Wir suchen im Rahmen des Innovationsprogramms

Reference No.: 45/H/2008-E/
Scientist to work on the assimilation of observations
during the COPS-period
The job is in the data assimilation section within the business area ‘Research and
Development’ at the DWD central office in Offenbach/Germany
DWD, the national weather service of Germany, is a government agency with a
responsibility to supply weather related information to the public. DWD operates a
comprehensive system of Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) models ranging from
global to local scales. Initial states are prepared by independent data assimilation
schemes. The models are run on the central computer facility. For further information
see: www.dwd.de.
Main duties:
Preparation of the radial winds from the Doppler radars during the COPSperiod for assimilation in COSMO-DE
Preparation of the ground based GPS-observations of integrated water vapour
for assimilation
Preparation of selected research observations during special observing
periods for assimilation in COSMO-DE
Running assimilation and forecast experiments with COSMO-DE in order to
evaluate the impact of the individual observing networks
Documentation and publication of results.
A university degree in meteorology or a related subject (mandatory)
Fluency in English (mandatory)
Experience in developing large scale computer simulations
Experience in either data assimilation, use of quantitative meteorological data
(especially radar data) or numerical mathematics
Communication and team working skills
Competence to work self-reliant and take initiative
The post has been classified as ‘Verg.-Gr. II a BAT’/ ’13 TVöD and the
remuneration group has been set at ‘TVÖD 13’. The initial step within the
remuneration group will depend on the personal relevant experience of the qualified
candidate. The range of the remuneration starts at 2.817 € (1st step) and ends at
4.090 € (5th step).
Starting date:
as soon as possible
Length of contract:
two years
For further information about the main duties and qualifications contact
Applications from female candidates are explicitly encouraged
In general, all posts within DWD are considered to be suitable for part time work.
Handicapped persons with comparable qualifications receive preferential status.
Applications, in German or English quoting the reference no.
45/H/2008-E, should be sent with all relevant documents
(covering letter, curriculum vitae, university diploma)attached to
Deutscher Wetterdienst
Referat PB 11, -PersonalmanagementPostfach 10 04 65 - 63004 Offenbach
Closing date: 5.09.2008