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

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 17 Sep 2012 15:18:16 +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 the capacity building Project CLIMANDES

CLIMANDES (Climate Services with emphasis on the Andes as a support for
decision Making) is a capacity building project between Switzerland and
Peru, which is financed by the Swiss Agency for Development and
Cooperation. As project collaborator you are associated at Module 2 that
focuses on the quality control and homogenization of climate data and in
addition the allocation of climate indicators. Your task will be to
apply these items to the needs of the national weather service in Peru
(SENAMHI). Thereby you are in regular and tight contact with SENAMHI as
well as with the project staff at MeteoSwiss.

The applicant should have a university degree in natural sciences. A
completed dissertation in the field of climatology, meteorology,
statistics or environmental science is desirable. Alongside proven
know-how in climate statistics and climate processes is expected. You
should be familiar with UNIX, handling complex data sets and be able to
program in "R" and other programming languages. Good verbal and written
communication skills in Spanish and German (or English) are a
prerequisite. Regular stays of several weeks at our project partner in
Lima (Peru) are necessary for this position.

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 between climatology and
capacity building. In addition we provide leading-edge tools and
opportunities for continuous professional development.

This temporary post is limited to two years (with the possibility of a
one year extension) and is affiliated in the climate information group
in Zurich.

Please submit your application no later than 24 September 2012 at
<> >> Stellenangebot >> Stichwort "MeteoSchweiz".

If you would like more information on the post offered, please contact
Dr. M. Croci-Maspoli, tel. 044 256 94 06

Mischa Croci-Maspoli, Dr. sc. nat.
Head of Climate Information

Federal Department of Home Affairs FDHA
Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss

Kraehbuehlstrasse 58, P.O. Box 514, CH-8044 Zurich, Switzerland

Tel:          +41 44 256 91 11
Tel (direct): +41 44 256 94 06
Fax:          +41 44 256 92 78

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