[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES/PSD Professional Research Assistant, NOAA/CU, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Sat Sep 19 08:03:52 MDT 2015


Posting Title 	CIRES/PSD Professional Research Assistant
Campus 	Boulder
Position Type 	Research Faculty
Posting date 	04/25/2013
Closing date 	
Full/Part Time 	Full-time
Background Check Required? 	Yes
Job Summary 	
Posting Description 	

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.

Minimum Qualifications 	

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 	
Desired Qualifications 	
Special instructions to applicants 	

Applicants must complete the Faculty/Exempt Professional andEEOData 
(application) form, and upload the required documents:
1-Cover Letter
2-Curriculum Vitae
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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