[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Researcher, NCAR, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Fri Sep 12 07:17:46 MDT 2014

Postdoc Researcher


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Job Description

    *PLEASE NOTE*: This is a new, full-time, one-year term position
    through date with possibility of extension. Initial consideration
    will be given to applications received prior to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on
    Friday, October 10, 2014. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed
    on an as-needed basis.

    NCAR Earth System Laboratory (NESL) - Climate and Global Dynamics
    Division (CGD)

    Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR's relocation policy

    If necessary, UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa (e.g., H1B, etc.)
    to fill this position.

    Applicants are required to submit:

    (1) Cover letter

    (2) Curriculum Vitae (CV)

    (3) Statement of research interests

    (4) Three reference letters

    The research statement should explicitly address how you might
    contribute to the project as described in this job announcement.


    *BASIC JOB FUNCTION*: Conducts research on the representation of
    marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles in the Community Earth
    System Model (CESM). Identifies key science questions of interest
    regarding the representation of the lower trophic levels of marine
    ecosystems and their impact on biogeochemical cycles. Designs and
    implements parameterizations of ecosystem processes in CESM.


    Works with a team of NCAR and DOE scientists to improve and
    modularize the marine biogeochemistry component of the Community
    Earth System Model (CESM). The overarching objectives are to provide
    robust predications of marine ecosystem dynamics in the context of
    climate variability and change. Furthermore, the project seeks to
    enable ecosystem models spanning a range of complexity, including
    those suitable for high-resolution physical frameworks. The
    postdoctoral researcher will conduct research on the representation
    of marine ecosystems and biogeochemical cycles in CESM. The
    individual will have the freedom to identify and focus on topics of
    their own interest within the context of the broader project. Areas
    of particular interest include food web dynamics, the microbial
    loop, phytoplankton ecology/physiology, nutrient utilization ratios,
    mechanisms controlling export production, and scale-dependence of
    physical-biological interactions. The postdoctoral researcher will
    have access to the high performance computing environment at NCAR,
    and will work with DOE collaborators at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

    Presents results at conferences and seminars; publishes results in
    the peer-reviewed scientific literature.


    Education and Experience:

      * Ph.D. in oceanography, physical, biological or chemical
        sciences, engineering, or applied math.
      * Candidates should have a strong background in fields relevant to
        ocean biogeochemistry.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      * Expertise in oceanography, with particular emphasis on
        biogeochemistry, plankton ecology and physiology, and/or
        physical-biological coupling.
      * Strong written and oral communication skills, especially for
        scientific publications.
      * Experience working with oceanographic models.
      * Proficiency writing scientific codes, especially in Fortran.
      * Experience working in a UNIX environment.
      * Expertise working with large geophysical data sets, including
        climate model output.
      * Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

    *DESIRED (but not required)*:

      * Marine ecosystem and/or oceanographic modeling experience.

    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
Position Type

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