Scientist for Regional Ocean Modelling in the Danish Climate Atlas

The Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) will develop a common Danish dataset for use in climate adaptation – the Danish Climate Atlas in the coming years. As part of this effort, a new full time position is established at DMI, where the successful applicant will work with regional ocean modeling. The position is temporary and runs until the end of 2021.
As our new colleague you will work with Regional Ocean modelling for climate and operational purposes, focusing on sea level and storm surges of the seas around Denmark. You will be part of designing and executing model experiments, as well as analyzing and disseminating results. You will be a part of the ocean group, using the HBM ocean model presently used at DMI ( and the NEMO ocean model, and interact closely with the climate, remote sensing and NWP groups at DMI in using atmospheric forcing and satellite products. You will work with analyses of the modeled climate and writing technical reports and scientific papers as well as contributing to grant applications.
Expected qualifications 
  • Background: Scientist (MSc or PhD) with a background in oceanography, climate modelling, or other fields with strong emphasis on dynamical modeling and mathematics (eg. physics or engineering)
  • Experience with regional ocean or climate modeling, preferably with HBM or NEMO and knowledge about regional sea level research and regional oceanography around Denmark
  • Highly analytical, with programming experience within Python or Matlab scripting, Linux/Unix and Fortran or C++. Experience in parallel computing and execution of large codes on HPC is an advantage
  • Team player with good communication skills in oral and written English.
The Research Department at DMI employs a staff of approx. 60 scientists, of which approx. 10 work directly with oceanography, in close collaboration with climate scientists, meteorologists and remote sensing experts. We offer a stimulating research environment with focus on applied research, and have a strong international profile, reflected in the many nationalities employed and in an English working language.
DMI wants to contribute to equal opportunities, and encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of age, gender or ethnic background.

Practical information:
Employment and salary: Will be according to the Danish Law and Agreements. It will be possible to negotiate an addition to the basic salary. The position is currently set up for full-time employment through 2021
Employment area: The Ministry of Energy, Utilities  and Climate and associated institutions
Working time: 37 hours weekly. The post is limited to 31st December 2021
Further information: For further details about the position please contact Head of Group; Kristine S. Madsen, telephone +45 3915 7251 or by e-mail
Employment date: As soon as possible
Workplace: DMI, Lyngbyvej 100, 2100 Copenhagen Ø, Denmark
Deadline: Sunday 18th March, 2018
Interview: We expect to hold interviews on the 23rd March, 2018
Application: Must contain a cover letter, a curriculum vitae (incl. publication list) and contacts for relevant professional references. To apply for the position, click on the link “Apply for position” and follow the instructions.

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