The Norwegian Meteorological Institute, met.no, is inviting applications for a new position in the Research and Development Department (R&D). A main task for met.no R&D is development of numerical weather prediction, NWP, including use of observations in data assimilation.
The new position is a three years research project partly funded by the Norwegian Research Council and supported by the hydropower industry. The aim of the project is to improve short term weather forecast and the work will focus on assimilation of data from the weather radars in NWP. met.no is currently expanding the weather radar network. Todays network can be seen on http://www.yr.no/radar. In the field of data assimilation, the development will build on the three dimensional variational analysis which is today in operational use for the HIRLAM model. Since the weather radars provides information with high resolution in space and time the focus will be on high resolution non hydrostatic modeling. The work will be done in a team of scientists working with data assimilation and also in close cooperation with the group working with weather radars.
- University degree, PhD, in meteorology or related science.
- Experience in development and use of numerical geophysical models is an advantage.
- Experience in data assimilation or similar mathematical/statistical methods is an advantage.
- Experience with modeling of radar observations is an advantage.
- Knowledge of Meteorology is an advantage.
- Programming skill in Fortran is needed. Knowledge of C and/or C++ is an advantage.
- Experience with use of Unix/Linux needed.
- Strong interpersonal and team working skill needed.
- The candidate should be fluent in English, capable of autonomous scientific work and show good co-operation abilities.
- Salary on the 1108/1109/1110/1183 scientist level dependent on qualifications.
- Norwegian Public Service Pension Fund
- Trial period: 6 months
It is a human relations objective that the staff should reflect the population composition of Norway in general, both with regard to gender and cultural diversity.
Further information can be obtained from Lars-Anders Breivik, tel: (+47) 22963333, email: email@example.com or Frank Tveter, tel: (+47) 22963357, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications shall be submitted electronically under http://met.no, "Ledige stillinger/Vacant positions". Please attach your CV and list of references.
Application deadline: 25.05.2009