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Senior Climate Researcher

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Sectors Hydrology, Hydrogeology, Water Resources
Location Sweden - Europe
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Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 20/10/2019
Company Name SMHI
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Directory Entry : Environmental and Climate Change Jobs woth SMHI. SMHI is a government agency under the Environment and Energy Department with the mission to be an expert authority on meteorology, hydrology, oceanography and climatology.
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Do you want to contribute to producing tomorrow’s knowledge about climate and develop qualified decision making for society and business? In order to meet society's expectations for climate forecasts, the Rossby Centre within the SMHI Research Department is now expanding. We offer a stimulating environment with many external contacts and flexible working methods.

The Rossby Centre is SMHI’s unit for climate modelling, which pursues research on climate processes and the behaviour of the climate system. The Rossby Centre participates with the Earth System Model EC-Earth in CMIP6 and in national and international research projects, and produces a large number of future climate scenarios in order to investigate climate change and the role of natural variability in the climate system.

We are now looking for an experienced scientist with expertise in global climate modelling and the physical climate system, and with the capability to write project proposals. The research shall lead to an improved understanding of potential future climate change and climate processes that affect climate variability and predictability of the European climate.

Examples of research questions include large-scale processes in the ocean and atmosphere, linkages between tropical and extra-tropical processes, atmospheric dynamics and teleconnection mechanisms, as well as ocean - sea ice – atmosphere interactions and interactions between the Arctic and lower latitudes.

The work also includes contributing to climate data analysis and EC-Earth model simulations for national and international projects focusing on the dynamical climate system and climate prediction.

The employment is permanent with placement in Norrköping, Sweden.

About you

We are looking for a candidate with a PhD and postdoctoral experience in meteorology, oceanography, physics, climatology or related natural sciences and considerable experience with climate modelling. Experience in writing project applications and from leading positions in research projects is a merit. You are used to giving presentations, publishing results in scientific journals, and collaborating with other group-members and  international partners.

Good programming skills are a requirement, e.g. Fortran, Python, Matlab, IDL or CDO. You should be familiar with working in the Linux environment, as well as handling and analyzing large amounts of data in NetCDF and GRIB format. You should have experience in modifying and running climate models.

Good knowledge of English in both speech and writing is required. If you do not have any knowledge in Swedish, you should be willing to learn.

Your personal qualities are important to succeed in this role. We believe that you are proactive, strategic and self-sufficient in your work. You also possess a good ability to create good relationships and collaborations.

Your application

If you think this position sounds interesting and want to know more, contact Torben Koenigk, Head of Global Modeling Group at Rossby Centre. If you have questions about the recruitment process, please contact Anders Magnestrand, Human Resources Department. Union representatives are Lennart Robertsson (SACO), and Anders Höglund (ST). All can be reached by phone at 011-495 8000 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@smhi.se

We are looking forward to your application, no later than 2019-10-20.

SMHI is an expert authority with a global outlook and a vital mission to forecast changes in weather, water and climate. With a scientific foundation, we use knowledge, research and services to contribute to a more sustainable society. Every hour of every day, all year round.

Contact person

Torben Königk

Head of global modelling group at Rossby Centre

+46 (0)11 495 80 00


Anders Magnestrand

HR specialist

+46 (0)11 495 8000


Lennart Robertson


+46 (0)11 495 80 00


Anders Höglund


+46 (0)11 495 8000


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