September 2011
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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Research Associate with the NCDC/North Carolina State Univ. (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Wed, 7 Sep 2011 09:26:14 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

The NOAA Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites North Carolina
(CICS-NC) is seeking a Meteorologist / Computer Scientist / Research
Associate to work in Asheville, NC, USA in collaboration with scientists
at the NOAA National Climatic Data Center (NCDC).  The successful
candidate will provide hands-on computer programming and software
engineering support for the National Climate Model Portal (NCMP) in the
development, implementation, and tools for scientific climate data
access, and interoperability.

Primary Job Responsibilities:
a)    Plan, design and implement software development and web pages with
an emphasis on interoperable technologies (SOA, RESTful web services,
etc) for the NCMP project.
b)    Plan, develop, implement and maintain common model infrastructure
applications to address climate prediction needs, e.g., initialization,
climate data analysis and climate reanalysis systems, etc.
c)    Implement community cataloging capabilities to assist the
development and implementation of a distributed open access web service.
d)    Advance technologies to support the NCDC GeoPortal Toolkit suite
of ESRI based applications for Advanced GIS access to NCMP datasets.
e)    Plan, develop and implement evaluation and troubleshooting tools
and applications to ensure accessibility and integrity of datasets and
other end products.

Minimum qualifications: M.S. in computer sciences, engineering,
mathematics, meteorology, atmospheric sciences, or environmental
sciences. At least 2 years experience working with in-situ climate
related observations OR at least 2 years experience working in the
development and/or support of large-scale physical science datasets. 2-4
years work with UNIX/Linux systems including high performance
environments; demonstrated computer programming proficiency utilizing
standard JAVA, PHP, Perl, Python, JavaScript, FORTRAN, C, C++, etc.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and solid
interpersonal skills.

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by
September 15, 2011. Review of applications will begin immediately. For
full position announcement and to apply, please visit
<> and designate position # 101676 under Search

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action
employer and is dedicated to equality of opportunity within its
community. Accordingly, NC State University does not practice or condone
discrimination, in any form, against students, employees or applicants
on the grounds of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex,
age, veteran status or disability. NC State University commits itself to
positive action to secure equal opportunity regardless of those
characteristics. Furthermore, NC State University regards discrimination
on the basis of sexual orientation to be inconsistent with its goal of
providing a welcoming environment in which all of its students, faculty,
and staff may learn and work up to their full potential. The University
values the benefits of cultural diversity and pluralism in the academic
community and welcomes all men and women of good will without regard to
sexual orientation.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background
checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If
highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final
candidates are required to have their degree verified at <>.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application
process should notify Human Resources @ +1-919-515-4312.

D. Michael Grogan
STG, Inc.
Lead NCMP Systems Engineer
Climate Services and Monitoring Division
Data Access & Applications Branch
National Climatic Data Center

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