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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 a research fellowship, which will commence as soon as possible. Following is the job descriptions:

  • WINDSURFER Postdoctoral Researcher (Fixed term Contract) the primary role of the WINDSURFER Postdoctoral Researcher will be to work on the ERA4CS project entitled WINDSURFER “WIND and wave Scenarios, Uncertainty and climate Risk assessments for Forestry, Energy and Reinsurance” and to conduct the tasks assigned by the project coordinator, including developing a historical European windstorm database and new methods to model extreme winds at very high resolutions. The ERA-NET “European Research Area for Climate Services” (ERA4CS) is a network of 45 partner organisations: 15 public Research Funding Organisations (RFOs) and 30 Research Performing Organisations (RPOs) from 18 European countries and is designed to boost the development of efficient Climate Services in Europe. WINDSURFER, which started at the end of 2017, is a 3-year project bringing together eight leading research institutions across Europe, including Met Éireann, to co-develop new methods, tools and assessments of extreme wind and wave risk with a focus on the Insurance, Forestry and Energy sectors.

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 applications is Friday 8th March 2019 at 2pm.

Applicants should submit completed application forms to

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

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Closing Date for Applications

08/03/2019 at 2pm

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