[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES Professional Research Assistant/PSD: Climate Change Web Portal, University of Colorado

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Nov 4 06:32:34 MST 2014


*CIRES Professional Research Assistant/PSD: Climate Change Web Portal*
University of Colorado-Boulder, CO
Posting Description
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences ( CIRES 
) at University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a part-time Professional 
Research Assistant to work in the NOAA Earth System Research 
Laboratory/Physical Sciences Division ( PSD ). This is a part-time, 
benefits-eligible 50% position.

The Climate Analysis Branch within PSD is developing a web-based system 
for displaying observational data sets and fields obtained from the 
climate model inter-comparison project ( CMIP ). The goal is to provide 
easy access to climate variability and change information to scientists, 
managers, stake holders and the general public. We are seeking a team 
member to help develop this "climate change web portal" with expertise 
in processing large climate datasets and presenting them via the internet.

. Download, process, and analyze observations and climate model simulations.
. Quality control of atmospheric, oceanic and biogeochemical variables
. Compute climate and marine ecosystem metrics
. Help to derive measures of climate variability and change that are 
useful to scientists and the broader community
. Assist in the development of computer code/scripts to visualize 
climate data via the internet
. Demonstrate the climate change web portal to potential users
Minimum Qualifications
. Masters in atmospheric science, oceanography, or similar field
. Knowledge of meteorology, physical oceanography, marine biogeochemistry,
. Knowledge of and experience with scripting languages (especially 
Python), operating systems (Linux/mac OSX ), visualization software 
(such as NCL ), geophysical data formats (such as NetCDF)
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities
Desired Qualifications
Desired Skills and Experience
. Knowledge of hydrology, statistical methods
. Comfortable working with large datasets
. Experience with web-page development (html, javascript, css)
. Good verbal and written communication skills. Ability to communicate 
effectively with scientists of diverse backgrounds, managers and 
. Ability to work both independently and as part of a development team
Special instructions to applicants
Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data 
(application) form, and upload the following required documents:
1- Resume
2- A cover letter
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 Boulder conducts background checks for all 
final applicants being considered for employment.
PSD -29
Job posting contact
Karen Dempsey
Job posting contact telephone
Job posting contact email
Jobs at cires.colorado.edu
Job Posting Number

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