[ES_JOBS_NET] post-doctoral researcher, data assimilation, Univ. of Colorado
christin at ucar.edu
Mon Jul 14 06:36:56 MDT 2014
*CIRES/SWPC Research Associate ("post-doctoral researcher")*
University of Colorado-Boulder, CO
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the
University of Colorado Boulder seeks applications for a Research
Associate ("post-doctoral researcher"), in the field of whole atmosphere
and/or ionosphere data assimilation, with a start date of September 1,
2014 (negotiable). This position will be located in the NOAA -Space
Weather Prediction Center in Boulder, CO.
The researcher position is initially for one year, and may be extended
for up to 3 years, contingent upon performance, and is expected to be in
support of a 3-year project in close collaboration with the NOAA - NCEP
, University of Maryland, and UCAR - COSMIC . Applications will be
considered immediately and the position will remain open until filled.
The Space-Atmosphere Interaction Region ( SAIR ), encompassing the
mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere, is an intersection between
geospace and the Earth's atmosphere, and is exposed to vacillating
conditions of both space and terrestrial weather. Recent observational
and modeling studies have revealed clear reaches of terrestrial weather
far beyond the Mesosphere Lower Thermosphere ( MLT ) region into the
topside ionosphere. At the same time, the region lends itself to forcing
originating from the Sun and solar-wind magnetosphere interactions. The
predictability of the SAIR is a fundamental question in Heliophysics,
and calls for a paradigm shift from a deterministic to a probabilistic
modeling framework. To meet with this contemporary modeling and
simulation challenge, we will systematically compare and combine
ensemble simulations of a comprehensive whole atmosphere model, coupled
with an ionosphere and plasmasphere model called the Integrated Dynamics
in Earth's Atmosphere ( IDEA ) with global Earth and geospace
observations. Building on the National Weather Service's operational
ensemble forecasting and data assimilation systems as well as our
earlier efforts, we will construct an ensemble forecasting and data
assimilation system that will ultimately be capable of assimilating
observations from the ground to the SAIR .
Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in atmospheric sciences, space
physics, engineering, or a closely related field.
Previous experience with data assimilation, large-scale computational
physics and statistics, and handling of ionospheric observations is
Strong communication skills and the ability to work both independently
and collaboratively are essential.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities
Special instructions to applicants
Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data
(application) form, and upload the following required documents:
3- Proof of highest degree earned (copy of diploma or unofficial
4- List of three professional references with all contact information,
from whom an official written letter of recommendation will be requested
by the hiring unit at the appropriate time during the search.
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women,
racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and
veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request
for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at
hr-ada at colorado.edu.
The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks for all
applicants being considered for employment.
The position will be filled as a Research Associate at the University of
Colorado Boulder and will be eligible for employee benefits, including
22 days of vacation (for a 100% position) per year. You must use
www.jobsatcu.com to formally apply for this position.
For more information, contact Tomoko Matsuo (tomoko.matsuo at colorado.edu)
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