Applied Climatologist (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences) – New York State Remote
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Applications Programmer II
Band E – Exempt
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS)
Remote within New York State
Who We Are
The College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) at Cornell embraces diversity and seeks candidates who will contribute to a climate that supports students, faculty, and staff of all identities and backgrounds. We strongly encourage individuals from underrepresented identities to apply.
CALS is a pioneer of purpose-driven science and Cornell University’s second-largest college. We work across disciplines to tackle the challenges of our time through world-renowned research, education, and outreach. The questions we probe and the answers we seek focus on three overlapping concerns: natural and human systems; food, energy, and environmental resources; and social, physical, and economic well-being.
Cornell’s Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences embraces this mission through teaching, world-class research, and service and outreach. Cornell earth and atmospheric scientists are engaged around the world as international leaders in a wide range of disciplines.
Art DeGaetano’s research focuses on climate data applications and is the Northeast Regional Climate Center director. The center’s mission is to facilitate and enhance the collection, dissemination and use of climate data and information, as well as to monitor and assess climatic conditions and their impacts.
What You Will Do
As the Applied Climatologist, you will provide computer programming support required by the Northeast Regional Climate Center (NRCC). The NRCC maintains an extensive database of historical weather observations that cover the United States. The center is also an archive for weather observation for specialized state and regional climate networks. Other duties include:
Develop software that utilizes gridded data sets, including climate model projections.
Modify the scope and objectives of existing software to interface with NRCC databases as instructed.
Provide backup system administration to existing center staff.
Document new applications and written materials on how to use the NRCC software development wiki.
Summarize research results graphically for inclusion in manuscripts and other reports.
Develop map-based products using station and gridded data sets.
Provide programming guidance to center scientists and students.
What We Need
We are looking for an experienced person who builds and maintains effective relationships with multiple stakeholders. We need someone who knows the importance of climate research. In this role, you will work with fellow programmers to develop computer software to link data to climate-based decision tools. Additionally, we need someone who has:
Bachelor of Science degree and 2+ years of experience related to scientific programming or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
College-level coursework in statistics.
Knowledge of atmospheric science and/or climate data or data networks.
Working knowledge of Python, including experience with NumPy and SciPy libraries.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
Ability to troubleshoot and identify the most efficient and robust programming pathways.
If you possess these experiences and skills, this may be the role for you! There are a few other qualifications that we would view as incredibly helpful in this role, including:
Master of Science degree in a physical or computer science field.
Experience working with large gridded geospatial data sets, Geographic Information Systems, and/or advanced web programming.
Experience with the implementation and maintenance of web interfaces that interact with data and MapBox APIs.
Demonstrated experience in the preparation of scientific papers and proposals.
Knowledgeable in statistical techniques used in the analysis of atmospheric data.
Willingness to mentor research staff and students on programming, mapping, and data access techniques.
This position is full-time and is located within Ithaca, New York, with the opportunity to work remotely within New York State. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.
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We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.
Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and more.
Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25 – January 1.
Cornell’s impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children’s Tuition Assistance program.
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College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
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