[ES_JOBS_NET] Associate Scientist I, Part Time, COMET® Program, UCAR, Boulder, CO

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Sun Feb 18 08:17:34 MST 2018


Associate Scientist I (Part-time)
Job Description

Associate Scientist I

This is a casual (as needed/no benefits) position. This position will be posted until March 16, 2018 or until a sufficient number of applications have been received.  Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.

No relocation package is offered for this position.

U.S. Citizenship, Permanent Residency, or other protected status under 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3) is required for this position.  UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position.

Where You Will Work
The COMET® Program was established in 1989 by UCAR and NOAA’s NWS to promote a better understanding of mesoscale meteorology among weather forecasters and to maximize the benefits of new weather technologies during the NWS’s modernization program. The COMET mission has expanded, and today COMET uses innovative methods to develop training in the environmental sciences, particularly meteorology, but also including areas such as oceanography, hydrology, space weather and emergency management. The program's international efforts now include capacity development related to the collection and dissemination of weather information in developing countries.

What You Will Do
Assists meteorologists and instructional designers in geoscience data collection, including data and imagery from geostationary and polar-orbiting satellite systems. Assists with processing, visualization and databasing of resulting graphics.  Contributes in capacities as needed to lessons, courses or tools within training areas at COMET.  Helps review and edit graphics and lesson text, and performs other duties as assigned.

·        Uses various geoscience software packages to acquire, process and visualize geoscience data, including imagery, maps and charts in support of development of online modules and/or virtual and residence courses
·        Supports development of modules and courses through COMET processes, including sourcing conceptual diagrams or photographs, and specifying their attributes, metadata and editing to COMET graphic designers.  Reviews and provides feedback on lesson text for scientific clarity and readability.
·        Assists in setting up meteorological training case studies and exercises based on environmental data and performs other duties as assigned.

What You Need
·        Bachelor’s degree in atmospheric science or related scientific/technical field
·        Familiarity with meteorological data and visualization software packages
·        Knowledge in one or more areas of meteorology, hydrology and climate science
·        Knowledge of meteorological and environmental data acquisition and processing
·        Ability to work with internal and external scientific representatives
·        Ability to perform tasks that require accuracy and attention to detail
·        Good oral and written communication skills
·        Familiarity with command line computing in a Unix and/or Linux environment
·        Skill in using the following software packages:
oGoogle Productivity Suite (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Calendar, etc.)
oMicrosoft Office Suite
oAdobe Photoshop and/or other Adobe Suite graphical editing products
·        Significant knowledge of the following meteorological applications software:
·        Knowledge of one or more of the following packages:
oGibson Ridge radar products
·        Ability to prioritize job tasks
·        Ability to perform tasks that require accuracy and close attention to detail
·        Ability to work independently
·        Good written and verbal communication skills

Desired Skills
·        Experience in education and training of adult learners
·        Working knowledge of web languages such as html and CSS

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, Colorado, United States
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