[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Researcher, NCAR Climate and Global Dynamics Division (CGD), Boulder, Colorado

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sun Sep 21 09:10:34 MDT 2014


Postdoc Researcher

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Job Description

    *PLEASE NOTE*: This is a new, full-time term one-year position 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

    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)   One reference letter with names of two more


    *BASIC JOB FUNCTION*: This is a term position in support of a DOE
    SciDAC collaborative project for modeling the long-term changes in
    climate, ice sheets, and sea level using CESM-CISM (Community Earth
    System Model with the Community Ice Sheet Model). Simulations will
    include both past and future scenarios. The position will combine
    scientific research with the coordination and support of the
    CESM-CISM simulation activities. This position participates and
    contributes to the CESM-CISM modeling activities, specifically
    critically evaluating the simulations for the Last Interglacial and
    Pliocene against reconstructions for the climate, sea level, and the
    Greenland ice sheet, independently and in collaboration with others,
    and using these simulations in conjunction with long-term future
    CESM-CISM simulations to understand possibilities for the future.
    The incumbent will also be involved in suggesting modifications and
    improvements to CISM and the other component models for successful
    prediction of the Greenland ice sheet within CESM. The position
    includes the design and execution of experiments, the scientific
    analysis of results, further development of post-processing tools,
    and the publication of papers.

    The incumbent is expected to operate with a significant degree of
    independence. Priorities will be determined in conjunction with the
    NCAR Project PI, in collaboration with the DOE Los Alamos National
    Laboratory (LANL) team.


    Fully participates and contributes to the modeling of the long-term
    changes in climate, ice sheets and sea level using CESM-CISM.
    Contributes to the experimental design, oversees integrations,
    manages relevant input, output, and comparative data sets, carry out
    detailed and innovative analyses of model simulations, and
    facilitates the dissemination of results. Collaborates on the
    development of post-processing tools for diagnosis of the CESM-CISM
    simulations. Documents experimental and diagnostics procedures.
    Organizes and maintains a comprehensive database of simulation
    output and analysis.

    Conducts independent and collaborative research to improve CESM-CISM
    applications to long time scales.

    Interacts with the greater CESM and university communities, by
    providing expertise on ice dynamics and the capabilities of
    CESM-CISM for paleoclimate problems.

    Takes the lead and participates in writing of scientific journal
    articles and formal reports. Presents results at relevant meetings.
    The incumbent must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


    Education and Experience:

      * Ph.D. or equivalent in oceanic, atmospheric, or related earth
        sciences within the last 5 years.
      * Demonstrated experience in working with large scientific
        computer programs.
      * Demonstrated experience in developing complex simulation models.
      * Demonstrated record of publication in scientific peer reviewed

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      * Demonstrated understanding, through published or academic work,
        of modeling complex, geophysical processes.
      * Thorough knowledge of the physical and mathematical basis of ice
        sheet models.
      * Extensive experience with ice sheet models.
      * Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing reliable
        Fortran modules for complex geophysical systems, particularly
        ice sheet models.
      * Demonstrated knowledge of the UNIX operating system and its
        variants, including skill in writing shell scripts
      * Knowledge of graphical analysis tools, e.g., IDL, NCL. MatLab.
      * Detailed knowledge of data analysis methodologies for climate
        and ice sheet models.
      * Effective oral and written communication skills.
      * Ability to assess priorities.
      * Knowledge of web based communication.

    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 State

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