[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Scientist I; NCAR - Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD), Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Nov 21 07:21:02 MST 2014

Project Scientist I

Job Description

    *PLEASE NOTE*: This is a new, full-time, two-year term position with
    possibility of extension. Initial consideration will be given to
    applications received prior to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on Tuesday, November
    25, 2014. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed

      NCAR - Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD)

    UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., H1B, etc.) to fill
    this position.

    *BASIC JOB FUNCTION*: This position supports the NSF/USDA EaSM-3
    collaborative project investigating how regional changes in land use
    over the next several decades could alter land-atmosphere
    interactions against the backdrop of a warming climate. The position
    collaborates with scientists in the CGD Terrestrial Sciences Section
    and George Mason University on research to study the role of
    microbial processes on soil decomposition. The position builds upon
    recent advances in process-based understanding of coupling by going
    beyond the regions, metrics and time periods that have recently
    begun to be studied, and by more thoroughly exploring, how
    anthropogenic land use can modify the physical and biospheric
    pathways through which land-atmosphere interactions are initiated
    and maintained. This includes the design and execution of
    experiments, the scientific analysis of results, the maintenance and
    further development of post-processing tools, and the publication of
    papers. The position works with graduate students at George Mason


    Conducts independent and collaborative research on the
    cross-interactions of land use change and land-atmosphere
    interactions, including the utilization of the latest and ongoing
    developments in the Community Earth System Model (CESM) and the
    Community Land Model (CLM). Works with scientific teams at NCAR and
    George Mason University to accomplish research tasks.

    Under general guidance, trains and mentors graduate students and
    post-doctoral researchers on the use of CESM for scientific research.

    Disseminates scientific results through presentations at scientific
    meetings, publishing in refereed scientific literature, and
    preparing progress reports.

    Interacts with the greater CESM/CLM and university communities, by
    promoting and facilitating access and use of CESM/CLM models,
    diagnostics tools, and results from the project.


    Education and Experience:

      * Ph.D. or equivalent in atmospheric science, earth system
        science, environmental science, or a related field; and
      * one or more years of relevant experience in at least one of
        these areas.
      * Demonstrated experience in working with global climate, land
        surface, and atmosphere model results.
      * Demonstrated experience in writing for scientific peer reviewed
      * Experience with running Earth system models, particularly CESM.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      * Advanced knowledge of land-atmosphere interactions and land use
      * Knowledge of the physical basis of land surface and atmosphere
        models and their coupling.
      * Skill in the use of graphical analysis tools for large datasets
        (e.g., NCL, IDL, MatLAB, R).
      * Skill in the use of UNIX operating system and its variants.
      * Experience with high performance computing environments.
      * Ability to understand and modify code in Fortran90.
      * Strong skills in verbal and written communication of scientific
      * Ability to work both independently or collaboratively as a
        member of interdisciplinary scientific teams.
      * Ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate multiple tasks.

    The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an
    *equal opportunity employer*
    <http://www1.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/eeoc_self_print_poster.pdf>. We
    evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
    religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status,
    sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran

Job Location
    Boulder, Colorado, United States 

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