Climate modeler,

The Rossby Centre at the SMHI Research Department develops climate models, produces and analyzes climate scenarios that are being used to support decision making. The demand for our services is increasing and therefore the Rossby Centre is expanding. We offer a stimulating research environment in an international environment with a large number of external collaborations. We are now looking for a Climate Modeler.

You will work with qualified research and method development for analysis and application of climate scenarios and observational data. Focus lies on climate processes, improvement of climate models and climate prediction involving methods for initialization of a global climate model. Areas of application include coupled climate processes in the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice linking the Arctic to other geographical regions. Documentation of the development and analysis in scientific publications and reports is an important part of the work as is explaining results from the research to a wider set of users.

The work is partly conducted within the framework of a range of national and European projects. There are good possibilities for development both as an individual and together with other researchers both within SMHI internal, national and international networks. The work may involve initiating and leading externally funded research projects.

Your profile   

You should have a university degree in meteorology, oceanography, climatology or a closely related science area. We welcome candidates with experiences from computer sciences, computational mathematics or statistics. It is expected that the successful candidate will have a doctoral degree, preferably with postdoc experience.

The successful candidate has been working with climate models in a Linux/Unix environment and has good programming skills. Experience from Fortran, Python or CDO is a merit. Working experience with systems for analysis and visualization is a merit as is work with version handling and testing.

Good knowledge in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge in Swedish is a merit otherwise a willingness to learn Swedish rapidly is requested.

We believe that you are a structured person with problem solving analytical skills. You are full of initiative and find it easy to work both individually and in groups. The contract is until further notice and the position will be based at the SMHI headquarters in Norrköping.

Do you want to know more?

For more information, please feel free to contact Erik Kjellström, head of the group. You may also contact Anders Magnestrand, Human Resources. Union representatives are Gustav Strandberg and Torben Koenigk. You can reach all of us on telephone +46-11-495 8000 or by e-mail (

Your application

Applications marked with Reference Number 2169 should reach SMHI no later than December 31st 2017 and should be sent by email to or alternatively to Registrator, SMHI, SE-601 76 Norrköping, Sweden.

SMHI welcomes all qualified applicants regardless of gender, disability, sexual orientation, religious belief or ethnicity.

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Recruitment status

Reference no.: ref 2169

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