Researcher within the field of meteorology and climatology

Eurac Research is looking for a

Researcher within the field of meteorology and climatology

German title

Wissenschaftlicher/e Mitarbeiter/in im Bereich der Meteorologie und
Klimatologie

Italian title

Ricercatore/ricercatrice nell’ambito della meteorologia e climatologia

Short description of the position/project:

Eurac Research is an interdisciplinary research centre located in
Bolzano, Italy. At the Institute for Earth Observation (EO) we do
research on monitoring of environmental parameter and processes with EO
and climate data in mountain regions. The person we are looking for
would be responsible for various climate related projects, such as the
interpolation of meteorological data, assisting in the calculation of a
meteorological drought index within a project on drought monitoring,
downscaling climate information, and other projects with a demand for
climate indices.

Tasks:

·Implementation of a spatial interpolation technique for meteorological
data (temperature, precipitation, and radiation) using proven methods
and possibly already available libraries or packages. The region of
interest is South Tyrol and Trentino in the Alps, so special care must
be taken concerning the orography.

·Implementing the input of meteorology into the drought index
calculation. Validation of the method: quantifying errors and
uncertainty a) within the interpolation alone and b) cascading effects
in the drought index calculation.

·Assisting in the operationalization of the interpolation technique
using the open-data platforms of the meteorological offices in South
Tyrol and Trentino.

·Assisting in the calculation of climate indices, as well as in the
downscaling and bias correction of climate data and climate scenarios in
other running and upcoming projects of Eurac Research. Consolidating the
existing workflows and implementing an efficient
reusability/reproducibility.

·Writing project reports and documentations on methodology and results
for the respective projects

Requirements:

Essential

·Degree in Meteorology, Climatology, Geography, Statistics, or similar

·Experience with the fundamental principles of meteorology, climatology
and spatial interpolation, preferably in mountain areas

·Strong computational background and knowledge of at least one data
analysis software (R, python, …)

·Very good English (spoken and written). German or Italian skills are
appreciated

·Team working, good communication

Desired

·Experience working with a Linux environment and command-line (shell)

·Data analysis and visualization skills for spatial and temporal data

We offer:

·A one-year employee contract

·An interesting, highly responsible job in a young international and
interdisciplinary team

·The opportunity for further qualification

·State-of-the-art technical facilities (soft- and hardware,
communication tools)

·Access to EURAC’s numerous scientific and cultural facilities and events

·An attractive working place in a vivid city in the heart of the Alps
with endless opportunities for skiing, hiking, climbing

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit their online application (CV, cover
letter and further relevant documents) within 08.02.2019 to the
following email address: earth.observation@eurac.edu
<mailto:earth.observation@eurac.edu>

Eurac Research
Institute for Earth Observation

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For further information please contact Paola Winkler: Tel: +39 0471 055 370

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