[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Researcher, NCAR – Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology - Mesoscale Prediction

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Oct 15 07:23:26 MDT 2015

Postdoc Researcher


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Job Description

    *Postdoc Researcher*


    *PLEASE NOTE: *This is a new full-time position. Initial
    consideration will be given to applications received prior to 4:00
    p.m. on  November 3rd, 2015.  Thereafter, applications will be
    reviewed on an as-needed basis.

    NCAR – Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology - Mesoscale Prediction

    Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR’s relocation policy

    UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa to fill this position



    This position contributes to research and development of the
    atmospheric component of the Model for Prediction Across Scales
    (MPAS) and its implementation and use within the Community Earth
    System Model (CESM) for climate and regional climate applications.
    The research conducted focuses on evaluating the nonhydrostatic
    atmospheric component of MPAS for global variable-resolution
    regional-climate applications, specifically at meso-scale and
    convective-scale resolutions. This position requires working with
    NCAR scientists and scientists at the Department of Energy (DOE)
    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) working under the Water
    Cycle and Climate Extremes Modeling (WACCEM) Scientific Focus Area


      * Conduct research and development related to the atmospheric
        component of MPAS used as a dynamical core within the Community
        Atmosphere Model (CAM) of CESM. Research emphasis will be the
        evaluation and improvement of CESM/CAM/MPAS regional-climate
        capabilities at meso- and convection-permitting scales. Work
        will include MPAS and CAM physics evaluations.
      * Assist in the preparation and execution of MPAS/CAM-based
        regional climate experiments.
      * Prepare results for publication in peer-reviewed journals and
        for presentation at meetings and conferences. Prepare and
        deliver summary reports or project progress reports as needed.
      * Contribute to the goals of the MMM program. May assist in the
        development of funding proposals and contribute to program
        planning for the MPAS project within MMM.
      * The above statements describe the primary work being performed.
        Additional tasks may be assigned from time to time.



    Education and Experience:

      * Ph.D. degree within the last 5 years in Meteorology, Physics, or
        a related field.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

      * Knowledge and experience with probability and statistics
      * Skill in model development and evaluation, as demonstrated in
        peer-reviewed journal publications
      * Knowledge in NWP model physics
      * Knowledge of and advanced skills with programming languages
        (Fortran-90 preferred) and scripting
      * Ability in working with Linux/Unix operating systems and display
        tools (NCL, etc.)
      * Effective written and oral communication skills
      * Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a
        development team

    Decision Making and Problem Solving:

      * Conducts research and coordinates and integrates physics
        development and evaluation within CESM/CAM/MPAS under guidance
        from supervisor. Determines project priorities and constructs
        and implements research plans. Creatively and efficiently solves
        scientific problems, independently or as part of a project team.

    Desired but not required:

      * Experience with the MPAS and/or CESM modeling systems, and/or
        other regional/global numerical prediction modeling systems.


      * Experience and specialization in climate, regional climate or
        numerical weather prediction, and/or meso- cloud-scale physics
        and dynamics.

    The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an
    equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that
    strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is
    committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and
    applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of
    race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex,
    gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual
    orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy.

    Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the
    University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are
    committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that
    values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.

Job Location
    Boulder, Colorado, United States
Position Type

Appointment Type
Regular, Full-Time (R1)
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