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[Met-jobs] Atmospheric Scientist position at IMO, Reykjavik, Iceland

From Sibylle von Löwis <sibylle@vedur.is>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 12 Nov 2013 14:30:41 +0000 (GMT)

A full-time position in analyzing electromagnetic data at the Icelandic 
Meteorological Office

The role of the Icelandic Meteorological Office in monitoring, information 
dissemination and research of volcanic eruption processes has been greatly 
expanded in recent years. A major investment has been carried out in 
infrastructure related to monitoring of eruptions and their effect on the 
atmosphere. Today a dedicated group of specialists works at the Icelandic 
Meteorological Office working on these topics. 

Main role and responsibilities
The successful candidate is expected to lead the development of applications of 
remote sensing data (from Lidars, ceilometers and satellites) to monitor 
natural hazards in real-time, with special emphasis on products detecting and 
monitoring volcanic ash. Furthermore, he is expected to develop system to 
manage data streams from instruments and generate products to be used 
operationally by the IMO for real-time monitoring and the issuance of warnings. 
Management of projects relating to remote sensing and participation in the 
planning and implementation of systems to monitor airborne particulates. A 
leading role in the communication with stakeholders both within and outside 
Iceland, including EUMETSAT.
Requirements
•       A doctorate in Physics or comparable education
•       Experience in analysis of data, research and/or development of 
satellite based products
•       Good interpersonal and organizational skills 
•       Ability to work independently and as part of a team
•       Ability to communicate team results
•       Initiative and professional competence
•       Solid background in computers and programming ability (Unix/Linux)
•       Good knowledge of Icelandic and/or English
•       Experience in project management would be advantageous

The deadline for application is 18 November 2013.

Salary is according to the appropriate civil service level.

Applications and accompanying documents should preferably be submitted in 
electronic form by e-mail to borgar@vedur.is. Applicants should send a CV and a 
cover letter, including the names and contact information of two individuals 
willing to supply letters of reference. Applications and accompanying documents 
that are not submitted in electronic form must be sent in duplicate to the 
Icelandic Meteorological Office, Bústaðavegur 7–9, IS-150 Reykjavík, Iceland. 
All applications will be answered and applicants will be informed about the 
appointment when a decision has been made. 

For further information contact: Halldór Björnsson, Coordinator of Weather and 
Climate Research (halldor@vedur.is, tel. +354-522-6000), Jórunn Harðardóttir, 
Managing Director of Processing and Research (jorunn@vedur.is, tel. 
+354-522-6000), Borgar Ævar Axelsson, Human Resources Manager (borgar@vedur.is, 
tel.+354-522-6000).

www.vedur.is

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