Netherlands nationals: Research scientist Climate Data Services

Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat
De Bilt, Netherlands
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The researcher that we are looking for is eager to work with observations and keen on developing ideas into products. These research products can be new datasets or monitoring capabilities and innovative applications. The ultimate goal is to provide our society with key climate diagnostics for the development of early warning systems, provide the scientific community with reliable data for monitoring climate change and for climate adaptation actions in sectors like agriculture and water management. You will be participating in the development of the key products of the department including data portals and climate information products. A part of the job will be to be in close contact with both users and data suppliers. Expertise in the application of geospatial techniques is considered to be a strong asset for this position, given the central role of interpolated datasets in the services of KNMI.

What we offer

  • Be part of an internationally recognized team of climate scientists developing highly innovative and widely used Climate Services
  • The opportunity to interact and collaborate within a multidisciplinary environment
  • Opportunities for personal development and education


  • PhD in a relevant field (Climate Science, Meteorology, Data Science)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of data science techniques and methods for geographical information production
  • Advanced skills in scientific programming  (Python, R)
  • Fluency in written and spoken English;
  • Collaboration oriented: able to work well in multidisciplinary teams