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[Met-jobs] Vacancy: Federal Research Scientist Position at the Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:19:38 +0000

I would like to draw this community's attention to the following position
that we are currently advertising. Applications close 5 October 2012.

FEDERAL RESEARCH SCIENTIST
ATMOSPHERIC DYNAMICS AND PREDICTABILITY
NAVAL RESEARCH LABORATORY, WASHINGTON, DC

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) encourages qualified scientists, from
recent graduates to experienced professionals, to apply for a federal
opening in the Near-Space Environments Section (NSES) of NRL's Space
Science Division (SSD). The successful applicant will join a team of
scientists developing global and regional atmospheric prediction tools
extending from the ground to the edge of space (0-100 km). These include:

* NAVGEM, the Navy's next-generation global numerical weather prediction
(NWP) system * COAMPS, the Navy's regional mesoscale NWP system *
NAVDAS-AR, the Navy's four-dimensional variational (4DVAR) data
assimilation system, and * new adjoint- and ensemble-based predictability
tools.

The NSES also leads a new SSD climate modeling initiative using the WACCM
configuration of the NCAR-CESM, conducts fundamental research into the
dynamics of the deep atmosphere using models, data assimilation tools, and
observations, and conducts theoretical work leading to improved physical
parameterizations in models. The focus of current research is to extend
Navy prediction capabilities out to seasonal time scales, with specific
emphasis in NSES on deep coupling pathways between the troposphere and the
near space (stratosphere/mesosphere). Our work supports related
international programs such as DynVAR, SNAP and DEEPWAVE. Further
information can be found at the NSES web site:
http://geospace.nrl.navy.mil/gst/?content=section;code=7631.

Relevant qualifications and experience for this position include (but are
not restricted to):

* experience with state-of-the-art atmospheric NWP models and 4DVAR data
assimilation algorithms on high-performance computing (HPC) systems *
theoretical grounding and hands-on experience in the application or
development of state-of-the-art atmospheric models and data assimilation
systems/techniques * strong programming skills, especially Interactive Data
Language and Python, and particularly MPI Fortran 90/95 in application to
development of NWP models and data-assimilation algorithms * theoretical
grounding in the physics and dynamics of the deep atmosphere (0-100 km) *
excellent writing skills, with a demonstrated ability/potential to write
peer-reviewed scientific papers and novel scientific proposals for
submission to funding agencies * minimum requirements are a Bachelors
Degree in a relevant discipline, with Ph. D. preferred. Formal applications
or questions should be emailed to Dr. Steve Eckermann
(stephen.eckermann@nrl.navy.mil: Tel. 202-404-1299). Applications close 5
October 2012. NRL is an equal opportunity employer.

Steve Eckermann
Near Space Environments (Code 7631)
Geospace Science & Technology Branch
Space Science Division
Naval Research Laboratory
4555 Overlook Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20375
Voice: (202) 404-1299
FAX: (202) 404-7997
http://geospace.nrl.navy.mil/?content=section;code=7631



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