|Date||Tue, 14 Oct 2014 10:43:12 +0000|
Please can you advertise this for us?
Hannah Missen HR Assistant
Met Office Fitzroy Road Exeter Devon EX1 3PB United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)1392 886401 Email: HRrecruitment@metoffice.gov.uk
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Space Weather Applied Scientist
26010.00 - 35040.00 GBP per Year
£26,010 and for exceptional candidates up to £35,040 + competitive benefits and Civil Service Pension
Space Weather is a developing area of work at the Met Office, supported by the recent award of UK Government funding. Met Office forecasters
provide space weather alerts daily and space weather models (such as the WSA Enlil solar wind model) are being run operationally or are being transitioned into operations. Our work involves collaboration with a number of UK and International groups, most prominently
the British Geological Survey and the NOAA Space Weather Prediction Center, with whom we have signed a Memorandum of Agreement which covers exchange of data, development of space weather services, forecaster training and collaboration on space weather research.
To coordinate, develop and implement space weather services within the Met Office, in collaboration with partners, driven by a firm understanding of users needs.
Gain and maintain a basic understanding of both space weather and the forecasting process.
Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
1. A good background in a physical science or maths to at least degree level (2:1 or above) plus PhD or equivalent experience in a
relevant subject (for Scientist role), plus relevant postdoctoral experience (for Senior Scientist role).
Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
1. A background in, or demonstrated interest in, space weather and/or solar and heliospheric physics.
Additional Supplementary Information
This post is a temporary for 18 months.
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