Graduate Climate Change Information Analyst - Copernicus
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN19-12
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.
The Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) service provides consistent and qualitycontrolled information related to air pollution and health, solar energy, greenhouse gases and climate forcing, everywhere in the world. For details, see www.atmosphere.copernicus.eu/
The Copernicus Climate Change Service (C3S) service provides authoritative information about the past, present and future climate, as well as tools to enable climate change mitigation and adaptation strategies by policy makers and businesses. For details, see www.climate.copernicus.eu/
3. Summary of the roleThe C3S Climate Data Store (CDS, cds.climate.copernicus.eu) forms the backbone for many C3S products and services. It provides a single point of access to a wide range of datasets that can be used to gain a better understanding of climate change and its impacts on society. The CDS data catalogue includes observations of climate variables, global and regional reanalysis, seasonal forecasts and model simulations of future climate change under different emission scenarios. The CDS is designed to make it possible for non-expert users to combine many of these datasets into useful high-level information products. This can be done with an online python toolbox, which includes a simple application editor for developing workflows and interactive web applications based on CDS datasets. All CDS data and tools are free and open for anyone to use.
The Sectoral Information System (SIS) is the part of the programme that aims at demonstrating the value of the C3S infrastructure through a series of operational services designed to address the needs of specific downstream users.
The role of the Graduate Climate Change Information Analyst is twofold:
The selected candidate will work closely with the other members of the SIS team, the CDS team, the EQC team, the Communications team and their contractors, the SIS contractors, as well as ECMWF scientists and other staff
The role will enable the Graduate Climate Change Information Analyst to get hands-on experience with climate data and tools using a cutting-edge technical infrastructure, and to work with colleagues in a science driven, highly reputable international organisation.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
5. Personal attributes
6. Qualifications and experience required
Applicants for this position may be:
Knowledge and skills (including language)
7. Other information
The successful candidate will be recruited at the A1 grade, according to the scales of the Co-ordinated Organisations and the annual basic salary will be £46,353.96 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 but not later than Summer 2019.
Length of contract: One-year non-renewable fixed term contract.
Location: The role will be based in the Reading area, in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/.
To contact the ECMWF Recruitment Team, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
At ECMWF, we consider an inclusive environment as key for our success. We are dedicated to ensuring 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