We seek an entrepreneurial, talented and dedicated meteorologist to work on cutting-edge commercial product development projects. You will take a leading role in sourcing weather and climate data, producing and verifying weather forecasts and analysing data.
The Institute for Environmental Analytics (https://www.the-iea.org) is a world-leading big data analytics centre based at the University of Reading. The IEA focuses on applied R&D and the development of innovative data applications and services in a range of market sectors.
In order to match our continued expansion, we are looking to grow our analytics team and seek an entrepreneurial, talented and dedicated meteorologist to work on a range of exciting commercial development projects. Besides outstanding technical qualifications and experience, candidates should be eager to learn, adaptable and motivated to turn scientific insight into commercial solutions to real-world problems. In return we offer the chance to work on a broad range of fast-moving and intellectually stimulating projects with the opportunity to travel overseas.
You will take a leading role in sourcing weather and climate datasets, running weather models, producing weather forecasts and analysing data. You will have:
• Postgraduate degree in meteorology, climate science, oceanography or related field
• Good working knowledge of statistics
• Strong programming skills (preferably in Python)
• A creative mindset and a professional manner
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Ability to work to tight deadlines and find innovative solutions to technical development challenges
Experience of working in a commercial or operational environment would be highly desirable.
Please see the full job description and person specification for more details
Please note that we are keen to start the successful candidate as soon as possible following the interviews.
Interview date: 10 September 2020
Informal contact details
Alternative informal contact details
Dr Jon Blower
Dr Maria Noguer
+44 (0)118 378 5213
+44 (0)118 378 4059
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