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[Met-jobs] Job opportunity: Radar Expert / SMHI Research Department

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Date Fri, 27 Jan 2017 14:41:01 +0000

Link to post:   reference no. 168


SMHI, the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, is an expert agency under the Ministry of the Environment and Energy. Through expertise in meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology, SMHI contributes towards greater public welfare, increased safety and a sustainable society.


SMHI’s Research Department conducts research on weather, water, climate and environmental issues. The Research Department offers a stimulating international environment with many external contacts and flexible working conditions.


Radar Expert at the SMHI Research Department ref. no. 168


The atmospheric remote sensing group is working with research and development in remote sensing (weather radar and satellite) as well as applications of this data. Our results are used for operational forecasts and products, as well as for model validation and to further understanding of geophysical processes. We are now looking for a researcher within the field of weather radar applications. The position is a fulltime, unlimited contract with placement in Norrköping.


Radar data is not only used to describe precipitation and winds in real time, but is increasingly used quantitatively in meteorological and hydrological models and analyses. This leads to more stringent requirements on data and product quality. The Swedish radar network is currently undergoing modernization, which provides opportunities to introduce improved data processing algorithms, and opens up new application areas. Work content varies and spans from contributing to the development of operational radar products to international radar collaborations and climatological radar applications. Writing research proposals which support SMHI’s radar activities are part of the work.


Your profile

You have a strong theoretical background in radar technology, and have a desire to contribute to developments aimed at direct use in operational radar applications. You may have a background in physics, space physics, civil engineering or meteorology. You already have research experience within radar applications and preferably have a PhD. Previous experience in meteorology is an advantage as is having worked in international collaborations.


You should possess good programming skills. We work in a Linux environment and use primarily C and Python.


You have excellent cooperation skills, are result driven and take initiative. You communicate results well both internally and externally, and are fluent in both Swedish and English. We also accept applicants not speaking Swedish, but you are required to learn the Swedish language.

Do you want more information? 

Contacts for information are Anke Thoss, Head of Atmospheric Remote Sensing Unit and Arne Andersson, Human Resources. Union representatives are Lennart Robertson, SACO and Ronald Scheirer, ST. You can reach the contact persons on telephone: +46 11 495 8000 and email


Your application

Application marked with reference number 168 should reach SMHI no later than 19 February 2017 and should be sent by e-mail to: or alternatively to SMHI, Registrator, SE-60176 Norrköping, Sweden.


SMHI is supplying updates on the status of the recruitment process on the Swedish pages of

The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute is an equal opportunity employer.



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