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[Met-jobs] Met Office Job Vacancy - Global Climate Dynamics Scientific Manager

From "Giblin, Laura" <laura.giblin@metoffice.gov.uk>
To "'met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk'" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:40:45 +0000

 

 

Hi

 

Please can you advertise the following for us?

 

Thanks
Laura

 

 

http://careers.metoffice.gov.uk/current-vacancies

 

 

Global Climate Dynamics - Scientific Manager

Location

Exeter HQ

Contract type

Temporary

Salary range

39102.00 - 44880.00 GBP per Year

Opening date

19-08-2014

Closing date

08-09-2014

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Salary Information

£39,102 and for exceptional candidates up to £44,880

Background

The jobholder will work as leader of a small team of climate experts on the dynamics of regional climate variability. By developing and applying tailored dynamical and statistical analyses, the jobholder will improve our dynamical understanding of regional climate, quantify levels and mechanisms of predictability and investigate the cause of errors in regional climate simulations with a focus on Asia and Europe. Both long climate simulations and initialised climate forecasts will be used to investigate regional climate variability and change.

Job Purpose

To deliver scientific research: to enhance the Met Office's capability and reputation in the field of global climate dynamics; and to improve the quality of its products, predictions and advice to customers.

Job Responsibilities

Manage the Climate Dynamics team within the Monthly to Decadal Prediction group.
To understand, model and predict the dynamics of regional climate variability in observations and climate models.
To lead and carry out research and development to deliver agreed project outputs which significantly improve Met Office systems, products or advice for the benefit of customers.
To lead the presentation and publication/documentation of their work internally and externally in order to communicate advice, maintain our scientific/technical capability and integrity and to promote our reputation.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

1. A good degree (2:1 or equivalent) in physical or mathematical sciences.
2. A PhD or equivalent in Meteorology or Climate Science.
3. Experience of manipulating and visualizing large meteorological datasets.
4. The ability to successfully manage a team of research scientists.
5. Demonstrated successful written and verbal communication to a range of audiences.
6. A well established record of innovative research in regional dynamical meteorology, including prominent peer reviewed publications.
7. Demonstrated ability to formulate, coordinate, manage staff and deliver research projects to agreed outputs and deadlines.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

1. Expert knowledge of climate dynamics and predictability.
2. Experience running and/or analyzing output from General Circulation Models.
3. Experience of managing a team of research scientists.
4. Willingness to travel.

 



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