[ES_JOBS_NET] UCAR CPAESS associate scientist in ocean and cryosphere based at GFDL (job 2)
sonya.legg at noaa.gov
Wed Nov 28 18:10:35 MST 2018
Job title: Associate scientist in Ocean and Cryosphere Division at GFDL
*Where You Will Work:*
Located in Boulder, Colorado, UCAR Community Programs (UCP) offers a
suite of innovative resources, tools, and services for the atmospheric
and Earth science community. UCP was created in 1992 to manage a number
of unique programs requested by the UCAR community.
This position will be located at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Laboratory (GFDL) in Princeton, NJ.
NOAA/GFDL studies the earth system primarily using numerical models. It
is a mission-oriented laboratory with a wide range of objectives
including model development and furthering the scientific understanding
of the earth system.
*What You Will Do:*
The Associate Scientist will work within the Ocean and Cryosphere
division of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) to support
the research activities related to modeling and understanding ocean and
cryosphere change and variability, and their interactions with
atmospheric circulation and marine ecosystems.
One research focus is improved understanding of the change and
variability of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC)
and associated impacts on regional and global scale climate phenomena,
which is crucial for interpreting the historical records and projecting
future climate change and variability.
The Associate Scientist will play an essential role in analyzing climate
model outputs in comparison with available observational datasets and
carrying out scientific perturbation experiments to support the above
research activities on large-scale ocean dynamics and associated impacts
in the earth system.
* Conducting scientific perturbation experiments to support research
activities on large-scale ocean dynamics and associated impacts in
the earth system using ocean/climate models and observations,
solving the technical difficulties in designing and modifying the
perturbation experiments, and documenting the experimental results
in technical report and peer-reviewed scientific publications
* Analyzing climate model results in comparison with available
observational datasets, applying statistical tools to large
simulated/observed datasets, identifying and understanding climate
modeling biases, and documenting the analyzed results in technical
report and peer-reviewed scientific publications
* May author technical reports, scientific publications, and present
papers at seminars and scientific meetings.
*What You Need:*
Education and Years of Experience:
For II Level:
Bachelor’s degree and two to three years of experience as an Associate
Scientist I (or equivalent position) in scientific research in physical
oceanography or climate dynamics (or closely related field) with
evidence of professional progress as described above, or additional
education (as in a program leading to a Master’s degree).
For III Level:
Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of experience as an Associate
Scientist II (or equivalent position) in scientific research in physical
oceanography or climate dynamics (or closely related field). Experience
should provide evidence of considerable professional progress leading to
the level of knowledge and skills outlined above.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Background in ocean/climate dynamics
* Proven skill in running and using ocean and coupled climate models
* Diagnostic skills in analyzing simulated and observed datasets
* Programming in Fortran, Matlab, Ferret, and Python
* Demonstrated ability to collaborate on research related to
* Excellent oral and written communication skills, with an emphasis in
This position is subject to work location requirements for obtaining
access to facilities and research systems. These requirements may
include a combination of national security checks, credit checks,
fingerprinting, or other security clearance requirements.
Starting Salary range for II level: $66,000 - $73,000
Starting salary range for III level: $82,000 - $91,000
*Type:* Full-time, Exempt
*Position Term:* One year initial term with the possibility of renewal
*Relocation:* Relocation assistance is available for this position.
*Work Authorization:* UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa to fill this
*What’s in it for You:*
* Paid Holidays
* Tuition Reimbursement
* Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
* Retirement Plan
* And more!
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,
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.
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