October 2018
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[Met-jobs] New vacancy Research Scientist or Meteorological Developer

From Emma James <>
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Date Fri, 12 Oct 2018 03:36:34 +0000

Curious about the weather? Want to predict its future? Spending your day with computers is your ideal? Then here is your chance to put all these together.


For over 150 years MetService has kept New Zealanders informed, 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. With a global reputation for using science and technology to creatively solve weather challenges and deliver scientific meteorological services and products, MetService has been recognised as one of New Zealand’s most trusted public-sector organisations.

We have a great opportunity in our Forecast Research and Development team for someone enthusiastic about forecasting and statistical analysis.


In the role of either Research Scientist or Meteorological Developer (depending on your expertise) you will be involved in prototyping and testing new computer weather forecasting systems. You could be working on models of the atmosphere, advanced statistical and machine learning methods, and development of operational systems. 


This is incredibly fascinating work that offers a lot of variety.  While there is a chance to specialise you do need to adapt to business requirements and get in touch with new scientific and technological requirements.


You will love taking an encouraging and collaborative approach to what you do; be a good communicator of scientific and mathematical concepts to non-scientific people, and ideally you will have an honours degree or above in mathematics or physics. Or a demonstrated experience in developing robust 24/7 modelling systems, or a strong computer science background combined with a meteorological degree. 


Depending on the role you are interested in, it would be beneficial if you have:

·         experience with WRF modeling or other dynamical atmospheric modelling

·         knowledge of probabilistic statistical forecasting techniques and/or machine learning

·         knowledge about Linux OS, Amazon Web Services, high-performance computing or experience with running operational forecasting systems

·         experience with processing and quality control of weather radar, lightning and other observation data

·         experience with climatological data sets including downscaling techniques and/or attribution of extreme weather events in the context of climate change


Why join us? You’ll be joining a truly global business of diverse and creative achievers and innovators who are passionate about connecting the science of weather with people in everyday life.


To apply and get a copy of the position description please go to

Applications close: Sunday 11 November 2018

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Kind regards,


Emma James

People & Culture Administrator –Brand & People Experience

MetService – Te Ratonga Tirorangi


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