the design and validation of such a blending procedure, which shall lead to a prototype weather product generator for the aviation community.

The proposed post-doctoral position will be part of this project. The recruit will work in a small team dedicated to ensemble forecasting at CNRM/GAME, and he/she will interact with correspondents at the British and German meteorological services (the UK Met Office and Deutscher Wetterdienst). The tasks will be (1) to facilitate the exchange and archiving of ensemble field data, (2) to solve scientific and technical issues related to the blending of data from different models, (3) to design and to validate post-processing and blending algorithms in order to extract maximum value from an unprecedented dataset of high resolution ensemble output. Appropriate training and supervision will be given by the host team. The recruit will be encouraged to publish in the peer-reviewed meteorological literature.

The recruit should be able to work in English, have good practical skills with Unix scripts and Fortran-90 (or equivalent) programming, some previous research experience (PhD recommended), and a strong background in atmospheric numerical modelling, physics and ensemble prediction. Applications from closely related fields will be considered as well.

The initial hiring is expected to start around mid-2012, it will cover 18 months with a possibility of extension. The net salary proposed will be in the range 2500€ to 3100€, depending on the candidate's experience.

Applications will be accepted by e-mail only, until 31 March 2012. They should comprise: a CV with scientific experience, a letter of motivation with availability date, and some referee name(s). Applications and queries should be sent to the following e-mail addresses:


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