|From||"Chalcraft, Rachel" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Mon, 8 Oct 2012 12:32:50 +0100|
Met O 002552 (INT)
MetOffice@Reading consists of approximately 25 Met Office scientists based in the world renowned Reading University Department of Meteorology. The Reading unit is part of the Met Office Academic Partnership and its purpose is to enable collaborative work with University researchers. The Mesoscale Modelling Research Group is part of the Atmospheric Processes and Parameterisations section of the Met Office (the rest of which is in Exeter) and also works closely with the MetOffice@Reading Advanced Nowcasting group. The group carries out work on various aspects of km – 100m scale short range versions of the Unified Model in collaboration with both university scientists and Met Office scientists in Exeter. Current foci of work in the group include representation of convection, predictability and ensembles and urban meteorology.
Purpose of job
To carry out collaborative research into high resolution versions of the Unified Model and their applications.
Qualifications, skills and abilities required
This post will be based in MetOffice@Reading which is located at Reading University. The post will require some travel to the Met Office HQ in Exeter (mostly day trips but occasional longer stays, e.g. for training courses and workshops).
The postholder will have the opportunity to become involved in various university projects including field programs and will have access to numerous research groups, seminars etc in the Reading University Meteorology Department.
In the longer term the post holder may have the opportunity to develop their career further by transferring to the Met Office HQ in Exeter.
If the successful candidate is currently in a role within the Met Office Scientific Framework, they will ordinarily remain in the role to which they are currently mapped.
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