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[Met-jobs] Position at Norwegian Meteorological Institute in Tromso

From Helge Tangen <>
Cc Nick Hughes <>
Date Tue, 16 Apr 2013 14:32:22 +0000 (UTC)

Dear Colleagues,

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute in Tromsø has an immediate opening for a permanent position as Researcher within the Ice Service to work on applied science and development. The Ice Service produces high resolution ice charts of the European and Weddell Sea sectors of the Arctic and Antarctic respectively. In addition it is also engaged in research projects for national and international funding agencies as well as commercial clients. The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

The position will cover work on the development of geospatial data processing software including ice charting tools, research into new techniques for sea ice information extraction from satellite data, particularly active microwave sensors, and involve the candidate working on national and international research projects as well as analysis of ice conditions for Ice Service customers.
The successful candidate will have education to postgraduate level (Masters) or higher in a geoscience discipline, experience with software development in Python, and experience with application development using Geographic Information System (GIS) software libraries.  A research background in active microwave satellite sensors, i.e. Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) or radar altimeters will be an advantage, and they should also have experience working with Linux-based PC systems, and with national and international collaboration on project work including writing papers, reports and proposals.  The ability to develop solutions to set goals and good teamwork skills are important, as well as good skills in written and oral communication in English and Norwegian
For the full position description, please see the 'Researcher with the Norwegian Ice Service' link on  Applications should be entered online through the 'Send application' link at the bottom of the job description page.  Closing date for applications is 5 May 2013.

Any questions can be directed to Nick Hughes, Leader of the Ice Service (+47 77 62 13 00, or Helge Tangen, Regional Director (+47 77 62 13 02,

Best regards,
Helge Tangen

Regional Director
Norwegian Meteorological Institute
Forecasting Center for Northern Norway
P.O. Box 6314, NO-9293 Tromso
Tel: +47 7762 1300

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