[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES Professional Research Assistant (Meteorologists Developer), Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Wed Jul 8 06:53:13 MDT 2015

  CIRES Professional Research Assistant (Meteorologists Developer) ESRL-4


  Position Type: Professional Research Assistant

Position Posted: July 2, 2015

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) 
at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a Research Associate to 
provide scientific and technical meteorological expertise to develop 
tools for extreme rainfall forecasting. The incumbent will interact with 
NWS SOOs, NCEP Staff, and the research community to improve NWS 
forecaster’s situational awareness of extreme QPF events.

The new hire will be employed by CIRES with technical oversight provided 
by WPC management. The incumbent works under general supervision but is 
expected to work independently and determine action to be taken in 
handling all but unusual situations.  This is a non-supervisory position.

*The position will be based either at Boulder, CO or College Park, MD. 
Location preference needs to be given when applying.*


  * Use scientific and technical meteorological expertise to develop
    tools for extreme rainfall forecasting.
  * Develop web applications using modern industry languages and tools
    such as, Linux, Python, javascript and PHP.
  * Coordinate with NWS staff and external researchers to develop
    improved forecast tools.
  * As appropriate, contribute to formal scientific publications, and/or
    attending off-site conferences, symposia and
    hazardous-weather-related outreach events;
  * Perform related duties as assigned.


  * A BS degree (or higher) in meteorology/atmospheric science.
  * General technical expertise in at least one scripting language such
    as Python, perl, shell.
  * Emphasis will be placed on applicants with considerable experience
    in areas of heavy rainfall including operational forecasts and
    warnings, convection-allowing numerical models/ensemble prediction
    systems, and creation/dissemination of probabilistic hazard information.
  * Excellent oral and written communication skills are highly desired
    and a strong ability to work in a collaborative team environment is
    needed for the position. Please describe experience with Linux (or
    UNIX) operating systems, software skills including programming and
    scripting languages, web page development, graphic design or
    illustration, and AWIPS2/N-AWIPS workstations.

Position Benefits

The position will be filled as a Professional Research Assistant at the 
University of Colorado Boulder and will be eligible for employee 
benefits, including 22 days of vacation (for a 100% position) per year. 
Screening will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Required Application Materials

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


2- Cover letter

3- Proof of highest degree earned (copy of diploma or unofficial 

4- List of three professional references with all contact information 
from whom an official written letter of recommendation will be requested 
at the appropriate time during the search.


Please contact Dr. Dave Novak  (david.novak at noaa.gov 
<mailto:david.novak at noaa.gov>) at NOAA for further information.


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