Scientist - OpenIFS
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN18-20
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
OpenIFS is a core activity at ECMWF that creates, maintains and supports versions of the ECMWF Integrated Forecast System (IFS) for external users, for both research and education. OpenIFS started in 2011 and now has over 50 licensed institutions internationally using OpenIFS models. The aims of OpenIFS are; to make it possible for the scientific community to use the IFS in their own institutes, to foster a user community, increase research and training in NWP, and promote the use of IFS. This will widen the use of IFS bringing benefits to the community, ECMWF and its member states, and leading to increased research collaborations with ECMWF. An objective is to improve the IFS through research and development enabled by use of OpenIFS in external research groups.
This role is in the Integrated Forecast Systems (IFS) Section of the Research Department (RD) at ECMWF. The IFS Section is responsible for overseeing the development of the IFS model and handover of IFS model releases to operations. This role will require significant engagement with ECMWF research scientists and more widely throughout ECMWF. Engaging with external stakeholders and users of OpenIFS is a significant part of this role. The successful candidate will be expected to be proactive in engaging with external users to foster good working relations, particularly in areas of interest to ECMWF and to contribute to the scientific and technical development of IFS through OpenIFS enabled external research and development.
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 Coordinated
Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £58,238.40 net of tax. This position is
assigned to the employment category STF-C as defined in the Staff Regulations.
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/.
At ECMWF, we consider an inclusive environment as key for our success. We are dedicated to ensure a workplace that embraces diversity and provides equal opportunities for all, without distinction as to race, gender, age, marital status, social status, disability, sexual orientation, religion, personality, ethnicity and culture. We value the benefits derived from a diverse workforce and are committed to having staff that reflect the diversity of the countries that are part of our community, in an environment that nurtures equality and inclusion.
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