Scientist in Earth System Assimilation
1. Position information
Vacancy No.: VN21-03
2. About ECMWF
ECMWF is both a research institute and a 24/7 operational service, producing global numerical weather predictions and other data for its Member and Co-operating States and the broader community. ECMWF carries out scientific and technical research to improve its forecasts, runs one of the largest supercomputer facilities in Europe and manages a long-term archive of meteorological data.
For details, see www.ecmwf.int/.
3. Summary of the role
The Scientist will work in the UV and Visible Observations Group, in the Earth System Assimilation Section of the Research Department at ECMWF and will be responsible for developing a prototype system to compare the model to visible reflectance in cloudy scenes, using observations from satellites, as a first step towards direct reflectance assimilation in cloudy areas. This work will be mostly funded by the Monitoring of Cloudy Visible Radiances (CloVIS) project. Work has been done in the group to assimilate visible radiance for aerosol applications under the ESA-funded Aerosol Reflectance Assimilation Study (please refer to: https://www.ecmwf.int/en/newsletter/162/news/progress-towards-assimilating-visible-radiances for background information). This position will utilize some of the tools developed in the ARAS project.
The successful applicant should have knowledge of the use observations in Numerical Weather Prediction with either direct experience of satellite data assimilation or relevant experience which could be readily applied to this problem.
4. Main duties and key responsibilities
The main aspects of the role are:
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 basic salary will be £62,166.00 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.
Length of contract: Contract of 12 months, with the possibility of extension, subject to funding
Location:The position will be based in the Reading area, in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
Successful applicants and members of their family forming part of their households will be exempt from immigration restrictions.
Videoconference interviews (via Blue Jeans) are expected to take place week commencing Monday, 1st March 2021.
8. How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs/.
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Applications are invited from nationals from ECMWF Member States and Co-operating States, listed below:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Montenegro, Morocco, the Netherlands, Norway, North Macedonia, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.
Applications from nationals from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases.