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Met Office Vacancy: Surface Transport Research Scientist
Closing Date: 23/06/2019
Scientist - starting salary £30,325 with opportunities to progress within the role up to the maximum of £33,260 pa pro rata.
Here at the Met Office, we’re proud to be a world-leader in forecasting. Using a suite of numerical weather prediction models, we’re able to not only produce the latest weather forecasts, but also deliver a wide
range of cutting-edge services to customers all over the world. The focus of the Business Group, our commercial area, is to make the best possible use of our world-leading weather and climate science to ensure our customers can use forecast information in
their decision making effectively. At the heart of this is our Post-Processing Applications team, working with our customers to understand the challenges they face and researching and developing bespoke forecast capabilities to solve these critical industry
problems. We seek to recruit self-motivated and enthusiastic scientists to develop new services to meet our surface transport customers’ needs.
You will work with science, technology and business teams on the development and delivery of a new surface transport forecasting system: exploiting the Met Office's scientific and technical capability to enhance models of the Earth’s surface over different surface types, including the impacts of traffic and local characteristics, and how these can provide timely and relevant information to end users. You will investigate how to exploit cloud computing technologies to build scale and efficiency into our operational services and support emerging applications for the Future of Mobility sector, including connected and autonomous systems.
This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who has a relevant scientific or technical background and is passionate about applying their expertise to create forecasting solutions for the surface transport industry. Your work will include a variety of research related activities, including:
Full-time, part-time and job share applications are invited. The Met Office is an equal opportunities employer and flexible and home working applications will be considered. There will be a requirement for staff
to attend training and induction in Exeter initially for 3-4 days per week.
To apply, please click on the link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly (no more than two-pages) states your experience against each essential and desirable criteria.
Key Dates: Closing date 23/06/2019 with interviews expected 09/07/2019 and 10/07/2019. Please note that you will be notified if you are successful or unsuccessful.
Should you be offered an interview, please be aware there may be a selection exercise which could include a presentation, written test or a scenario-based activity. If you require any reasonable adjustments during these exercises, please include this information in your application.
Please note, when joining the Met Office all new employees will start on the salary band minimum.
This role will nominally be based in Exeter but we will consider applicants wishing to work elsewhere within the UK.
This recruitment post is not offering UK Visa and Sponsorship and therefore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the UK / EU without restriction. If you are a non–EU candidate, you will be required to provide and attach all relevant eligibility documentation to your application at the time of applying.
Due to the nature of the role, this post requires you to gain full security clearance Therefore, in order obtain full clearance you will need to have lived in the UK for 3 years out of the last 5 years.
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