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Geophysical Programmer with interest in Oceanography

  • Yrkesroll


  • Anställning

    Heltid, Tillsvidare

  • Lön

    Fast månads- vecko- eller timlön

  • Publicerad

    20 november

  • Sök jobbet senast

    15 december

Om jobbet

Would you like to develop the oceanographic models of the future? Now the oceanographic unit at SMHI’s research department is strengthening the work on ocean and climate related questions in order to meet the needs of society. We offer a stimulating environment with external contacts and flexible working methods.

The oceanographic unit at SMHI’s research department conducts research and development on the marine environment, marine climate, and operational oceanography. We work with development of models and analyses of model results and observations in the open sea and the coastal zone with main focus on the Baltic Sea, the North Sea and the Arctic. Today 16 researchers are employed at the unit, and the research department has about 100 employees. The research is mainly based on external funding, and the oceanography unit has succeeded in attracting funding at national and European levels.

You will work with the development and maintenance of our models and analysis tools, as well as assist with model runs and data analyzes within research projects. The work also includes keeping track of model versions, storage of data, coordination of computer resources, and deliveries of data outside the unit. Some research work can also be included

We offer a permanent position with placement in Norrköping or Gothenburg.

Your profile

We are looking for you who have a college education in science or engineering. It is a merit if you have a PhD in oceanography or equivalent. You have good programming skills and you have documented experience in the use and development of computer models in oceanography and meteorology, as well as analysis of output and work with large amounts of data. You have good skills in Fortran and Python, and you have experience with version control, scripts, netcdf, and working in a unix or linux environment. You also have experience working on supercomputer clusters.

It is an advantage if you have knowledge of ocean physics and biogeochemistry, as well as experience with the oceanographic model Nemo. It is also a merit if you have experience with biogeochemical models, and even more if they are SCOBI, BFM, or PISCES. Experience with validating models, statistical methods, and analysis of observational data is also a merit. Finally, it is also a merit if you have research experience, incl. written and oral scientific publication, project applications, project management, and participation in international research networks.

As a person, you have high motivation and interest in working with programming and numerical problem solving. You have a great interest in natural science issues in general, as well as marine and climate issues in particular. You are focused, committed, and you like to work independently as well as with others. You are well organized with the ability to structure your work with early and intermediate goals and to meet deadlines.

A good knowledge of English in both speech and writing is required. Knowledge of Swedish is beneficial, and if absent, an effort to learn is expected.

Your application

For more information, please contact Lars Arneborg, head of the oceanography unit, or Elin Ring, Human Resources. Union representatives are for SACO: Lennart Robertson, and for ST: Ronald Scheirer. All can be reached at +46 11 495 80 00 or by e-mail,

We look forward to receiving your application, but not later than 2019-12-15.


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