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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 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.


Application form

Applicants should submit completed application forms to recruitment@met.ie. 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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19/12/2023 at 5pm