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[Met-jobs] Job opportunity at the Met Office - closes 2nd June

From "Chalcraft, Rachel" <rachel.chalcraft@metoffice.gov.uk>
To "'met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk'" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Thu, 2 May 2013 10:43:33 +0000

Radar R&D Scientist

Salary: Starting £21,250 and for exceptional candidates up to £24,250 or £25,500 and for exceptional candidates up to £29,100 + competitive benefits, including Civil Service Pension

Generic role: Foundation Scientist or Scientist

Profession: Science and Engineering

Permanent. Full time at Met Office, Exeter

Opening date for applications: 1 May 2013

Closing date for applications: 2 June 2013

 

Background information

Observations are fundamental to almost all the services the Met Office provides, being used: directly in products for external customers; for initialising Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) computer models; for verification of forecasts; as the basis for many weather/climate related consultancy services; and for providing evidence of climate change.

Several exciting opportunities to work in the Radar R&D teams have arisen which will give the successful applicant a chance to contribute to the research, development and operational implementation of advanced hardware and signal processing improvements to our radar network. As part of an ambitious engineering project, the network of radars are being refurbished and upgraded with dual-polarisation technology. The post-holders will be responsible for the assessment of upgraded radar performance and development of quality metrics and/or the development and evaluation of algorithms to make use of dual polarisation to improve quantitative precipitation estimates (QPEs).

 

Specific job purpose

To provide scientific analysis to support the roll-out of Dual Polarisation technology to the UK weather Radar Network and further develop the use of Dual Polarisation parameters for Quantitative Precipitation Estimation.

 

Specific job responsibilities

·          Foundation Scientist: Support Radar R&D work in order to deliver defined project outcomes.
Scientist: Carry out Radar R&D work in order to deliver defined project outcomes.

·          Scientist: Evaluate and promote opportunities for improvements in Radar Systems or Processing in order to increase capability or efficiency.

·          Foundation Scientist: To contribute to the presentation of the Radar Teams' work to ensure requirements are met and customer satisfaction is maintained.
Scientist: Liaise with users of R&D outputs to ensure requirements are met and customer satisfaction is maintained.

·          Carry out ongoing personal development to grow skills and improve team working within Observations R&D.

·          Foundation Scientist: Contribute to scientific and technical documentation in order to ensure successful implementation of change and to promote the work and reputation of the Met Office.
Scientist: Write scientific and technical documentation in order to ensure successful implementation of change and to promote the work and reputation of the Met Office.

·          Scientist: Contribute to writing the work plan for the team including proposals for collaborations as required.

 

Qualifications, skills and abilities required

Essential

·          Foundation Scientist: A degree in a physical science or equivalent experience
Scientist: A PhD in Atmospheric Science, Remote Sensing or other discipline relevant to Radar.

·          Foundation Scientist: Experience of programming in C,C++ or Python.
Scientist: Experience writing or modifying moderately complex programs in C, C++ or Python.

·          Proven track record of good analytical and problem solving skills.

·          Foundation Scientist: Experience of manipulating and analysing large data sets
Scientist: A track record of skilfully manipulating and analysing large data sets to support scientific analysis.

·          Evidence of good oral and written communication skills.

·          Evidence of an ability to work effectively in a team as well as independently.

Desirable

·          Foundation Scientist: Experience of using ground-based remote sensing data to support scientific analysis.
Scientist: Experience of using Weather Radar data to support scientific analysis.

·          Foundation Scientist: Understanding of remote sensing systems.
Scientist: Understanding of Radar systems.

 

Application forms and further information

Please mark your request or returned application form: Radar R&D Scientist 002745 P

 

 



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