We're Hiring Two Postdoctoral Researchers

Met Éireann, a line division of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, is seeking expressions of interest for two Postdoctoral Research positions, which will commence as soon as possible. The following are descriptions of the roles to be recruited for.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Future short duration high intensity rainfall events for Ireland (Fixed term Contract)

Short duration high intensity rainfall events are of particular concern to sectors dealing with the impacts of climate change in areas including flood risk management, urban storm-water management and road drainage design. The primary goal of this project is to develop a short duration high intensity rainfall mathematical model which factors in the changing climate and produces location-based estimates of event probabilities. Model development will involve the use of extreme value analysis techniques and methodologies to include future climate projections.

This is a jointly funded OPW and Met Éireann research project.

Postdoctoral Researcher – Enhanced climate parameter gridding (Fixed term Contract)

Mathematical modelling of sparsely distributed weather station observations to allow accurate interpolation of their values across a grid map is key to many applications in meteorology from understanding climate change to visualising short time scale weather patterns. This project aims to investigate advanced gridding methodologies and apply them to various climate parameters such as rainfall and air temperature over range of timescales from hourly to annual.


Both researchers 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.

Closing Date for Applications
28/04/2024 at 5pm

Please find further details and how to apply at Vacancies