[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Scientist I; NCAR - Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD), Boulder, CO
christin at ucar.edu
Fri Nov 21 07:21:02 MST 2014
Project Scientist I
*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
*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
* 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*
evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status,
sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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