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[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Fellowships in Met Éireann

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Date Mon, 22 Oct 2018 08:56:57 +0000



Postdoctoral Fellowships in Met Éireann

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Met Éireann) is seeking expressions of interests in three research fellowships which will commence as soon as possible. Following are the job descriptions:

·         NWP Postdoctoral Researcher in surface physics (Fixed term Contract) The primary role of the Surface Physics NWP Postdoctoral Researcher will be to work on making improvements to surface aspects of the HARMONIE-AROME configuration of the shared ALADIN-HIRLAM NWP system which has been used for operational weather forecasting at Met Éireann since 2011. Ireland is a partner in the HIRLAM consortium and along with the ALADIN partners, is one of 26 countries in Europe and North Africa involved in scientific and technical development of the shared ALADIN-HIRLAM NWP system. In particular, this research will involve evaluating and improving the surface physiography descriptions for Ireland within the model. The work will also involve making improvements to surface physics processes in the model through sensitivity testing which will lead to improvements in weather forecasts for Ireland and will feed into the development of an ensemble forecasting system for Ireland.

·         Postdoctoral Researcher in climate monitoring products (Fixed term Contract) changes in Ireland’s climate will impact significantly on society, the economy, and on the natural environment. High quality weather observations are fundamental to our understanding of the climate and are necessary to support climate change adaption and achieve a climate resilient Ireland. The analysis of these past climate data provides valuable information to enable researchers to assess how the climate has changed, and how it is likely to change in the future. The successful candidate will carry out research on the variability of the Irish climate, focusing in particular on the development of a suite of climate monitoring products and climate change indicators to World Meteorological Organisation standards.  This research will produce a suite of products which will be made publicly available and will support national policy in the area of climate adaptation.

·         WINDSURFER Postdoctoral Researcher (Fixed term Contract) the primary role of the WINDSURFER Postdoctoral Researcher will be to work on the ERA4CS project entitled WINDSURFER “WIND and wave Scenarios, Uncertainty and climate Risk assessments for Forestry, Energy and Reinsurance” and to conduct the tasks assigned by the project coordinator, including developing a historical European windstorm database and new methods to model extreme winds at very high resolutions. The ERA-NET “European Research Area for Climate Services” (ERA4CS) is a network of 45 partner organisations: 15 public Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) and 30 Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) from 18 European countries and is designed to boost the development of efficient Climate Services in Europe. WINDSURFER, which started at the end of 2017, is a 3-year project bringing together eight leading research institutions across Europe, including Met Éireann, to co-develop new methods, tools and assessments of extreme wind and wave risk with a focus on the Insurance, Forestry and Energy sectors.

Employing Department/Authority

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Met Éireann). 


The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Met Éireann) is recruiting for these positions under its Recruitment Licence issued by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA) and in accordance with the CPSA’s Code of Practice. 

Employing Department/Authority Website 


Met Éireann HQ, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.


The closing date for applications is 9th November 2018 at 2pm.

Additional Information

For further information and details on the post and how to apply please visit


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