1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN18-10
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/.
ECMWF has been entrusted to operate the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) and the Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) on behalf of the European Commission until the end of 2020. Copernicus is the European Union (EU) flagship Earth-observation programme. The programme ensures operational monitoring of the atmosphere, oceans, and continental surfaces, and will provide reliable, validated information services for a range of environmental and security applications.
3. Summary of the role
ECMWF is recruiting a Reanalysis Scientist for the C3S Reanalysis Team of the Copernicus Department. The Reanalysis Team uses global forecast models, climate observations and data assimilation systems to produce datasets that describe the recent evolution of the Earth’s climate system. ECMWF reanalysis data provide an essential contribution to the catalogue of the Climate Data Store as part of the C3S infrastructure.
The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary team of scientists whose objective is to develop and maintain state-of-the-art global reanalysis suitable for climate monitoring, research and services. The position is to strengthen the team’s expertise in the validation and diagnostics of climate reanalysis products and in the selection, implementation and validation of input data sets to future reanalysis activities. The Reanalysis Team works with other groups at ECMWF to ensure that reanalysis products meet all C3S user requirements in terms of scientific and technical quality, timeliness, documentation and user support.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge and skills (including language)
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 salary will be £58,238.40 net of tax.
This position is assigned to the employment category STF-PS 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 following Member States and Co-operating States:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Staff from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases