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