|From||"Giblin, Laura" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:37:43 +0000|
Please can you advertise the following for us? Please can you send me the link when it is live?
Further information is available http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/about-us/jobs/current-vacancies/002824
Satellite Applications Scientist
Salary: For Foundation Scientist starting £21,250 and for exceptional candidates up to £24,250 or for Scientist starting £25,500 and for exceptional candidates up to £29,100 or for Senior Scientist starting £29,930 and for exceptional candidates up to £35,040 + competitive benefits, including Civil Service Pension
Generic role: Foundation Scientist, Scientist or Senior Scientist
Profession: Science and Engineering
Permanent. Full time at Met Office, Exeter
Opening date for applications: 19 July 2013
Closing date for applications: 27 August 2013
There is one vacancy in Satellite Applications. We welcome applications from people with different levels of experience. We will appoint at the level appropriate to the successful applicant. Once in post the independence and skill they are expected to deliver will reflect this level. We have three levels - Foundation Scientist, Scientist and Senior Scientist - and each level requires evidence of different skills, knowledge and experience. We have distinguished the skills we expect to see at each level in the person specification below.
The Satellite Applications Section of the Met Office undertakes R&D to improve the impact of satellite data within numerical weather prediction (NWP) systems and hence to improve the accuracy of weather forecasts. It also performs R&D to generate and improve satellite products in support of other forecasting applications, climate monitoring and environmental services. The direct assimilation of satellite data into NWP models is an important part of the Section's work. Current activities use visible, infra-red and microwave data from geostationary and polar-orbiting satellites, and they include preparation for new satellites and instruments planned for the coming decade. Work also extends to studies in support of the definition of instruments on satellites to be flown in future decades. External liaison is an important part of the work and the Section is actively involved in European collaborations.
Specific job purpose
To work as a member of a research and development team to improve the application of satellite data in numerical weather prediction and other weather and climate applications.
Specific job responsibilities
To carry out research and development to deliver agreed project outputs which improve our understanding of the application of satellite data, thus improving
Met Office systems or products for the benefit of customers.
To contribute significantly to the presentation and publication/documentation of work internally and externally in order to communicate advice and maintain
our scientific capability and our integrity and to promote our reputation.
To contribute to the writing of job plans to support the research and development programme.
To provide scientific/technical advice to other team members on some work aspects to improve the effectiveness of the team.
Qualifications, skills and abilities required
All levels: A good background in a physical science or maths to at least degree level (2:1 or above).
Demonstrates an ability to apply broad scientific knowledge to specific problems and scenarios.
· All Levels: Evidence of enthusiasm for a career in scientific research.
All Levels: Demonstrates an ability to communicate their own science to other scientists.
Demonstrated ability to learn and apply software tools and/or programming languages.
All levels: Evidence of the ability to work and collaborate as an active and productive member of a team.
· Knowledge and experience in atmospheric science.
· Knowledge and experience of Earth remote sensing from satellites.
Additional supplementary information
Please apply against the criteria for which your experience is most appropriate. We may additionally sift your application at a level above or below the level at which you applied. If successful at passing the sift stage, we will inform you at what level we think your experience aligns within the invitation to interview letter.
If the successful candidate is currently in a role in the Met Office scientific framework, they will ordinarily remain in the role to which they are currently mapped.
Laura Giblin HR Associate
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