June 2013
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[Met-jobs] Research Scientist Position in New Zealand

From Jane Frater <>
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Date Tue, 18 Jun 2013 05:49:05 +0000


We would be grateful if you could please add the job advertisement below to your mailing list.

Thanking you in advance.

Kind regards, Jane


Jane Frater

Business Partner - People and Culture

Meteorological Services of New Zealand Limited

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Short Description

Are you curious about the weather? Do you want to predict its future? Spending your day with computers is your ideal? Then here is your chance to put all these together.



As part of a wider Product and Innovation team our Research Scientist role will involve you in 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 where business needs drive our activities while allowing us to use our knowledge to come up with innovative ways to achieve lasting results in a global market.  

To join us, 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 modeling and/or statistical techniques for forecasting is not essential but would be beneficial.  As would, a high level of knowledge about Linux OS or experience with running operational forecasting systems.

We also need 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? 

In return for all you bring we provide a great working environment and staff benefits, and a collaborative and friendly Research team. 

MetService stands for quality, innovation, passion, growth and a strong sense of pride in what we do and who we are.   If this sounds like the place for you please  click on the “Apply now” button and submit a cover letter with your CV. 


Please apply by answering the screening questions below and sending a cover letter and a CV to  or by going direct to

Screening questions:

  1. Are you legally entitled to work in New Zealand?
  2. If applicable, do you know of any reason why you would not be granted a visa to work in New Zealand?
  3. Is successful with your application what would be your availability to commence employment?
  4. Please state the highest relevant degree that you hold, your major subject and the university from which you obtained this degree.
  5. If applicable, please comment on the programmes/languages you have used in a scientific environment.
  6. Have you used Linux OS or had experience running operational forecasting systems?  If yes, please elaborate.
  7. How did you find out about this career opportunity?

Applications close 5:00pm 21 July  2013

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

+64 4 4700 700





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