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[Met-jobs] Scientific Programmer in Software Development for Climate Risk Management; The Pennsylvania State University; University Park

From Katerina Kostadinova <>
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Date Fri, 11 Dec 2015 13:54:10 -0500

Scientific Programmer
Software Development for Climate Risk Management 

Earth and Environmental Systems Institute
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus

A Scientific Programmer position is available in the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at the Pennsylvania State University. Successful candidates will become part of an interdisciplinary research network on Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM, Centered at Penn State and linking 18 universities and five research institutions in six nations, SCRiM addresses the question: What are sustainable, scientifically sound, technologically feasible, economically efficient, and ethically defensible climate-risk management strategies? SCRiM catalyzes fundamental, mission-oriented, and transdisciplinary research to characterize climate risks and trade-offs associated with risk management instruments such as mitigation, adaptation, and geoengineering. The network provides unique opportunities for research, education, outreach, decision support, and professional development. SCRiM postdocs enjoy ample opportunities for transdisciplinary research collaboration as well as professional mentoring by a team of experts in relevant disciplines.

The selected candidate will work with SCRiM project teams to develop modeling, analysis, visualization, decision support, and educational tools. Desired areas of expertise include models of Earth system components, geophysical data visualization, statistical analysis of large datasets, optimization techniques, and development of web-based graphical user interfaces. The primary common language used within SCRiM is R but experience with additional languages such as Fortran, C/C++, Julia, Matlab, NCL, and/or Python would also be highly desirable. Initial projects may include (but are not limited to) development of a graphical user interface for a simple integrated assessment model, development of a data visualization portal for downscaled climate data, and coupling of model components (originally developed for different disciplinary domains) for multi- objective trade-off analyses in a high-performance computational environment.

This opportunity is available either as a Scientific Programmer / Research Assistant position or as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. To apply, visit Please include a letter of interest, a CV, and contact information for three references with your application.


Katerina Kostadinova

Administrative Support Coordinator

Network for Sustainable Climate Risk Management (SCRiM)

Earth & Environmental Systems Institute 

219 EES Building, University Park, PA 16802

P: (814) 865-5007

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