|Date||Tue, 5 Dec 2017 12:26:22 +0000|
The Forecasting Development division of the Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss invites applications for a Research associate in statistical data analysis 80-100%, 2 years Place of work: Zurich Airport, with regular journeys to Geneva and Locarno The Forecasting Development division is responsible for operating and developing new methods for automated forecasts and decision support systems for meteorologists. We are seeking a highly motivated researcher to work on automated calibration and optimization of numerical weather model output using statistical methods and large observation records ("postprocessing"). Hence, the successful candidate is expected to combine information from a broad variety of data sources to improve the predictive capabilities. Your tasks: * Enhancing existing methods and developing new methods and tools for automated postprocessing of numerical weather forecasts and integrating them into operational forecast production. * Verification of weather predictions based on extensive observational records. * Closely collaborating with experts of MeteoSwiss and with national and international partners such as academia and other national weather services. * Publishing newly developed methods and research results in reports and scientific journals and presenting your work at national and international conferences. Required qualifications and experience: * Master or ideally a PhD in statistics, applied mathematics, meteorology, climatology or a related discipline of natural sciences. * Expert knowledge and practical experience in data analysis, in particular (geo-)statistics and machine learning. It is an advantage to be experienced in the postprocessing of numerical weather or climate models, ensemble forecasting, multimodels, and verification. * Good technical skill in Linux and excellent programming skills, namely in R and python. Experience in handling of heterogeneous, complex and very large meteorological data sets (TBs). * Fluent in English and either German or French. * Motivated and communicative personality with a distinctive team spirit. Information on MeteoSwiss The Federal Office of Meteorology and Climatology MeteoSwiss is the national weather service of Switzerland. We monitor and forecast weather and climate in Switzerland and thereby contribute to our country's safety and prosperity. We offer a diverse and challenging position in a modern organisation and a fascinating and multifaceted working environment interfacing research and applications. Modern working infrastructure and opportunities for further education are an integral part of our understanding as an innovative employer. To apply, please use the online application portal of the Swiss Federation <http://www.stelle.admin.ch/> (available in German, French and Italian). Further information on the position can be obtained from Christoph Spirig, PhD, Development of Forecasting, phone: +41 58 460 94 13.
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