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[Met-jobs] RESEARCH SCIENTIST POSITION in New Zealand

From Andy Ziegler <andy.ziegler@metservice.com>
To met-jobs <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 22 Jan 2013 16:51:40 +1300

Hi,

Could you please add the following job advertisement to your mailing list?

Thank you.

Regards,
Andy

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Short Description
Are you curious about the weather? Do you want to predict its future in New Zealand and around the world? Spending your day with computers is your ideal? Then here is your chance to put all these together.

Description
As part of our Energy & Automated Prediction Service team this role involves you with prototyping and testing new computer weather forecasting systems. You could be working on models of the atmosphere, advanced statistical and machine learning methods, and pre-operational development of systems.  
We work in a commercial environment and this opportunity will allow you to use your knowledge to come up with innovative ways to achieve lasting results in a global market.  
Ideally we expect you to have an honours degree or above in mathematics or physics.  Alternatively, your application will be helped by a computer science qualification at these levels. 
Knowledge of meteorology and/or WRF modelling and/or statistical techniques for forecasting is not essential but would be beneficial.
We also want more from you.  Are you a good communicator of scientific and mathematical concepts to non-scientific people?  Do you have solid programming experience together with a strong willingness to test and develop new ideas and strategies?  Do you get enthusiastic about statistical analysis and forecasting?  If yes, then we want to hear from you!
Yes we want a lot.  In return we provide a great working environment and staff benefits.  You’ll also have plenty of thinking time when you join our skilled and knowledgeable Researchers who create within a supportive and collaborative team. 

Please apply by answering the screening questions below and sending a cover letter and a CV to
recruitment@metservice.com
Screening questions:
  1. Please state the highest relevant degree that you hold, your major subject and the university from which you obtained this degree.
  2. If applicable, please comment on the programmes/languages you have used in a scientific environment.
  3. If applicable, do you know of any reason why you would not be granted a visa to work in New Zealand?
  4. What is your availability to commence employment in 2013?
  5. How did you find out about this career opportunity?

Applications close 5:00pm 28 January 2013

Contact Details
Dr. Andy Ziegler
Manager, Forecasting Research
MetService
30 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, Wellington 6012
PO Box 722, Wellington 6140, New Zealand

+64 4 4700 700   
andy.ziegler@metservice.com



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