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[Met-jobs] job opening at NOAA Climate Prediction Center

From "Michelle L'Heureux - NOAA Federal" <michelle.lheureux@noaa.gov>
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Date Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:55:22 -0400

Colleagues,

In mid-August to early September, we plan to open a non-Federal position who would support us at NOAA/NWS/NCEP Climate Prediction Center in College Park, Maryland, USA. Applicants must be US Citizens or permanent residents. I'll send along a follow-up notice with a link once the job is posted on-line.

BACKGROUND:
The candidate will provide scientific support to examine the feasibility of improving CPC climate predictions based on interactions between the Madden Julian Oscillation (MJO) and Northern Annular Mode (NAM). The individual will develop and apply statistical methods to evaluate connections between the MJO and NAM in the observational data and in climate model forecasts. Also, he or she will explore whether these relationships enhance predictions of blocking and winter weather events.

REQUIRED SKILLS:
A successful candidate will have a master's or doctoral degree in atmospheric sciences or related physical sciences

This position also requires demonstrated competency in analyzing and working with large datasets and experience in computer programming (e.g. Matlab, Python, Unix scripting, GrADS, or equivalents)

The successful candidate must also be able to work as part of a team (some members will not be local) performing collaborative research and possess both oral and written skills.

DESIRED SKILLS:
Familiarity with topics related to the stratospheric-tropospheric coupling, tropical-extratropical teleconnections, blocking, jet streams, the Annular Modes, the North Atlantic Oscillation, and the Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO)

A background in climate dynamics and/or statistical analysis and prediction

Experience processing and manipulating large datasets generated by a weather/climate model

Thanks and please let me know if you have any questions.

Michelle L'Heureux
NOAA Climate Prediction Center
michelle.lheureux@noaa.gov


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