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ARTS experience is mentioned as an additional merit!
There is now an open position at SMHI as: Remote sensing expert with
See also below.
Remote sensing expert with microwave competence
Do you want to develop operational algorithms for the next generation of
microwave instruments onboard European satellites? We are now recruiting
at the meteorological unit at SMHI’s research department to exploit
these observations for meeting societal needs for short-term weather
prediction and more. We offer a stimulating environment with
international collaboration and flexible working conditions.
The meteorological unit at SMHI’s research department conducts research
and development in weather prediction, climate analysis, understanding
atmospheric processes, and air quality. We work with observational data,
meteorological analysis and development of models for regional numerical
weather forecasts in northern Europe, as well as with remote sensing,
climate analysis and air quality on urban to global scales. Today 37
researchers are employed at the unit, and the research department has
about 110 employees. A large part of our work is externally funded and
we are successful in securing both national and European funding.
You will primarily work within a long term EUMETSAT project (Satellite
Application Facility for Nowcasting) on new cloud and precipitation
products for operational real time use. Supporting the operational team
with implementing, testing and maintenance of algorithms and software
will, later on, be part of your tasks. Within the project we will –
amongst other data from sensors - use data from MW instruments and
sub-mm instruments (MWS, MWI and ICI) onboard EUMETSAT’s new generation
of polar-orbiting satellites, as well as data from ESA’s Arctic Weather
Satellite AWS. A smaller part of your time will be dedicated to
supporting other microwave-related projects, for example projects
related to the assimilation of MW data into high resolution numerical
weather prediction systems.
We value a good working environment with a balance between work and free
time - to contribute to our employees’ quality of life. We strive for a
workplace characterized by diversity and where different strengths and
experiences can complement each other. The position is open-ended and
situated in Norrköping.
You hold a university degree in physics, engineering,
meteorology/atmospheric physics, or a comparable discipline and have a
sound background in radiative transfer modelling of the MW part of the
electromagnetic spectrum. We highly value if you hold a relevant Ph.D.
You have good programming skills and are comfortable working with Python
and in a Linux environment. We also use C and Fortran; thus, experience
in programming these languages is a merit. Furthermore, since the
algorithms you will contribute development to will be implemented in
operational drift at SMHI and other weather services, the code must live
up to a high standard, be tested, be easy to maintain and be efficient
to execute. Therefore, we expect you to be interested in writing “clean
code” and further developing your programming skills and working methods.
The following experiences are regarded as additional merits:
Broad experience of working with satellite data, including handling
of large data volumes and validation of satellite products
Experience in developing algorithms for precipitation retrieval or
ice cloud parameter retrieval
Experience in working with sub-mm wavelengths
Good knowledge of the ARTS radiative transfer model
Good knowledge of the RTTOV-SCATT radiative transfer model
Experience in AI/ML
Experience in data assimilation
We appreciate you being motivated to solve societal problems and
actively seek dialogue and collaboration with end-users of satellite
products. You are interested in supporting the entire processing chain
from scientific and technical development to operational production and
final use of products. In addition, you contribute to identifying new
end user needs, product opportunities, and writing proposals.
As a person, you are communicative and smoothly collaborate with others.
You have good skills in communicating your results both internally and
externally. You are structured and used to planning, organizing,
executing and documenting your work efficiently. You set up and keep
Good skills in both written and spoken English are required. Knowing
Swedish is an advantage. If you do not speak Swedish yet, we require a
special effort to learn the language.
Do you want to know more?
Contact project manager Anke Thoss or acting group manager Susanna
Hagelin for more information about this job opportunity. For more
information regarding the recruitment process, contact HR specialist
Kristina Ebbeson. Union representatives are Thomas Bosshard for ST and
Lennart Robertson for Saco-S. All can be reached at +46 11 495 80 00 or
by e-mail, firstname.surn...@smhi.se.
We look forward to receiving your application, but not later than 16
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