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[Met-jobs] Met Office Job Vacancy - Global Climate Dynamics Scientist - Regional Climate Extremes

From "Giblin, Laura" <>
To "''" <>
Date Tue, 26 Aug 2014 10:42:48 +0000




Please can you advertise the following for us?





Global Climate Dynamics Scientist - Regional Climate Extremes


Exeter HQ

Contract type


Salary range

26010.00 - 35040.00 GBP per Year

Opening date


Closing date



Salary Information

£26,010 and for exceptional candidates up to £35,040


The jobholder will work as a member of a small team of climate experts on the dynamics and predictability of regional climate extremes. Statistical and dynamical analyses will be used to reveal the fidelity of climate model simulations and forecasts of extreme events with a focus on Asia and Europe. The sources of observed and modelled extreme events will be compared and long climate records and future projections will be analysed to understand the role of regional dynamical changes in the context of climate change. Reasons for successes and failures to reproduce extreme events in climate models will also be investigated along with their predictability and optimal methods of skilful and reliable prediction.

Depending on the experience of the applicant, this is an opportunity to develop or apply expertise in regional climate extremes and climate change and to investigate the predictability and model simulation of extreme meteorological events worldwide.

Job Purpose

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

Job Responsibilities

To plan scientific or technical projects in the field of climate dynamics and predictability of regional climate extremes.
To evaluate the fidelity of climate model simulations and forecasts of extreme events as a part of the research and development programme.
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 and/or 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. Demonstrated successful written and verbal communication skills.
5. Senior Scientist - an established research record including peer reviewed publications in this area.
6. Senior Scientist - several years of post doctorate research experience.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

1. Knowledge of global climate variability and predictability.
2. Experience running and/or analysing output from General Circulation Models.
3. Willingness to travel.
4. Senior Scientist - a record of driving and planning research projects.


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