Scientist - Arctic Prediction and Diagnostics
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN17-01
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 Evaluation Section of the Forecast Department. The Scientist will work in the diagnostic team to develop tools for the evaluation of surface-atmosphere interactions in the Earth system.
The successful candidate will perform research on the sensitivity of global model performance to surface-atmosphere process coupling, and on identifying key sources of model errors in the Arctic. He or she will also assess the predictability of extreme weather events in the Arctic. The outcome of these studies will contribute to the Horizon 2020 project APPLICATE (Advanced Prediction in Polar Regions and beyond: modelling, observing system design and Linkages associated with a Changing Arctic climaTE).
APPLICATE supports research and development for the activities of the YOPP (Year of Polar Prediction, one of the flagship activities of the WMO World Weather Research Programís Polar Prediction Project (PPP) and the diagnostic tools will also be used to characterize errors in snow depth forecasts related to the Horizon 2020 project IMPREX (Improving predications and management of hydrological extremes).
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
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 £56,487 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 Centreís 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.