[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Researcher, Climate and Global Dynamics Division, NCAR, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Jan 29 06:12:10 MST 2015


    *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 Friday, February 27, 2015.
    Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

    NCAR - 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.

    Basic Function of Job: Provides support for a National Science
    Foundation (NSF) collaborative project in conjunction with the
    University of Montana to utilize an integrated data/model approach
    designed to address the long-standing enigma of Pliocene Arctic
    warmth. The goal of the project is to give a clarifying explanation
    of the interaction among terrestrial feedback mechanisms during the
    Pliocene and their role in amplifying Arctic surface temperatures.

    Project priorities will be determined in conjunction with the NCAR
    Project PI, in collaboration with the University of Montana PI.


    Fully participates and contributes to the modeling of various
    factors influencing Arctic climate during the Pliocene using the
    CESM model. Contributes to the experimental design; oversees
    integrations; manages relevant input, output, and comparative data
    sets; carries 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 simulations. Documents experimental and
    diagnostics procedures. Organizes and maintains a comprehensive
    database of simulation output and analysis.

    Conducts independent and collaborative scientific research related
    to the project goals. Coordinates and supports interactions with the
    team members from the University of Montana. Participates in, and
    contributes to, the CESM modeling activities, specifically by
    critically evaluating the atmosphere-land feedbacks. Suggests
    modifications and improvements to the atmosphere and land models of
    CESM for applications to long time scales.

    Takes the lead and participates in writing of scientific journal
    articles and formal reports. Presents results at relevant meetings.

    Interacts with the greater CESM and university communities, by
    providing expertise on the capabilities of CESM for paleoclimate
    problems. Interacts with participants of the international PlioMIP
    project, including assessments of simulations and design of future


    Education and Experience:

      * Ph.D. or equivalent in oceanic, atmospheric, or related earth
        sciences by the start of the position and 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
      * Extensive experience with coupled climate models.
      * Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing reliable
        Fortran modules for complex geophysical systems, particularly
        climate models.

    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
        atmosphere and land 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 land models.
      * Excellent 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 States
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