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[Met-jobs] Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist, Singapore

From "Roger Brugge" <>
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Date Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:35:34 +0000

High-Resolution Modelling in Singapore
Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist
Salaries will be in the ranges of Research Scientist (SGD 68,000-SGD 119,000 
and Senior Research Scientist (SGD 84,000-SGD 180,000). The starting salary and 
the level of entry will depend upon qualifications and experience. 
Appointments will be for a 2-year initial period.   
Deadline for applications: 21 Apr 2014
The Centre for Climate Research Singapore (CCRS) was formally launched in March 
2013 (see The centre’s focus is on 
a number of weather and climate research areas which are of importance to 
Singapore and the wider Southeast Asian region.  The centre is well supported 
with long-term core funding from the Singapore Government. In addition to the 
establishment of a number of research positions, a dedicated CRAY XC-30 has 
been installed to support numerical modelling activities.
CCRS is expanding its efforts to develop state-of-the-art NWP capabilities for 
operational prediction, as well as to become a regional centre of expertise in 
high-resolution NWP research and development.  Towards this end, CCRS has a 
formal collaboration with the UK Met Office to develop enhanced high-resolution 
NWP capabilities for Singapore.  In addition, work is planned with local 
universities to use the same modelling systems, configured at various 
resolutions, to investigate regional aerosol/cloud interactions and the effects 
of Singapore’s urbanisation on its local climate.    Lower resolution version 
of the modelling system will be also be used in various climate change related 
The main modelling tool that is used in both the weather and climate research 
within CCRS is a regional version of the Unified Model, developed by the UK Met 
Office and is now used operationally under license by a number of countries 
We are seeking to recruit a scientist with a strong background in the use of 
the Unified Model.  
The specific job responsibilities will include:
•       Carrying out research to improve the quality of forecasts produced by 
the high-resolution ‘SINGV’ NWP model.
•       Diagnosis of SINGV performance and its data assimilation system, in 
terms of relevant high-impact weather parameters, e.g. heavy rainfall, wind 
gusts, etc.
•       Participation in a number of internal and collaborative projects in 
which the Unified Model will be the modelling tool employed. 
•       Provision of training and scientific/technical advice to other team 
members in the use of the Unified Model.
•       Significant contribution to the presentation, publication and 
documentation of work internally and externally in order to develop our 
scientific capability in high-resolution regional modelling.

Candidate Requirements
•       A PhD (or equivalent research experience) in a relevant physical 
science such as meteorology, oceanography, mathematics or physics.
•       At least 4 years of experience in development/testing of configurations 
of the Unified Model.
•       Demonstrated ability to undertake research work both individually and 
as part of a team.
•       A high level of proficiency in scientific computing.
•       Ability to coach less experienced team members in the use of the 
Unified Model system.
•       Good communication skills.

Applications Details:
Interested candidates are invited to apply online at  or 
the Singapore Public Service Job Portal at .  Alternatively, 
you can submit your resume to  
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

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