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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.

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

Current Vacancies:


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

Postdoctoral Researcher – Future Weather: An Investigation of Storm Scenarios for Ireland (Fixed term Contract)

The goal of this project is to investigate the dynamics of post-tropical cyclones, such as Storms Ophelia and Lorenzo, and to quantify how these dynamics and the associated impacts on Ireland may change in a future warmer climate.
The Researcher will work in collaboration with Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and climate modelling colleagues, and use the operational HARMONIE-AROME model to carry out case studies of historical storms such as Ophelia and Lorenzo. An emerging framework for studying such extreme events and their changing impacts is the so-called “future weather” framework, whereby prescribed climatic forcings are used with high-resolution NWP models to stress-test meteorological events under physically-plausible scenarios. The Researcher will use this framework to study these storms in a warmer climate and to assess the changes in their associated impacts on Ireland.

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 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 Hill, Glasnevin, Dublin 9

The closing date for applications is Thursday 19th August 2021 at 2pm.

Applicants should submit completed application forms to
Please note: only applications submitted on the official application form will be considered.

Application form

Candidate Booklet

Advertising Date

Closing Date for Applications
19/08/2021 at 2pm

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