Modern meteorology requires management and analysis of enormous amounts of data, and offers great and exciting professional challenges. Since the institute was established in 1866, the Norwegian meteorologists have played a key role in this development. Norwegian Meteorological Institute is today a leading international environment of expertise in operational meteorology and climatology.
TWO SCIENTIFIC DEVELOPER POSITIONS ON ATMOSPHERIC AND OCEANOGRAPHIC DISPERSION MODELLING
Two permanent positions as scientists/developers in the field of atmospheric and oceanographic transport/drift modelling related to nuclear accidents, volcanic eruptions, oil drift and search and rescue are open at the Norwegian Meteorological Institute (MET Norway).
MET Norway (https://met.no) provides the society at large with meteorological services for both civilian and military purposes. Weather forecasting, on demand services, climate monitoring and research and development within meteorology and oceanography are prioritized activities.
Our main goal is to help protect life and property.
To achieve this we run a suite of limited area forecast models for the atmosphere, the ocean and the oceanic wave field as well as a number of downstream services based on these forecasts. An important task is the development, running and maintenance of our suite of dispersion and drift models for our emergency preparedness services. These include models for the dispersion of radioactive material and volcanic ash in the atmosphere. A similar suite of oceanic trajectory models allow forecasts of the fate of oil as well as the drift of ships and search-and-rescue objects. These services are developed for our governmental end users.
The successful applicants will work within the field of dispersion and trajectory modelling in the ocean and atmosphere for contingency/emergency preparedness (e.g. drift of oil, dispersion of ash plumes and radioactivity). She/he will contribute to the development of our transport and trajectory models as well as the dissemination of model results, technical implementation and advanced scientific diagnosis of results both independently and in cooperation with others. Our scientific activities will partly depend on external funding, and the candidate is expected to contribute to the acquisition of relevant projects.
The successful applicants will work together with the emergency modelling group, consisting of meteorologists, IT personnel and other modellers as well as our end users to deliver model results in a seamless production.
Experience with the following is an advantage
In addition, the candidate must have good communication skills, both for program documentation and/or scientific writing and presentations.
We emphasize diversity and therefore encourage all those who are qualified to apply – regardless of age, gender, functional capacity, ethnic background, sexual orientation or gaps in the resume. The Government has invited to a joint effort for inclusion and has set a target that 5% of all new employees in the state should have impaired functional capacity or gaps in their resumes. The working conditions will be facilitated for employees with disabilities. Applicants who inform that they have reduced functional capacity will be invited to interview if they are qualified.
If any case an applicant does not wish to be registered on the public application list, the applicant will need to give a reasonable argued justification. Information about the applicant can still be published. If the wish to not be registered on the public application list is denied, the applicant will be informed prior to the disclosure.
For more details about the positions, please contact
Deadline for application: 30th April 2019
The application must be submitted electronically, see www.met.no «Vacant positions”.
Please attach CV, list of publications and the names of two references.