[ES_JOBS_NET] Scientific Analyst/Engineer, Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado Boulder

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Oct 30 10:34:43 MDT 2014


    CIRES/GSD PRA: Scientific Analyst/Engineer

      Posting Information

Posting Title 	CIRES/GSD PRA: Scientific Analyst/Engineer
Campus 	Boulder
City 	Boulder, CO
Position Type 	Research Faculty
Posting date 	10/22/2014
Closing date 	
Full/Part Time 	Full-time
Background Check Required? 	Yes
Job Summary 	
Posting Description 	

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) 
at the University of Colorado Boulder and the Forecast Impact and 
Quality Assessment Section (FIQAS) within the Aviation, Computing and 
Evaluation Branch of the ESRL's Global Systems Division is seeking a 
scientific research analyst/engineer with meteorological, quantitative 
and engineering skills to support the evaluation of aviation forecasts, 
develop impact-based verification metrics and assessment approaches, and 
work with aviation operational specialists to develop foundational 
concepts for building new aviation decision support tools.

This research is accomplished using various techniques including 
mathematical modeling and statistical methods, using analysis packages 
and software such as matlab, R, python, java, and C. This research 
analyst will be responsible for developing software to ingest and 
manipulate large data sets, implementing scientific algorithms, and 
utilizing relational databases to conduct the analysis.

Essential Job Functions:
. Analyze weather data and forecasts in conjunction with aviation 
operations data (such as Aircraft Situation Display to Industry data 
andATCSCCAdvisories) for use in verification studies and automated 
decision support tools.
. Build new verification strategies and techniques combining weather 
information and aviation decision criteria for use in quality 
assessments and automated impact-based decision support tools.
. Support the implementation and analysis of comprehensive forecast 
assessments that involve combining and comparing data products of 
varying characteristics such as radar-derived, model-derived, or 
satellite products, deterministic and probabilistic forecast products, 
of varying data formats such as gridded, point-based, or feature-based 
. Implement scientific concepts and complex algorithms to support 
assessments, and work with a team of engineers to incorporate concepts 
and code into automated decision support tools.
. Perform extensive analysis of assessment results and summarize 
findings and conclusions in written reports and presentations.
. Work with users, including weather forecasters and aviation decision 
makers, to learn how weather information is used to make aviation 
decisions. Integration of this knowledge into the forecast assessments 
and automated tools will be essential.

Minimum Qualifications 	

. A Master's degree Mathematics, Physical Science, or related field

Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities 	

Required Skills:
. Demonstrated skill in development and implementation of verification 
techniques for weather products
. Demonstrated skills data analysis and interpretation of statistical 
. Experience programming in python or perl
. Experience programming in java, C, or C++
. Experience with analysis platforms such as R or matlab
. Proficiency in application development in the Linux environment
. Proficiency with meteorological data and formats such as grib and netCDF
. Statistical modeling experience
. Meteorology experience
. Experience with open sourceRDBMSsuch as MySQL and postgreSQL

Required Non-Technical Skills
. Ability to work from high level requirements and engage in an 
iterative development process
. Ability to adapt to changing requirements
. Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
. Ability to work well within a multidisciplinary team of scientists and 
. Effective communication skills---written, verbal, and interpersonal
. Ability to communicate complex scientific concepts to executive management
. Strong and creative problem-solving ability
. Willing and able to learn new technologies and concepts

Desired Qualifications 	

Preferred Skills
. Experience working with air traffic management data or knowledge of 
aviation operations and decision-making processes
. Willing and able to arrange meetings, give presentations, and drive 
consensus among fellow analysts, developers, project sponsors and other 
. Willing and able to seek answers from teammates and external teams
. Highly motivated and proactive

Special instructions to applicants 	

Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff andEEOData 
(application) form, and upload the required documents:

1-Cover Letter, explaining why you want this position and how your 
skills meet the job requirements and address desired experience
2-cv including any publications, and salary history
3-Proof of highest degree earned (copy of diploma or unofficial transcripts)
4-Document 1: A letter of recommendation.

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 theADACoordinator at 
hr-ada at colorado.edu.

The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks for all 
final applicants being considered for employment.


Job posting contact 	Karen Dempsey
Job posting contact telephone 	3039492-1168
Job posting contact email 	Jobs at cires.colorado.edu
Job Posting Number 	RF01895
Quicklink for Posting 	http://www.jobsatcu.com:80/postings/90146 
Open Until Filled 	Yes

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