Associate Scientist I

Deadline 
This position will be posted until August 7th, 2019. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

Location

This position will be located at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynnamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, NJ.

Where You Will Work

The Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science (CPAESS) develops customizable solutions to complex scientific challenges by fostering scientific leadership and workforce, building community collaborations, and facilitating the advancement of research for the benefit of society.  CPAESS facilitates and manages scientific research and research-to-operations appointments for early career and expert scientists at US institutions, federal laboratories and program offices. CPAESS collaborates with the community to provide an array of scientific opportunities that promote lifelong professional and workforce development and that fosters a new generation of leaders within the scientific community.

This position will be located at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, NJ. 

This position is subject to work location requirements for obtaining access to facilities and research systems. These requirements may include a combination of national security checks, credit checks, fingerprinting, or other security clearance requirements.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.

U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) is required for this position. UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position.

What You Will Do

This position will work with the Weather and Climate Dynamics division at the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory in Princeton, NJ as a supporting scientist to contribute to the continued development of the GFDL weather and climate models at convection-permitting (< 25 km) to convection-resolving (1-4km) scales, on nowcast to S2S scales and beyond. The qualified candidate will have a background in atmospheric sciences with experience in using numerical models for weather, seasonal or sub-seasonal scale simulations: examples include but are not limited to severe local storms, tropical cyclones, MJO, or intense rain, wind, ice, or snow events.

Responsibilities Include

Improve, automate, and maintain model pre-processing tools for creating model initial conditions for weather and climate simulations.

Collect observational data and model analyses and forecasts produced by operational centers, including NCEP and ECMWF.

Analyze model output and verify against observations, including developing forecast diagnostics and verification, using standard datasets and new observational products.

Design of graphical presentation of results, including figures for our real-time prediction website.

May author technical reports, scientific publications, and document and present modelupdates and results at seminars and scientific meetings. 

Requirements

Bachelor of Science Degree in Atmospheric Science or related field.

Desired Skills

Education and Years of Experience:

  • Master's degree in Atmospheric Sciences or related field and 1-2 years of relevant experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in using numerical models for weather, seasonal or sub-seasonal scale simulations: examples include but are not limited to severe local storms, tropical cyclones, MJO, or intense rain, wind, ice, or snow events.

  • Solve routine problems encountered in a research project and work under general guidance.

  • Competent and reliable completion of a variety of research tasks in cooperation with project leads.

  • Substantial experience configuring, running, and evaluating numerical models (idealized or comprehensive) for these phenomena.

  • Skill with processing NETCDF format data and using script languages, e.g. C shell, Python or NCL.

  • Good oral and written communication skills, with an emphasis in technical communication.

  • Organizing and prioritizing tasks within a well-defined research project.

  • Interest in learning about NOAA’s meteorological, oceanographic, and hydrographic data and information.

How to Apply

Please visit the UCAR Silkroad to apply

Applicant Notes

To be considered for this position we require recommendation letters from two references, please include those with your application before submitting.

This position is subject to work location requirements for obtaining access to facilities and research systems. These requirements may include a combination of national security checks, credit checks, fingerprinting, or other security clearance requirements.

What's in it for You:

  • Compensation

  • PTO

  • Paid Holidays

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)

  • Retirement Plan

  • And more!

EEO/AAP Statement

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.

Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.

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CPAESS Contact Information

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Fax:
303-497-8633

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