Scientist to work on modelling Arctic processes
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN16-35
2. About ECMWF *
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing and disseminating numerical weather predictions to its Member States. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research directed to the improvement of its forecasts, collects and processes large amounts of observations, and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data. Satellite and in situ observations provide the information for up-to-date global analyses and climate reanalyses of the atmosphere, ocean and land surface.For details, see www.ecmwf.int/.
3. Summary of the role
The position is in the Earth System Modelling Section of the Research Department. The Scientist will work in the Coupled Processes team, in close collaboration with the atmospheric physics and evaluation teams. The aim is to develop an enhanced snow model to be used in the ECMWF coupled Earth system model for interactions between the land and the atmosphere and between sea-ice and the atmosphere.
The Scientist will research Arctic processes and identify model errors and parametrization improvements with the aid of in-situ and satellite-based Earth observations. The results will be tested in the EU-funded EartH2Observe project (in 2017) and in the Horizon 2020 project APPLICATE (Advanced Prediction in Polar regions and beyond: Modelling, observing system design and Linkages associated with a Changing Arctic climate, in 2018–2019).
The research will also contribute to the activities of the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), one of the flagship activities of the WMO Polar Prediction Project (PPP). The goal is to enhance the visibility and potential uptake, through participation in workshops and active involvement in the project.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
Key responsibilities include:
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills
7. Other information
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A2 grade, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £55,488 net of tax. This position is assigned to the employment category STF-PL as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Full details of salary scales and allowances are available on the ECMWF website at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs, including the Centre’s Staff Regulations regarding the terms and conditions of employment.
Starting date: As soon as possible.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs.
ECMWF has an Equal Opportunities Policy and applications from all suitably qualified candidates are welcome.
Staff are usually recruited from among nationals of the Member States and Co-operating States.
Staff from non-ECMWF States may be considered in exceptional cases where there is a strong need for a particular competency.
* The ECMWF Member States are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.