CIRES Temporary Researcher

Boulder, Colorado
Apr 07, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Boulder, Colorado Employment Type:

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Full-TimePosting Close Date:

07-Apr-2021Date Posted:

05-Apr-2021 Close All Job Summary

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU Boulder welcomes applications for a Temporary Researcher. The Temporary Researcher will work on a 10-week project during Summer 2021. The candidate must have finished their undergraduate degree and plan to start a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in Fall 2021.

The project will investigate the impact of large volcanic eruptions on the El Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO). The probability of an El Niño event occuring is increased in climate models after a large volcanic eruption. However, there is no consensus as to what mechanisms cause this resposne and whether this is coherent between climate models. Signal to noise maximizing pattern (SNP) filtering can be used to identify the true response to focing such as volcanic eruptions. SNP will be applied to a suite of single model initial-condition large ensembles (SMILEs) to investigate how the ENSO response differs between models, whether different mechanisms are at play in different models and how the response differs to differnent eruptions.

The Temporary Researcher/summer student will give an oral presentation at the end of the project to present their results to the CU Boulder community.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Who We AreAt CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people's relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth's poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system. Your Key Responsibilities Will Be
  • Scientific analysis for the project.
  • Personal development.
  • Participation in CU Boulder scientific seminars and events.
What You Should Know
  • This is a temporary position and will be paid on an hourly basis.
What We Can Offer


BenefitsThe University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.Be StatementsBe Ambitious. Be Impactful. Be Boulder.What We Require
  • Undergraduate degree in science, with coursework in meteorology, oceanography or atmospheric science.
  • Experience working with climate model output (specifically CMIP class models).
  • Understanding of and research experience with ENSO dynamics and teleconnections.
  • Proficiency in the use of matlab, python and use of jupyter notebooks is required.
Special InstructionsTo apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume.
Please apply by 4/8/2021 for consideration.
Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.
Posting Contact InformationPosting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

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