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[Met-jobs] Scientist position in Meteorology: "Atmospheric dynamics: linkages between the Arctic and Europe²

From "Karpechko Alexey (FMI)" <>
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Date Thu, 22 Nov 2018 10:17:33 +0000

Scientist “Atmospheric dynamics: linkages between the Arctic and Europe” 

Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI) is both an international research institute and a 24/7 operational weather service located in Helsinki, Finland.

 It currently employs over 300 full time researchers working on weather and climate, atmospheric composition, high latitude and polar oceans, and cryosphere. 

The Polar Meteorology and Climatology group at the Finnish Meteorological Institute in Helsinki is opening a position for a researcher in the field of atmospheric dynamics with focus on linkages

between the Arctic and Europe. We look for a highly motivated candidate with a positive attitude and passion for science to work in the field of atmospheric dynamics.

We expect the candidate to demonstrate research skills and initiative. 

The work will be carried out in the project “Effects of Arctic changes on European weather and climate” funded by the Academy of Finland. 

The person to be employed is expected to contribute to following studies: 

a) Analyses of the effects of Arctic warming on Europe. The objective is to identify and better understand the physical mechanisms of various Arctic and other forcing factors on European weather and climate.

This requires analyses of atmospheric thermodynamics, large- and synoptic-scale dynamics, interaction of various factors, and their changes related to the Arctic Amplification of climate warming.

This work will be mostly based on atmospheric reanalysis products and climate model output. 

b) Numerical weather prediction (NWP) model experiments addressing the Arctic contribution to extreme weather events in Europe. 

To evaluate the Arctic contribution, several weather extremes before and during the recent decade of amplified Arctic warming need to be identified and analysed.

Some of them will be studied in detail applying a NWP model. 


• Master’s degree in meteorology or closely related field 

• Ability to work independently, and also as a team member 

• Good knowledge on Polar meteorology and large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere 

• Ability to manage different tasks related to handling of large data sets 

• Good computing skills, including programming 

• Good skills in written and spoken English 

Other desirable qualifications are 

• PhD degree in meteorology or closely related field 

• solid publication record 

• experience with Unix/Linux including shell script programming 

The position will be located in Helsinki, Finland. The contract is for the time period from February 2019 until the end of December 2020. The work will begin on 1 February 2019, or as agreed. 

Salary will be based on experience and performance according to the FMI salary scale (gross salary between 32,000€ to 48,000€ per annum depending on qualification). 

For more details, please contact Head of Polar Meteorology and Climatology Group, Dr. Alexey Karpechko; or tel. +358 50 361 3901, 

or Head of Meteorological Research Unit, Research Professor Timo Vihma; or tel. +358 29 539 4173. 

To apply, send a short application together with a CV, list of publications (if applicable) and one to three reference letters to by 14 December 2018 at 12 noon.

The decisions concerning interviews will be made during week 50-51. 

You must register and create an account to recruiting system before leaving your application. (Login to Applications The system user guide for an applicant: 

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