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[Met-jobs] Four (4) short-term positions (2-3 months) at the National Observatory of Athens, Greece

From "Kostas Lagouvardos" <lagouvar@meteo.noa.gr>
To "'Kostas Lagouvardos'" <lagouvar@meteo.noa.gr>, <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:51:18 +0300

Two (2) Post-doc positions in lightning meteorology and forecasting and Two (2) MSc. positions in analysis of lightning, ground and satellite data, at the National Observatory of Athens (NOA), Greece

 

Supervisor: Dr Kostas Lagouvardos (Institute for Environmental Research, National Observatory of Athens, NOA)

 

Project: TALOS

Date of issue: 25/06/2015

Application deadline: 02 July 2015

 

Among the primary objectives of this project (TALOS: Thunder and Lightning Observing System) is to develop an operational tool for forecasting lightning activity over Greece for the next 48-72 hours, based on parameters forecasted by WRF model, the nowcasting of lightning activity, as well as the study of relation between lightning, ground and satellite data. 

 

The project is co-funded by the European Union (European Social Fund) and the Greek State (national funds) under the "ARISTEIA II" Action of the "OPERATIONAL PROGRAMME EDUCATION AND LIFELONG LEARNING”. The position offers four (4) contracts of 2 or 3 month duration, see below for details), starting in August  1st 2015 (with the condition of acceptance of the project prolongation), at NOA’s premises in the northern suburbs of Athens, Greece.

 

Position (TALOS1): Post-Doc position with subject: “Additional work on the application of weather prediction models in lightning forecasting”, 3 month duration, starting on August 1st 2015, with a total remuneration of 6.000 Euros.

 

Necessary qualifications and weighting factors for the selection of the best candidate are:

 

·         Experience in the use of numerical weather prediction models (40%)

·         Experience in analysis of lightning detection network data (15%)

·         Experience in the use of satellite data (10%)

·         Perfect knowledge of English (10%)

·         Perfect knowledge in working with Fortran and/or C in Linux/Unix environment (25%)

 

Position (TALOS2): Post-Doc position with subject “Additional work on the development of lightning nowcasting, 2 month duration, starting on August 1st 2015, with a total remuneration of 4.000 Euros.

 

Necessary qualifications and weighting factors for the selection of the best candidate are:

 

·         Experience in analysis of lightning detection network data (25%)

·         Experience in the analysis of satellite data (40%)

·         Perfect knowledge of English (10%)

·         Perfect knowledge in working with Fortran and/or C in Linux/Unix environment (25%)

 

Positions (TALOS3 and TALOS4): Two MSc. positions with subject “Additional work on the on the analysis of lightning data and analysis of ground and satellite observations”, 3 month duration of each position, starting on August 1st 2015, with a total remuneration of 4.690 Euros for each position.

 

Necessary qualifications and weighting factors for the selection of the best candidate for TALOS 3 position are:

 

·         Experience in analysis and archiving of ground and satellite observations (50%)

·         Good knowledge of English (10%)

·         Perfect knowledge in working in IDL and/or MATLAB environment (40%)

 

Necessary qualifications and weighting factors for the selection of the best candidate for TALOS 4 position are:

 

·         Experience in analysis and archiving of ground and satellite observations (45%)

·         Experience in analysis of data from numerical weather prediction models (15%)

·         Good knowledge of English (10%)

·         Perfect knowledge in working in Linux/Unix environment (30%)

 

 

Interested candidates should send their Curriculum Vitae by 02 July 2015 to Dr Kostas Lagouvardos (lagouvar@noa.gr)

 

The candidates can have access to the evaluation sheets of the candidates within 10 days after the announcement of the selection results.

 

Dr. Kostas Lagouvardos

ResearchDirector
National Observatory of Athens, Institute for Environmental Research

Lofos Koufou, 15236-Penteli


Athens-Greece
Tel: 30 210 8109127,  Fax: 30 210 8103236


e-mail:
lagouvar@meteo.noa.gr

 

 

_______________________________________________

Dr. Kostas Lagouvardos

Research Director
National Observatory of Athens/Institute for Environmental Research
Lofos Koufou, 15236-Penteli, Athens, Greece
Tel: 30 210 8109127,  Fax: 30 210 8103236
e-mail: lagouvar@meteo.noa.gr

ResearcherID: http://www.researcherid.com/rid/D-5683-2014

Weather forecasts: http://www.noa.gr/forecast (in english)
or http://www.meteo.gr (in greek)




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