Open Postdoc Position in Atmospheric Modelling and Supercomputing at the Icelandic Meteorological Office

the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) has announced an exciting opportunity for researchers and scientists. A two-year postdoctoral position is now open, focusing on atmospheric dispersal modelling and high-performance computing (HPC).

The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) has announced an exciting opportunity for researchers and scientists. A two-year postdoctoral position is now open, focusing on atmospheric dispersal modelling and high-performance computing (HPC). This role is integral to the DT-GEO project, a pioneering initiative aimed at creating a digital twin for geophysical extremes. With an emphasis on collaborative research and cutting-edge technology, this position offers a unique chance to contribute to groundbreaking work in volcanic gas forecasting and hazard assessment. Applications are open until December 18, 2023, marking a thrilling opportunity for those at the forefront of atmospheric and computational research.

Your Role

As a postdoc, you’ll be instrumental in creating innovative numerical tools and solutions to enhance the forecasting of volcanic gas pollution during eruptions. You’ll be diving deep into HPC resources and managing large datasets of recent eruptions in Iceland.

Requirements

  • PhD in Physics, Meteorology, Informatics, Computer Engineering, or related fields.
  • Proficiency in English and experience in Python, Fortran, and shell scripting.
  • Familiarity with parallel computing (MPI, OpenMP, OpenACC) and numerical modelling of atmospheric dispersal.
  • Bonus: Experience with machine learning libraries like TensorFlow.

We Value

Knowledge, reliability, cooperation, and initiative. You’ll be joining a team that upholds these core IMO values.

We Value

Knowledge, reliability, cooperation, and initiative. You’ll be joining a team that upholds these core IMO values.

Deadline & Details

  • Position starts: March 1, 2024, for a 24-month tenure.
  • Location: IMO, Reykjavík.
  • Full-time role, 100%.
  • Application Deadline: December 18, 2023.

How to Apply

Submit your CV, a motivation letter, degree certificates, and a list of publications either through the government job portal or to hugrun@vedur.is.

For more details, contact:

  • Sara Barsotti, Volcanic Hazards Coordinator: sara@vedur.is | +354 5226000
  • Hugrún Björk Hafliðadóttir, HR Specialist: hugrun@vedur.is | +354 5226000

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