[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Scientist, Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA), UCAR Community Programs (UCP) – Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP), Colorado
christin at ucar.edu
Thu Aug 25 05:26:13 MDT 2016
*PLEASE NOTE: *This is a full-time position. Initial consideration
will be given to applications received prior to 4:00 p.m. on August
28^th 2016, or until a sufficient number of applications have been
received. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed
UCAR Community Programs (UCP) – Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP)
No relocation package is offered for this position.
UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa to fill this position.
*BASIC JOB FUNCTION: *
This position is under the Joint Center for Satellite Data
Assimilation (JCSDA) and provides partial support for the Joint
Effort for Data assimilation Integration (JEDI) project. This JEDI
is an inter-agency plan aimed at developing a unified community Data
Assimilation (DA) system for research and operations.
The core aspect of this position will be to modularize, standardize,
and mutualize data assimilation code across the partners of the
JCSDA. These partners are NASA/GMAO, NOAA/NWS, NOAA/NESDIS,
NOAA/OAR, the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Oceanographer of the
Navy, and the US Air Force 557th Weather Wing. The expected benefit
is the increased ability to directly share and reuse software
developed or tested by the community of partners. This will result
in reduced overlap in development work, facilitate transition from
research to operational implementation, which is expected to
optimize and accelerate the assimilation of new observations and in
particular new satellite data. Spearheading such an ambitious
collaborative project is consistent with the mission of the JCSDA,
uniquely situated at the crossroad of these key organizations.
* Provide leadership in collaboration with senior management for
the design and development of the overall JEDI system, including
the observation operator, solver and data base components.
Provides significant planning with initial focus on the
development of observation operations and the observational
* Supervise the work from other team members. Responsible for
quarterly reports to the JCSDA and daily interaction with
government scientists and contractors, and other members of the
JEDI project. Acts as an advisor to senior management, develops
proposals, and serves as a Principal Investigator or Co-PI.
* Authors scientific reports/resource publications, and attends
and/or presents at national and international scientific
*Education and Experience:*
* Ph.D. in a relevant science, and at least ten years of
experience in the scientific field of specialization; or an
equivalent combination of education and experience.
*Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:*
* Expert programming skills (particularly FORTRAN).
* Ability to work as a part of a larger group using a code
management environment (e.g., subversion, GIT, etc.)
* Expert knowledge in data assimilation and familiarity with
* Excellent interpersonal skills along with excellent oral and
written communication skills with an emphasis in technical
* Expert skills in planning and managing project goals and objectives.
* Demonstrated skill in conducting high-quality, independent and
collaborative scientific research (as evidenced by publications
in refereed scientific journals).
* Demonstrated skill in writing scientific papers and in making
* Proven ability to establish and maintain professional
relationships within and outside the organization.
* Experience in writing successful research proposals to a variety
of potential funding sources.
*Decision Making and Problem Solving:*
* In consultation with peers, develop innovative and ingenious
solutions to very complex technical problems.
* Candidate must have a record of regular publications and must
have received some level of national recognition.
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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