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[Met-jobs] Met Office job vacancy - Air Quality Data Assimilation Scientist

From Richard Renshaw <>
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Date Thu, 22 Oct 2015 09:14:34 +0100

Please find the following vacancy on the Met Office website with a closing date 
of Nov 5th. More information and how to apply can be found at:

Job Purpose

Develop and improve a system for air quality data assimilation.

Job Responsibilities

    To develop knowledge in air quality data assimilation, building expertise.

    To maintain and improve systems for air quality data assimilation to 
deliver project systems and products.

    To engage with the air quality & data assimilation communities in support 
of the project.

    To contribute to the wider work of the reanalysis group.

    To document and report on their work inside and outside the Met Office, 
meeting project and software standards.

Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. A degree (2:1 or above) in a physical science, mathematics or other 
related discipline or equivalent experience. 

  Scientist: Competence in postgraduate research and development in data 
assimilation, air quality modelling, or a related field, as demonstrated by 
award of a PhD, or equivalent experience.
  Senior Scientist: Extensive experience and a proven track record of 
scientific research.

  2. Application of scientific knowledge to specific problems and scenarios.

  Foundation scientist: Evidence of applying technical or analytical techniques 
to scientific problems.
  Scientist: Ability to recognise potential for scientific investigations, 
learn new techniques/knowledge and apply them.
  Senior Scientist: Evidence of ability to find novel solutions to scientific 
questions. Also evidence of planning and leading a major research or software 
development project.

  3. Use of software tools and programming languages.

  Foundation Scientist: Experience of setting up and running programs to 
perform basic analysis.
  Scientist: Ability to write effective scientific software and produce high 
quality data analysis.
  Senior Scientist: Experience of adapting and running large complex programs 
or systems.

  4. Communication

  Foundation Scientist: Ability to effectively communicate own science both in 
person and in writing.
  Scientist: Ability to communicate work clearly to specialists and 
  Senior Scientist: Experience of documenting and publishing work, and of 
presenting work to a wide community.

  5. Collaborative working

  Foundation Scientist: Able to work and collaborate as an active and 
productive member of a team.
  Scientist: Able to work effectively both as an independent scientist but also 
as part of a larger team involving colleagues at the Met Office and 
international UM partners.
  Senior Scientist: Evidence of ability to provide scientific/technical 
leadership or mentoring to junior staff.

Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities

  1. Knowledge of data assimilation techniques
  2. Knowledge/experience of air quality modelling or observations
  3. Experience of developing and running NWP systems

Richard Renshaw   Earth System Data Assimilation
Met Office, FitzRoy Road, Exeter EX1 3PB  United Kingdom 
Tel: +44 (0)1392 886409

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