[ES_JOBS_NET] land-ice modeling Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colorado

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Oct 11 06:34:50 MDT 2016


A*land-ice modeling Scientist*position with 12 month base salary support 
is open in theClimate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratory 
<http://www2.cgd.ucar.edu/>of the National Center for Atmospheric 
Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colorado. This position comes with 
associated software engineering and project scientist support, as well 
as a share of CGD administrative and computing resources.

TheCommunity Earth System Model (CESM) <http://www.cesm.ucar.edu/>has 
state-of- the-art capabilities for Greenland ice sheet applications, 
including an efficient, higher-order ice sheet dynamical core, and 
two-way coupling between the ice sheet and other climate model 
components. From this strong base, the specific responsibilities 
associated with the position are: to conduct original, independent and 
collaborative research toward the development of the CESM Land Ice 
Model; to provide scientific leadership for the extension of the CESM 
Land Ice Model to Antarctica, including the parameterization of 
processes coupling ice shelves to ice sheets and the ocean; to lead and 
facilitate research on the past and future evolution of ice sheets; and 
to communicate scientific results through both publications in 
scientific journals and presentations at national and international 
scientific meetings. In order to address the high-priority community 
requirements efficiently, activities are to be coordinated with the CESM 
Land Ice Working Group (LIWG), university contributors, and other 
national laboratories. The successful candidate will supervise a newly 
hired Project Scientist and a Software Engineer in the new CESM Land Ice 
Modeling project at NCAR.

The successful candidate also will be expected to contribute to the CGD 
mission, "To discover the key processes in each component of the Earth's 
climate system and to understand the interactions among them; to 
represent this knowledge in community models that effectively utilize 
computing advances; and to apply these models and observations to 
scientific problems of societal relevance." To fulfill this mission, CGD 
encourages and supports a triad of interdependent activities: 
fundamental research into atmospheric and climate processes, community 
model development, and the application of these models to research the 
earth's climate system. CGD is the host center of the Community Earth 
System Model (CESM), and virtually all its activities and resources 
directly or indirectly support CESM, either in the immediate or longer 
term. CGD scientists do have the opportunity to develop an independent 
research program, within the broad scope of these expectations and of 
the NCAR and CGD strategic plans. Such research could be either 
collaborative or independent, but should take advantage of and 
contribute to NCAR as a national center.

The position may be filled at any of NCAR’s scientist levels, Scientist 
I, Scientist II, Scientist III, or Senior Scientist, depending on 
experience and qualifications. These levels are approximately equivalent 
to university tenure track ranks of Assistant Professor, Associate 
Professor, Associate Professor with tenure and full Professor, 
respectively. Promotion from either Scientist I or II is expected 
sometime within a 5 year term, pending a successful review of scientific 
productivity and innovation, contributions to CGD and NCAR programs, 
community service, and emerging scientific leadership. Scientist III and 
Senior Scientist appointments are made by the NCAR director based on the 
recommendation of the NCAR Appointments Review Group.

*Information for Applicants:*To apply for this position, visit UCAR 
Human Resources 
A Ph.D or equivalent experience in glaciology, earth system science, 
atmospheric science, environmental science, oceanography, or a related 
physical science is required. Applicants are requested to supply a cover 
letter, a statement of research interests and how they might contribute 
to the CGD mission and strategic plan, a current CV and the names of 
four potential references. Consideration of applications will 
begin*Monday, November 14*.

CGD is a laboratory of NCAR, a Federally Funded Research and Development 
Center (FFRDC) of the National Science Foundation. NCAR is an 
Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are 
encouraged to apply. Further information about NCAR, CGD, the CGD 
Strategic Plan, and CESM can be found athttp://www2.cgd.ucar.edu 

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