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

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Postdoctoral Researcher in Met Éireann

Met Éireann, a line division of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, is seeking expressions of interest in a Postdoctoral Research position, which will commence as soon as possible. The following is a description of the role to be recruited for.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Research and Infrastructure Support for the Newly Established Irish Soil Moisture Observation Network (ISMON). (Fixed term Contract)

The ISMON long-term observation platform aims to significantly enhance our understanding of the water cycle in Ireland. Accurate information on soil moisture conditions from ISMON will further improve short- and medium-term weather prediction. Such monitoring and modelling, and associated advisories and decision support systems (DSS) will become increasingly important for a wide range of real-life applications, such as the protection of soil and water quality, mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions in farming and forestry, ensuring optimal grass and crop production, flood and forest fire risk management and forecasting.

Met Éireann are seeking a Postdoctoral Researcher with a scientific and technical skillset who will work together with colleagues in Met Éireann (Observations, Database, Agricultural Meteorology Unit etc.) and ISMON partner organisations to ensure the establishment of Ireland’s soil moisture observation network. The successful candidate will also activities engage with key stakeholders on the delivery of objectives.

Employing Department/Authority
Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage (Met Éireann).

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

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Forecasters will be based in Met Éireann HQ, Glasnevin, Dublin 9. Where possible, the successful candidates may be authorised to partly work remotely, in line with government approved policies for workplace attendance.


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Applicants should submit completed application forms to The closing date for applications is Tuesday 19th December 2023 at 5pm. Please note: only applications submitted on the official application form will be considered.

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Postdoctoral Researcher

Walton Institute, South East Technological University (SETU), is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on an SFI VISTAMILK Research Centre funded project linked to the research area of agriculture and in collaboration with Met Éireann.
Job Description
Title: Postdoctoral Researcher (Ref No. 031044)
SFI VISTAMILK – Geolocation Mapping for Optimized Slurry Spreading Windows
Department: Dept., of Land Science
Location: Waterford
Employer: South East Technological University
Contract Duration: 20 Months, Full Time, Fixed Term Contract
Commencement Date: Immediately
A standby panel may be formed from which vacancies for this role may be filled.

Job Overview: Walton Institute is looking to hire a Postdoctoral Researcher to work on an SFI VISTAMILK Research Centre funded project linked to the research area of agriculture and in collaboration with Met Éireann. VISTAMILK is a world leading Science Foundation Ireland Research Centre for innovative precision pasture-based dairying. Its mission is to positively impact the environment, animal well-being and the health of consumers and to lead the Agri-Food technology sector through innovation and enhanced sustainability across the dairy supply chain. Internationally, the advances developed in the centre will apply to dairy systems in many countries and will be a catalyst for global growth in the Agri-Tech sector. This will be achieved by greatly improving the soil to gut supply chain connectivity, thereby improving resource efficiency, better meeting consumers’ expectations and improving profitability and resilience. Eligible applicants will have a PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering atmospheric sciences, physics, mathematics, or a related discipline (or near completion). They are also required to have strong expertise and skills in GIS, programming and quantitative skills. Familiarity with grassland production systems is advantageous. Familiarity with meteorological data sets (gridded observations and numerical weather predictions) would also be beneficial. If you are interested in working in a unique research organisation within the higher education sector, Walton Institute offers a culture that promotes autonomy and the pursuit of individual interests and ideas. We’re excited about opportunities that will create new technologies, advance existing ones and we will actively support the commercialisation process of these technologies. This provides you with the opportunity to explore your own creativity and work on cutting edge technologies across a variety of challenging projects, engaging and collaborating with like-minded people. Walton Institute ultimately offers flexibility in a great working environment for those looking to embark on a challenge.

Further details are available here and application forms are available on the SETU Vacancy page for this role.