[ES_JOBS_NET] Scientific Programmer in Maryland, USA

Tracey Holloway taholloway at wisc.edu
Mon Jul 7 07:41:17 MDT 2014

Scientific Programmer

Innovim is expected to fill a scientific Programmer position in the application of climate prediction to hydrology. The tasks include (1) development of methodologies for drought classification including running land surface models to obtain the estimates of soil moisture and streamflow, and (2) to understand drought predictability and (3) to perform drought classification prediction in support of drought outlook operation.   A primary goal is to transfer research results into the operational drought monitoring and  forecasting at the Climate Prediction Center/NCEP/NWS/NOAA.  Candidates with (1) demonstrated interests and/or background in translating science to an operational forecast environment and (2) demonstrated programming skill and data set management are encouraged to apply.

The candidate should hold a MS or Ph.D  in atmospheric sciences or hydrology with knowledge and/or experience in hydrologic applications of climate predictions, hydrologic forecast operations, or hydrologic or land surface modeling. Experience with NWS river forecasts and National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) CFS and GFS forecasts would be a plus. Proficiency with UNIX/LINUX shell scripts and FORTRAN is mandatory. Other skills in GrADS and HTML, and oral and written communication skills are also required.

The position is located at the National Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, 5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD. The successful candidate is expected to work very closely with atmospheric and hydrologic scientists at CPC. Prospected candidates should apply at the Careers at Innovim.com.  The candidate must be an US Citizen, or Permanent Resident holding a working status, and be able to pass a NACI clearance.


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