[ES_JOBS_NET] Staff Scientist, Numerical Weather Prediction, STAR LLC, Boulder, CO
christin at ucar.edu
Sun Jan 10 08:58:26 MST 2016
STAR LLC-Boulder, CO
BASIC FUNCTION OF JOB:
STAR (Science and Technology in Atmospheric Research) LLC has an
immediate opening in Boulder, Colorado for an experienced scientist with
a strong background in numerical weather prediction (NWP) modeling and
data assimilation. The candidate will lead existing projects, provide
oversight to more junior scientists, and will contribute to various
areas of business development, including writing and reviewing proposals
for a diverse set of applications. The candidate must feel comfortable
in a multitasking project environment, working with a variety of clients
and collaborators that range from US and foreign governments,
universities and private industry.
The successful candidate will feel comfortable working with models such
as the WRF and others, and will generally be well-versed in the
strengths and limitations of NWP models, and also possess experience
working with a variety of surface and upper air observation systems such
as fixed and mobile surface stations, profilers, radar, and lidar. A
strong understanding of the principles and applications of data
assimilation methods – and preferably hands-on experience with DA
techniques, is strongly desired. Knowledge of the Global Statistical
Interpolation (GSI) system will be a plus. In addition to weather
modeling, it is desirable for the candidate to understand, or have
worked with, a variety of transport and dispersion (T&D) models such as
HPAC/JEM and Lagrangian particle models. Especially strong candidates
will have experience with models that encompass the mesoscale down to
urban scales of motion. Creativity and the ability to generally “think
out of the box” are highly valued traits to the organization.
Responsibilities will also include program/budget management, project
direction/oversight, customer relations, and program development.
Must have Masters, but preferably a PhD, in a Meteorology, Atmospheric
Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Physics or
Mathematics, or equivalent, totaling 10+ years of work or school
experience.. Must exhibit excellent verbal and written communication
skills, and must be able to work in a collaborative, fast paced, team
environment. Dependability, initiative, and ability to solve problems
both as part of a team and as an individual performer is a must. Must be
able to obtain a SECRET security clearance.
DESIRED SKILLS: Experience in Numerical Weather Simulation and
proficiency with FORTRAN. Knowledge of Python and one or more scripting
languages (bash, C-shell, etc.) is also desirable.
TRAVEL: Attend technical reviews and professional conferences,
Job Type: Full-time
* Science: 5 years
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