|Contract||Permanent Position||Salary||22361 - 40352 GBP per Year|
RD007 - Foundation Scientist - £22,361
RD006 - Scientist - £28,644
RD005 - Senior Scientist - £34,830
An opportunity exists for the position of Boundary layer scientist at the Met Office Research Unit in Bedfordshire, UK. The unit (part of Observation Based Research), conducts research into (mainly) boundary layer processes in order to support developments to Met Office forecast models. The group works closely with scientists across the Met Office, using observations to drive improvements to model performance. The forty-four acre field site at Cardington, Bedfordshire, consists of a wide array of world class research observations, both surface based, and also from tethered balloon and UAV platforms. The team based at Cardington consists of 10 staff including scientists, instrument scientists, technicians and an administrator. This is an opportunity for someone with interests in boundary layer science and research instrumentation to join a diverse team focussed on work that supports fundamental improvements to Met Office model performance.
To conduct atmospheric research using Cardington data, assisting or managing projects as appropriate. To help maintain and develop the instrument capability at Cardington.
1. A degree (or equivalent) in meteorology/physical science/engineering/mathematics. Scientist/Senior Scientist posts require a PhD and/or postdoctoral or equivalent experience commensurate with role level.
2. Demonstrated experience or aptitude for use and/or development of scientific instrumentation.
3. Evidence of ability to investigate and interpret scientific or technical data from observations and/or models commensurate with role level.
4. Scientific programming experience (e.g. Python/IRIS, IDL, Fortran) commensurate with role level.
5. Ability to work effectively as a motivated member of a small multidisciplinary team. At senior levels to include experience of directing and/or impacting the work of others.
6. Good organisational skills and ability to multi-task effectively.
7. Good verbal and written communication skills commensurate with role level.
1. Experience of organising or participating in field experiments.
2. Experience of developing, maintaining or calibrating atmospheric instrumentation.
3. Experience or knowledge of boundary layer science.
4. Experience of using NWP models in a research environment.
5. A valid driving license.
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