|Date||Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:13:12 +0000|
Please can you advertise the following for us?
Urban Modelling Scientist
Met Office Reading
30529.00 - 35040.00 GBP per Year
£30,529 and for exceptional candidates up to £35,040 + competitive benefits including Civil Service Pension
MetOffice@Reading consists of around 20 Met Office scientists who are located in the world renowned Department of Meteorology at the University of Reading. The MetOffice@Reading Mesoscale Modelling Research group is part of Atmospheric Processes and Parametrizations, and is concerned with scientific research which underpins the development high-resolution versions of the Met Office Unified Model, a world-leading modelling system for weather and climate prediction. The three main areas of the group’s research are the representation of convection, predictability, and urban effects in convective-scale models. This job relates to urban effects and involves close collaboration with the strong urban meteorology group within the Department of Meteorology. The purpose of the job is to improve the representation of the meteorology of urban areas in the Unified Model. This will include developing the Met Office Reading Urban Surface Exchange Scheme (MORUSES) with a view to implementation in the configurations of the model and developing new schemes for use in very high (sub 1km) models of cities such as London. A specific emphasis will be to also apply this to urban areas in East Asia as part of the Met Office work with China. An important aspect of the job is to build on collaborations with scientists at the University of Reading and pull through scientific developments into the Unified Model system.
To improve the representation of urban areas in current and future forecast models with specific emphasis on modelling London and cities
in East Asia.
To improve the representation of urban meteorology in Met Office models.
Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
1. A PhD or equivalent experience in urban meteorology with a network of contacts within the field of urban meteorology.
Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
1. Strong computing skills - experience in Fortran, Unix and use of High Performance Computing to investigate complex scientific subjects.
Additional Supplementary Information
The job will be based in the Met Office unit at Reading University (MetOffice@Reading) but will require interaction with scientists
based at Exeter HQ. As such travel to Exeter will be required (mostly day trips but with occasional longer stays).
Shelly Meredith HR Associate for Business and Corporate
If you have an HR enquiry please either ring the HR Service Support Team on 01392 885000 or email the HR Enquiry mail box at HREnquiries@metoffice.gov.uk
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