[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES/PSD Professional Research Assistant, NOAA/CU, Boulder, CO
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Posting Title CIRES/PSD Professional Research Assistant
Position Type Research Faculty
Posting date 04/25/2013
Full/Part Time Full-time
Background Check Required? Yes
CIRES/PSDProfessional Research Assistant
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
at the University of Colorado, Boulder has an opening for a Professional
Research Assistant to develop and test next-generation data assimilation
and ensemble-prediction capabilities for the National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) global numerical weather prediction
models. This work will be performed in collaboration with colleagues at
NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory/Physical Sciences Division
(ESRL/PSD), the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), and the
National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The position would
begin in the Fall of 2013.
Duties will include:
• Development of improved treatments of model uncertainty and sampling
error within the ensemble prediction and data assimilation systems;
• Testing new methods for utilizing ensemble-based background-error
covariance estimates within the operationalNOAAGlobal Statistical
Interpolation variational data assimilation system;
• Developing interfaces between new global weather prediction models and
the data assimilation system;
• Publishing articles in peer-reviewed journals describing the research
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.
Master’s degree in atmospheric science or related discipline, a
background in atmospheric data assimilation and ensemble prediction.
• Ability to work independently and with a multi-disciplinary research
team, with excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Fortran 95 programming experience required, and familiarity with the
Python, GrADS, and/orIDLprogramming languages desirable.
Required Competencies/Knowledge, Skills and abilities
Special instructions to applicants
Applicants must complete the Faculty/Exempt Professional andEEOData
(application) form, and upload the required documents:
3-List of references and complete contact information
4-Proof of highest degree earned (copy of diploma or unofficial transcripts)
The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to
building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women,
racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and
veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request
for individuals with disabilities by contacting theADACoordinator at
hr-ada at colorado.edu. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts
background checks for all final applicants being considered for employment.
Job posting contact Karen
Job posting contact telephone 303-492-1168
Job posting contact email jobs at cires.colorado.edu
Job Posting Number RF00259
Quicklink for Posting http://www.jobsatcu.com:80/postings/62627
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