[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc Researcher, NCAR – Mesoscale & Microscale Meteorology - Mesoscale Prediction
christin at ucar.edu
Thu Oct 15 07:23:26 MDT 2015
*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
*BASIC JOB FUNCTION: *
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
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
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.
Boulder, Colorado, United States
Regular, Full-Time (R1)
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