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[Met-jobs] Fwd: Researcher/ Scientific Programmer position at MET Norway

From Malte Muller <>
Date Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:22:24 +0200

Researcher/Scientific Programmer

The Norwegian Meteorological Institute has an open position for a Researcher/­Scientific programmer. The position is affiliated with the Ocean and Ice Division, Research and Development Department in Oslo. The Ocean and Ice Division has a strong responsibility in developing and operating numerical models for forecasting of ocean currents, sea level, waves and sea-ice. Furthermore, numerical models for forecasting environmental elements such as oil drift, iceberg, nutrient salts, and biomass are developed  and operated. The work is carried out in collaboration with national and international partners and is largely funded externally. See for more information.
The vacant position is related to the operation, development and maintenance of operational Arctic ocean models for the Copernicus Arctic Marine Forecasting Center (ARC-MFC). In ARC-MFC, MET Norway, the Nansen Center and the Institute for Marine Research have the responsibility for Arctic monitoring and forecasting as part of the European Copernicus Marine Environment Monitoring Service. This is an operational service and forecasts and analysis can be viewed and retrieved daily from: The new employee will be part of the ARC-MFC team and will work on the operationalization of model upgrades and on new development within the ARC-MFC model system. It requires good technical and scientific skills, as well as, the ability to work within a inter-institutional collaboration.
The position is for two years, but with the possibility of an extension and becoming a permanent position.
Required qualifications
  • higher education in geophysics, applied mathematics or equivalent
  • experience in numerical geophysical modeling
  • experience and proven knowledge in applied mathematical/scientific programming within the Linux environment
  • experience in software development in Fortran
  • good English skills
  • both, good interpersonal skills and ability to work independently.
Other qualifications
  • experience in working with operational systems
  • experience in script programming
  • Working conditions
  • salary on the governmental salary scales dependent on qualifications and experience
  • membership in the Norwegian Public Service Pension
  • the probationary period is six months
It is a human relations objective that the staff should reflect the population composition of Norway in general, both with regard to gender and cultural diversity.
Further information can be obtained from Head of Division Lars-Anders Breivik (+47 91750623;, Project Manager Malte Müller (+47 22963026;,  Senior Scientist Øyvind Sætra (+47 47853788;
Deadline for application: 28.09.16
The application must be submitted electronically:

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