Radar data is not only used to describe precipitation and winds in real time, but is increasingly used quantitatively in meteorological and hydrological models and analyses. This leads to more stringent requirements on data and product quality. The Swedish radar network is currently undergoing modernization, which provides opportunities to introduce improved data processing algorithms, and opens up new application areas. Work content varies and spans from contributing to the development of operational radar products to international radar collaborations and climatological radar applications. Writing research proposals which support SMHI’s radar activities are part of the work.
You have a strong theoretical background in radar technology, and have a desire to contribute to developments aimed at direct use in operational radar applications. You may have a background in physics, space physics, civil engineering or meteorology. You already have research experience within radar applications and preferably have a PhD. Previous experience in meteorology is an advantage as is having worked in international collaborations.
You should possess good programming skills. We work in a Linux environment and use primarily C and Python.
You have excellent cooperation skills, are result driven and take initiative. You communicate results well both internally and externally, and are fluent in both Swedish and English. We also accept applicants not speaking Swedish, but you are required to learn the Swedish language.
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Contacts for information are Anke Thoss, Head of Atmospheric Remote Sensing Unit and Arne Andersson, Human Resources. Union representatives are Lennart Robertson, SACO and Ronald Scheirer, ST. You can reach the contact persons on telephone: +46 11 495 8000 and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application marked with reference number 168 should reach SMHI no later than 19 February 2017 and should be sent by e-mail to: email@example.com or alternatively to SMHI, Registrator, SE-60176 Norrköping, Sweden.
SMHI is supplying updates on the status of the recruitment process on the Swedish pages of www.smhi.se
The Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute is an equal opportunity employer.