[Wrf-users] Post-masters or Post-doctoral Research Scientist Position at IBM T. J. Watson Research Center

Lloyd A Treinish lloydt at us.ibm.com
Tue May 25 20:14:10 MDT 2010

The Industry Solutions Department of the IBM Thomas J. Watson Research 
Center in Yorktown Heights, NY is seeking a post-masters or post-doctoral 
scientist to join a multi-disciplinary team focused on applications of 
weather modeling. The team has an atmosphere in which basic research is 
combined with experience on technical problems arising in industry. In 
addition to being located at a world-class research institution, the 
candidate will be part of a team that operates an in-house multi-channel 
NOAAport system for real-time access to both computed and observed weather 
data, a dedicated high-performance computing cluster, and 3d graphics 

The IBM Research Division is the largest industrial research organization 
in the world with eight labs worldwide, doing work in a broad range of 
disciplines in the physical, mathematical, computer and life sciences and 
related engineering fields. Its headquarters is at the IBM Thomas J. 
Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY. For more information about 
IBM Research, please visit http://www.research.ibm.com.

The candidate would be responsible for the operation of a meso-gamma-scale 
model-based weather forecasting system used in weather-sensitive decision 
support applications and be a contributor to its enhancement. The 
successful candidate will work with the extant team to improve and 
maintain operational capabilities, and develop and incorporate new 
techniques that are part of an end-to-end solution, especially with 
applications focused on energy management (e.g., renewable generation, 
distribution operations) and emergency planning for and response to severe 
weather. In addition, the candidate will work with the team to define and 
execute a research and development agenda. Such a candidate will have 
strong communication skills and a desire to see new technology applied in 
real-world situations. A successful candidate will interact with the 
scientific and business personnel at IBM as well as collaborators outside 
of IBM, participate and make presentations on their work and publish 
results. While it is expected that the candidate will have good skills in 
working with a team, the ability to work independently is also required.

The candidate must possess expertise with the scientific use of modern, 
non-hydrostatic numerical weather prediction codes such as WRF-ARW and its 
operations in a high-performance computing environment. Knowledge of 
surface and upper-air measurements as well as satellite and radar 
observations and utilization of NOAA/NWS data streams is required for 
consideration of both model verification and data ingest activities. 
Experience with applications in the energy industry such as electric 
distribution operations and wind power is desirable. Experience with 
operational forecasting using numerical weather prediction is required.  
Basic knowledge in meteorological computing skills in a Unix environment 
(AIX, Linux) 
Basic knowledge in scripting (e.g., shell, perl, python), and FORTRAN 
Basic knowledge in meteorological data formats and structures (e.g., 
netCDF, GriB) 
English: Intermediate
Doctorate Degree 
At least 2 years experience in meteorological computing skills in a Unix 
environment (AIX, Linux) 
At least 2 years experience in scripting (e.g., shell, perl, python), and 
FORTRAN programming 
At least 1 year experience in meteorological data formats and structures 
(e.g., netCDF, GriB) 

IBM is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an 
equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive 
consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, 
gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national 
origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. 

To apply to this position, please visit:


Lloyd A. Treinish
Project Scientist, Big Green Innovations
IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center
1101 Kitchawan Road, Yorktown Heights, NY 10598
914-945-2770, lloydt at us.ibm.com
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