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[Met-jobs] Vacant position, spatial modeling in climatology at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute

From Ole Einar Tveito <>
Date Fri, 1 Feb 2013 14:43:40 +0000 (UTC)

VACANCY: Scientist, spatial modeling of Norwegian climatology.

In the Division for Climate Services, Section for Climate Data and Spatial 
Analysis there is vacant position for a scientist that will work in the 
exciting intersection between numerical atmospheric modeling and statistical 
climatological analysis. You will, together with other scientists at the 
Institute exploit atmospheric models and weather radar observation, combined 
with statistical analysis of observations to describe the climate at any 
location in Norway. It should improve the quantity, quality and availability of 
gridded climatological data. The position has a focus on operationalization, 
user contact and communication.

The Climate Services Division has 21 employees and shall provide users with 
high quality climate data and information about climate. The Division is 
responsible for the content and quality of the institute’s climate data bases 
and data distribution channels. The Division and is organized in two section 
plus staff. 

Work tasks:
• Develop methodology for spatial distribution of climate data in various 
spatial and temporal resolutions
• Develop methodology for describing the wind climatology of Norway
• Validation and uncertainty assessment of gridded climate data (gridded 
observations, re-analyses data and hindcast data)
• Support internal and external research projects
• Support development of data quality algorithms
• User contact and climate communication

• University degree (M.Sc/PhD or equivalent) in geosciences or equivalent.
• Proven expertise in statistics, preferably spatial statistics (geostatistics)
• Expertise in atmospheric models
• Good knowledge in statistical and dynamical downscaling techniques
• Knowledge of climatological issues and experience in handling meteorological 
or hydrological data.
• Programming knowledge and experience in Fortran, C++, R, Python or perl.
• Knowledge in data management, relational databases, programming and 
geographical information systems (GIS) is an advantage.
• Experience in project and development work.
• Is creative and committed.
• Is systematic, reliable and result oriented;
• Has good team working skills, yet able to work independently as well as in 
• Have excellent oral and written communication skills in English. Good skills 
in Norwegian would be an advantage. 

• Scientific challenges within a field important for the society
• A modern technological environment
• Good opportunities for self-development
• Flexible working conditions
• Salary as 1108/1109/1110/1183 researcher depending on qualifications
• Membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
• Six months mutual trial period.
According to our policy, we aim at a staff complement that reflects the 
population of Norway with respect to gender as well as cultural diversity. The 
institute employs researchers from a number of different nations.
For further information, please contact Division Director Per-Ove Kjensli, or 
Section Head Ole Einar Tveito, tlf. (+47) 22 96 30 00.

Applications must be submitted electronically, see "Vacant positions" at

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