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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Research Scientist (II) with I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:49:00 +0000

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Research Scientist - Ensemble
NOAA Environmental Modeling Center (EMC)
Camp Springs, MD

I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), <>
(<>), a Federal Government Contractor, is seeking to
fill a position for a Research Scientist to work at NOAA's Environmental
Modeling Center (EMC) of the National Centers for Environmental
Prediction (NCEP) located in Camp Springs, MD.  The successful candidate
will support the EMC in transitioning research and development work
related to ensemble and probabilistic forecasting into operational use.
Depending on requirements, the candidate will work on global ensemble
initialization to improve the performance of global ensemble forecast.
The work will expect to cover future hybrid ensemble initial
perturbations from current ETR (ensemble transform with rescaling) and
future NCEP EnKF analysis. The work will involve the construction and
testing of operationally suitable techniques for the processing of
ensemble forecasts, including verification. In carrying out her/his
work, the candidate will work closely to EMC hybrid data assimilation
group, interact with a group of scientists at EMC working on forecast
model, as well as collaborate with developers and users of ensemble and
probabilistic forecasts within and outside NCEP as appropriate.


Required Skills:
*Candidates must have experience in numerical modeling, probabilistic
forecasting in particular.
*Must have experience and interest in two or more of the following areas
of ensemble techniques: Ensemble initialization; Representing
uncertainties associated with initial conditions generated by numerical
data assimilation techniques; EnKF/ETKF assimilation; Assessing and
representing model related forecast uncertainties; Probabilistic
*Must also have experience with running complex jobs, and processing
large amounts of numerical output data on mainframe supercomputers
and/or workstations in a FORTRAN/UNIX environment, using advanced
statistical and display tools.
*Position requires a Ph.D. or M.S. (with 8 years of relevant experience)
in Atmospheric Science, or a related physical or applied mathematical

Desired Skills:
*Candidates who are able to work well in a team environment, and those
with good written and oral communication skills will have an advantage.
*Candidates with experience in NCEP's systems, especially the global
ensemble system, will also have an advantage.

To Apply:
Please submit your resume, the contact information for three (3)
references, your salary requirements and a cover letter explaining how
your qualifications meet the requirements of the position to
<> with the following subject line:  EMC Research Scientist
- Ensemble.  IMSG offers an outstanding benefits package including
company paid medical benefits and three weeks paid time off.  The salary
range for this position is 70-90k.

IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran friendly.

Brooke M. Douglass
HR Recruitment Assistant

I.M. Systems Group, Inc.
3206 Tower Oaks Boulevard | Suite 300
Rockville | MD | 20852

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