Radar Scientist



Duties The successful applicant will join a dynamic team of scientists, post-docs and engineers in the Weather and Environmental Prediction (WEP) program within the Science and Innovation Group. As part of the Public Service Transformation (PST) program, the objective of the Radar Science and Nowcasting team's project is to leverage from the Bureau's most advanced operational radar technologies (dual-polarization and Doppler) to provide real-time information and short-term forecasts ("nowcasts") of strong wind, wind change, hail probability, and hail size when hitting the ground. These derived products will feed future operational situational awareness and alerting / warning tools developed as part of PST by the Bureau to mitigate threat to people's life and damage to property and business.

The Radar Science and Nowcasting team has developed prototype research techniques to calibrate reflectivities and dealias Doppler velocities from the operational weather radars and derive the required wind and hail information from these calibrated and dealiased radar data. The occupant of this position will be required to undertake research on further developing, improving, and transitioning to operations those prototype techniques. The successful applicant will have developed expertise in radar calibration and / or hail and wind retrieval techniques, and experience in using the community python radar libraries (e.

g., py-Art) and writing complex Python codes. Eligibility A degree or diploma from an Australian institution, or a comparable overseas qualification, which is appropriate to the duties; OR Eligibility for graduate membership of, or registration by, a professional body, which is appropriate to the duties, or a comparable overseas qualification which is appropriate to the duties; OR Other comparable qualifications, which are appropriate to the duties.

Notes Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified task for 29 months RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see: http://www.

apsc.gov.au/priorities/disability/recruitability .

About Bureau of Meteorology The Bureau of Meteorology is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants who are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, come from non-English speaking backgrounds or have a disability may wish to indicate this in their application so that the selection advisory committee can be appropriately structured. We are looking for highly qualified/experienced people who are interested in working in a dynamic organisation that offers a challenging work environment and excellent opportunities for development and advancement.


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$79,866 - $90,805


18 Nov 2019


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