|Salary:||£26,010 to £35,040 depending on experience + excellent benefits.|
|Placed on:||17th October 2016|
|Closes:||31st October 2016|
Salary Information: £26,010 (scientist) to £35,040 (senior scientist) depending on experience + excellent benefits.
The award-winning Met Office Headquarters in Exeter is home to the most amazing facilities and world-class employees. Innovative and cutting-edge (we work with the likes of NASA), this is the place to work in the South West. A modern gym, sports clubs and societies, free onsite parking, restaurant and cafe, coming to work each day will make you feel challenged, fascinated and rewarded.
Other benefits include:
The Ocean Forecasting Research & Development (OFR&D) group develop, evaluate, maintain and support a range of operational ocean and wave models. The group is responsible for the science behind the reanalyses and the forecasts produced by the Met Office for the world's oceans and regional seas. Increasingly, the OFR&D group are working on coupled Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) systems to investigate coupled ocean-atmosphere forecasting on weather timescales. The group creates products which are central to the EU Copernicus Marine Service, to support naval operations and to provide information of use to commercial customers.
The Global Ocean Forecasting team within OFR&D are responsible for implementing developments into the global and basin-scale components of the operational Forecast Ocean Assimilation Model (FOAM) system. They maintain and support this system which is used to produce daily operational analyses and forecasts for customers. The team are also providing ocean expertise to the implementation of a low resolution ‘coupled data assimilation system’ in the operational suite. This system will initially be a demonstration suite but will provide Copernicus products from 2017 and the resolution is expected to be increased over the next couple of years with the aim of implementing a high profile global operational coupled NWP system providing both weather and short-range ocean forecast products.
The post holder will contribute to the maintenance and support of the ocean/sea ice component of the Met Office’s FOAM and operational coupled data assimilation systems and contribute to their improvement and evaluation.
Essential Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
Desirable Qualifications, Skills & Abilities
Additional Supplementary Information: To apply, please click on the APPLY link below and attach the most recent version of your CV, along with a cover letter which briefly states your experience against each essential criteria.
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South West England