Numerical Weather Prediction Scientist
The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) has an immediate opening for a junior research scientist with a background in Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and meteorological analysis to work in the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)/Global Systems Division (GSD). The scientist will help enhance the transition of innovations in NWP to NOAA’s operational production suite by supporting community scientists in using and developing global and regional configurations of NOAA’s Unified Forecast System, which uses the Finite Volume Cubed Sphere (FV3) dynamical core. The scientist will also work on NWP development projects of ESRL/GSD. The work will be conducted in collaboration with other scientists in ESRL/GSD, and involve collaborations with the Developmental Testbed Center, Global Model Test Bed and other groups at NOAA Laboratories, NCAR, NCEP, and the scientific community. The position is located in Boulder, Colorado. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Who Are We
- Contribute to model development for creation of new outputs and diagnostics aimed at facilitating development of physical parameterization.
- Use forecast verification and diagnostic methods to identify and document strengths and weaknesses in UFS global and regional forecasts.
- Develop meteorological case studies to exemplify and document model strengths and weaknesses.
- Collaborate with model developers from NOAA and partnering organization to use case studies to investigate potential improvements to the model, particularly in the area of model physical parameterizations.
- Conduct testing and evaluation of model innovations, particularly in the area of model physics.
- Support collaborators in adding their innovations to the code using well-established protocols.
- Contribute to preparation and delivery of educational materials such as documentation and tutorials.
- The applicant will be expected to work collaboratively with GSD and DTC partners, including the National Center for Atmospheric Research, the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP), and the research community. She/he will also work with colleagues to document and present the results in the form of journal articles, seminars, and conference presentations.
What You Should Know
- M.S. or Ph.D. degree in atmospheric or related science.
- Experience with NWP.
- Experience with meteorological analysis.
- Robust computational skills and experience in one or more programming 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.
What We Would Like You to Have
- Forecasting experience.
- Experience in development, testing, and evaluation of physical parameterizations.
- Experience with end-to-end NWP systems (from data assimilation to postprocessing).
- Experience with NWP verification and assessment, preferably with the community Model Evaluation Tools (MET) software.
- Experience with community code development.
- Experience with Fortran90, Python, and Unix shell scripting.
- Experience with software for revision control management, such as Git.
- Experience in using with High-Performance Computing Systems.
- Resume or CV.
- Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
- List of 3 references: the names, professional titles, and contact information of those who are familiar with your qualifications and work history.
- If you are selected as the finalist, we will contact you through email and request that you submit 1 name and email of a reference who will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.
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