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Met Éireann, Ireland’s National Meteorological Service, is a division of the Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government and is the leading provider of weather information and related service in the State.

It provides a range of services to help protect life and property and to promote societal wellbeing.

Present vacancies at Met Éireann:


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Met Éireann

The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Met Éireann) is seeking expressions of interests in this research fellowship which will commence as soon as possible. Following is the job description:

  • NWP Postdoctoral Researcher in surface physics (Fixed term Contract) The primary role of the Surface Physics NWP Postdoctoral Researcher will be to work on making improvements to surface aspects of the HARMONIE-AROME configuration of the shared ALADIN-HIRLAM NWP system which has been used for operational weather forecasting at Met Éireann since 2011. Ireland is a partner in the HIRLAM consortium and along with the ALADIN partners, is one of 26 countries in Europe and North Africa involved in scientific and technical development of the shared ALADIN-HIRLAM NWP system. In particular, this research will involve evaluating and improving the surface physiography descriptions for Ireland within the model. The work will also involve making improvements to surface physics processes in the model through sensitivity testing which will lead to improvements in weather forecasts for Ireland and will feed into the development of an ensemble forecasting system for Ireland.

Employing Department/Authority

Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Met Éireann). 


The Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government (Met Éireann) is recruiting for this position under its Recruitment Licence issued by the Commission for Public Service Appointments (CPSA) and in accordance with the CPSA’s Code of Practice. 

Employing Department/Authority Website 


Met Éireann HQ, Glasnevin, Dublin 9.


The closing date for this application is 14th December 2018 at 2pm.

Additional Information

For further information and details on the post and how to apply please visit 

Applicants should submit completed application forms to

Please note: only applications submitted on the official application form will be considered.

Information booklet

2018.11.23_postdoctoral_researcher_info_booklet-surface physics

Application form

2018.11.23_application_form-surface physics

Advertising Date


Closing Date for Applications

14/12/2018 at 2pm

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