[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Associate, numerical weather prediction, CIRES/NOAA, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Thu Jun 15 11:21:21 MDT 2017

Research Associate - 09919 - Research Faculty


The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) 
in Boulder, Colorado and the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory 
(ESRL) have an immediate opening for a research associate with 
experience in numerical weather prediction with an emphasis in physical 
parameterizations.  The scientist will have an appointment within the 
Model Development Branch (MDB) of the ESRL Global Systems Division.


The scientist will develop and test modifications in physical 
parameterizations, as well as provide support to the broader community 
in conducting experiments and development. The scientist will work in 
collaboration with other scientists in ESRL/GSD and also with the 
Developmental Testbed Center, Global Model Test Bed and other groups 
within ESRL, NCAR, NCEP and other collaborators through NOAA.  This work 
will be conducted using a variety of models, modeling systems, and 
frameworks, such as the Global Forecast System and the regional Rapid 
Refresh (RAP) and High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) systems. It will 
involve work sponsored by NOAA’s Next Generation Global Prediction 
System (NGGPS) to interface with the broader research and development 
community to accelerate the advancement of physical parameterizations in 
NOAA’s operational models. The position is located in Boulder, 
Colorado.  Salary will be commensurate with experience.


*Required skills*

●Ph.D. degree, in atmospheric or related science

●Experience with Numerical Weather Prediction models

●Experience in development, testing, and evaluation of physical 

●Fluent knowledge of Fortran and Fortran 90

●Expertise with Linux and UNIX operating systems

●Experience in UNIX-based scripting languages

●Excellent oral and written communication skills in English

●Ability to work both independently and in a team environment

●Availability to travel at the level of 2-3 trips/year


*Desirable Skills*

●Knowledge of synoptic meteorology and forecasting experience

●Experience with Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model (use and 

●Experience with a global modeling systems (use and development)

●Experience with FV3 dynamic core

●Experience with support of community codes

●Experience with diagnostic and verification of meteorological forecasts

●Experience with software for revision control management, such as SVN 
and Git.

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder 
conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for 
employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of 
Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive 
learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct 
background investigations for all final applicants being considered for 
employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record 
check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration 
Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment 
eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third 
day of work.The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and 
affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly 
trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in 
furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes 
and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate 
on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex 
(including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual 
orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, 
political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or 
activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. 
Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by 
calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities 
Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for 
individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at 
adacoordinator at colorado.edu 
<mailto:adacoordinator at colorado.edu>.Application Materials 
Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), 
Unofficial transcript(s)Application Materials Instructions:Applicants 
must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) 
form, and upload the following required documents: 1 – Cover Letter; 2 – 
Resume; 3 – The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a 
Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of 
Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School 
or College conferring the degree; 4 –One letter of recommendation This 
position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement 
benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave 

    Job Category


    Primary Location

Department:B0001 -- Boulder Campus-10080 - Coop Inst Res/Envrm Sci - Dir



    Posting Date

:Jun 14, 2017

    Closing Date

Posting Contact Name:karen dempsey
Posting Contact Email:karen.dempsey at colorado.edu 
<mailto:karen.dempsey at colorado.edu>*Link 
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