|From||"Mylne, Ken" <email@example.com>|
|Cc||"Mylne, Mo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, "Jackson, Simon" <email@example.com>|
|Date||Wed, 21 Dec 2016 12:48:13 +0000|
The Met Office is seeking to fill a Post-Processing Scientist role in our Post-Processing R&D team on the creation of site forecasts from Numerical Weather Prediction data and other sources. Full details and applications forms from our website at Post-Processing Scientist. The Job description is also reproduced below:
Foundation Scientist £21,675 + competitive benefits package
The Met Office employs world-class scientists who are among the very best in their fields. Our Science programme develops our forecasting systems for timescales from hours to decades and for spatial scales from local to global. Our world class supercomputer is giving us the opportunity to deliver a step change improvement in our capability.
In order to get the most benefit from our post-processing systems, we need ensure that we are exploiting the data as effectively as possible. Site-specific forecasts are a key part of our products to the public. We need to generate accurate, useful ‘spot forecasts’ for any spot in the world from large gridded datasets in a reliable and efficient manner.
Over the coming years the focus will be on developing a new integrated post-processing and verification system. This system will enable us to create a consistent set of gridded and site-specific products from our complex and rapidly evolving Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) suite including exploitation of forecast data which is updated on an hourly basis. This new system will generate and manage a full set of probabilistic data to drive our core production chain.
A key part of your role will be to develop methods for efficiently creating spot forecasts for anywhere in the world from our post-processed gridded datasets. You will develop corrections for local terrain features that are not well-resolved by the NWP models and ensure that the output meets the needs of downstream users. You will also be involved in developing ways of communicating this detailed, probabilistic data in ways that are easily understandable and aid decision making.
This post will be at Foundation Scientist or Scientist level.
Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
Additional Supplementary Information
To apply, please click on the ‘apply’ button below.
Closing date: 12/01/2017
This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.
Ken Mylne FRMetS Head of Weather Science Numerical Modelling
Met Office FitzRoy Road Exeter Devon EX1 3PB United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0)7753 880511 Fax: +44 (0)1392 885681
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk Personal: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/research/people/ken-mylne
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