CIRES/ESRL Mesoscale Data Assimilation Scientist

Location
Boulder, CO
Posted
Jul 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution



CIRES/ESRL Mesoscale Data Assimilation Scientist

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colorado and the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) have an immediate opening for a research associate with experience in mesoscale data assimilation and/or numerical weather prediction. The scientist will have an appointment within Assimilation and Modeling Branch of the ESRL Global Systems Division.

Excellent coding and scripting skills.

Run HRRRR and HRRR Ensemble.

The scientist will develop and test modifications in data assimilation and related mesoscale models. The scientist work closely under direction of the ADB branch chief. The scientist will also work in collaboration with other scientists in ESRL/GSD/ADB and other groups within ESRL, NCAR, NCEP and other collaborators through NOAA. This work will include development for the HRRR and Rapid Refresh (RAP) assimilation systems using the GSI (Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation) assimilation and the WRF (Weather Research and Forecast) model. It will also involve work with NOAA's Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) and the FV3 model in applications toward short-range forecast and nowcasting applications. The scientist will work as part of a team in testing and refining algorithms for real-time operational application. The position is located in Boulder, Colorado.

Qualifications

Qualifications
    Ph.D. or M.S. in the atmospheric sciences or a closely related discipline. Experience in developing and testing data assimilation techniques and codes Outstanding coding and scripting skills with NWP models.. Strong desire to improve operational NWP capabilities. Strong desire to support research community to apply operational data assimilation systems Strong ability to work effectively in a team environment. Experience with numerical weather prediction models.

Desirable Skills
    Experience with ensemble-based data assimilation systems and their application Experience with SRF mesoscale model (use and development) Fluent knowledge of Fortran and Fortran 90 including debugging and optimizing code Proficiency in UNIX-base scripting languages Expertise with Linux and UNIX operating Systems Knowledge of synoptic meteorology and forecasting experience Experience maintaining robust community code in a real-time environment Experience with the verification of high-resolution meteorological forecasts



Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; 4 -One letter of recommendation This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.



Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10080 - Coop Inst Res/Envrm Sci - Dir

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jul 6, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: karen dempsey

Posting Contact Email: karen.dempsey@colorado.edu

Position Number: 00677436

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