April 2011
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[Met-jobs] Research Scientist Position at the Kentucky Climate Center (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 20 Apr 2011 14:55:47 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...




Western Kentucky University, Kentucky Climate Center (KCC), housed
within the Department of Geography and Geology and a charter member of
the Applied Research and Technology Program (ARTP) is seeking applicants
for a Research Scientist position in Applied Meteorology and
Climatology.   This person must have a strong background in both
atmospheric modeling and data analysis (both modeled and observed).  The
department also has a strong program in Geographic Information Science,
and the KCC has an established record of collaboration with other units
within WKU and with other institutions.  Research performed in this
position will involve significant use of the Kentucky Mesonet data,
along with other atmospheric datasets, which would lead to development
of a wide variety of decision tools.  Opportunities for collaboration
will be available and encouraged. The Kentucky Mesonet is a research
grade operational network observing weather and climate in the
Commonwealth.  Continued employment is for several years pending
budgetary approval and satisfactory performance evaluations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

The following duties and responsibilities are customary for this
position.  They are not to be construed as all-inclusive, and therefore
may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and
institutional needs.

·         Collaborates with primary supervisors

·         Interacts and collaborates with students, staff members, and
other atmospheric and environmental scientists in the KCC and the department

·         Conducts applied research, collaborates with software
developers for designing and creating interactive, web-based decision
tools, writing papers for peer-reviewed journals, and writing grant

·         Participates in grant writing as a PI or Co-PI

Required Qualifications:

·          Doctoral degree in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology,
Environmental Science, Geography, or a closely related field

·          Excellent oral and written communication skills

·          Strong background in Atmospheric Modeling (e.g., WRF, MM5, or
RAMS or Climate models) and data analysis

·          Experience in working with both modeled and observational data

·          Strong background in programming (C, C++, FORTRAN, PHP, Perl,
Java, JavaScript etc.) and data analysis and visualization software
(GrADS, IDV, NCL, S-Plus, Matlab etc.)

·          Experience in working as a member of a research team

·          Ability to think creatively and perform research duties

·          Ability to move computers, connect computers with relevant
accessories and upload software

Expected Salary Range:  $60,000.00 - $70,008.00 annually

Applications for employment will be accepted electronically only.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with statement of
professional goals, and up-to-date CV including list of publications,
and names, addresses and daytime phone numbers of three professional
references.  Please refer to the following website to apply:
<>   Please reference requisition number
S2897.  For further assistance please call (270) 745-5934.

To ensure full consideration please submit application materials by May
31st, 2011.  Position will remain open until filled.

Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age,
religion, or marital status in admission to career and technical
education programs and/or activities, or employment practices in
accordance with Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title
IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Revised 1992, and the Americans with
Disabilities Act of 1990.

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