[ES_JOBS_NET] Associate Scientist, NCAR – Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) – Hydrometeorological Applications Program (HAP)

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Mar 24 09:44:17 MDT 2016


    *PLEASE NOTE: *This is a full-time, 1-year term position with
    possibility of extension.  Initial consideration will be given to
    applications received prior to 4:00 p.m. on March 21, 2016.
    Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

    NCAR – Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) – Hydrometeorological
    Applications Program (HAP)

    Relocation benefits not provided.

    UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa to fill this position.





    This is a new full-time position that will support the 1)
    implementation and execution of hydrological, water resource and
    meteorological models for a variety of hydrometeorological
    forecasting and regional climate applications, and 2) development
    and implementation of decision support systems for water resource



      * Provides scientific support to advance numerical modeling
        capabilities for various hydrometeorological forecasting
        applications. Tasks include:
          o Developing hydrologic models for local, regional, and
            continental-scale domains;
          o Performing complex numerical simulations using models such
            as WRF, WRF Hydro and WEAP;
          o Evaluating model output for a variety of hydrometeorological
            and water resources applications;
          o Improving the representation of water management activities
            in hydrologic models;
          o Validating upgrades of modeling systems against known
            baseline cases.
      * Provides advanced analyses (physical and statistical) of
        observational data and model output using different packaged and
        internally-written software tools.  Creates innovative graphics
        to illustrate physical processes for a variety of audiences.
      * Writes or contributes to reports, conference papers and journal
        articles.  Presents research results at conferences and other
        public meetings.
      * Contributes to the development of new proposals for external



    *Education and Experience:*

      * B.S. degree in atmospheric science, physical science, or
        engineering science and four to six years’ experience in
        hydrologic and/or atmospheric modeling.  Or an equivalent
        combination of education and experience.
      * Advanced degree in atmospheric, physical, or engineering science
        is desired.

    *Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:*

      * Demonstrated skill in the use of atmospheric and water resources
        models (e.g., WRF and WRF Hydro)
      * Advanced skill in analyzing large meteorological and/or
        hydrological datasets from numerical models and observations
      * Demonstrated understanding of water management practices and
        their representation in modeling systems
      * Proficiency in working in a Unix computing environment
      * Well-developed skill in programming (Fortran and/or C) and
        scripting languages (Python, R, and/or Perl)
      * Well-developed skill in using graphical display programs such as
        R, NCL, IDV, IDL, QGIS, and Matlab
      * Advanced skill in oral and written presentation of technical and
        scientific material
      * Ability to work effectively with a team of scientists and
        engineers to complete a complex project goal
      * Ability to prioritize, organize, and follow through on tasks.
      * Ability to work on multiple projects efficiently.

    *Decision Making and Problem Solving:*

      * Contributes to higher-level decisions through interaction with
        supervisor and/or other more senior staff.
      * Solves routine problems encountered in a research project using
        guidance from co-workers and managers, and utilizing scientific
        and engineering expertise available in RAL.  Seeks or accepts
        guidance when faced with a problem that exceeds his/her ability
        to solve independently in a reasonable timeframe.
      * Contributes to the formulation and planning of tasks in areas of

    *Desired but not required:*

      * Working knowledge of the Water Evaluation and Planning (WEAP) tool
      * Working knowledge of GIS
      * Ability to speak Spanish fluently

    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.

Job Location
    Boulder, , United States
Position Type

Appointment Type
Term Full-Time (T1)

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