|Salary:||£55,488 Grade A2|
|Contract Type:||Contract / Temporary|
|Placed on:||28th November 2016|
|Closes:||9th January 2017|
Job Ref. No.: STF-PL/16-39
Reports to: Deputy Head of CAMS
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.
Summary of the role
The post-holder will work in the development team of the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS) on the assimilation of satellite observations of atmospheric composition species in the global assimilation and forecasting system. He or she will work as part of a team to monitor and improve the impact of current satellite instruments and to implement and evaluate the use of new instruments, such as those from the European Sentinel missions.
Main duties and key responsibilities
The post-holder will monitor and further improve the use of satellite observations in the data assimilation scheme used for CAMS, which is embedded in the composition version of ECMWF’s Integrated Forecasting System (C-IFS).
He or she will work with ECMWF staff and externally contracted organisations to improve the data assimilation code as well as introduce new observational data streams, such as for the upcoming Sentinel missions.
The specific innovation issue of constraining emissions and surface fluxes as part of the CAMS data assimilation will also be part of the work. The successful candidate will work as part of a team of data assimilation experts and initially will have particular responsibilities related to the assimilation of greenhouse gases.
Qualifications and experience required
Knowledge, Skills and Language
Other information Grade remuneration
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 £55,488 net of tax. This position is assigned to the employment category STF-PL as defined in the Staff Regulations.
Full details of salary scales and allowances are available on the ECMWF website at http://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: Three years.
Location: The position will be based in the Reading area, in Berkshire, United Kingdom.
How to apply
Please apply by completing the online application form available at http://www.ecmwf.int/en/about/jobs
ECMWF has an Equal Opportunities Policy and applications from all suitably qualified candidates are welcome.
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.
Applicants from other countries may be considered in exceptional cases.
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South East England