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[Met-jobs] CIRES/ NOAA PSD Research Scientist in Seasonal-to-Interannual Predictability and Prediction

From Matt Newman <>
Date Wed, 30 Oct 2019 16:05:32 -0600

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in 
Boulder, Colorado is seeking a post-doctoral or an early career research 
scientist to work at the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL) in the 
Physical Sciences Division (PSD).

The chosen candidate will examine the predictability of hydroclimate (e.g., 
temperature, precipitation, soil moisture) at lead times of up to two years for 
many regions of the globe. Forecasts based on empirical models, machine 
learning techniques, and initialized physical models will be developed and 
assessed by the chosen candidate. These forecasts are eventually aimed at 
providing long-term agricultural outlooks for the Famine Early Warning Systems 
Network. This is a relatively new area of climate forecasting, so the candidate 
need not be an expert on all aspects of the problem, but should be willing to 
learn and to show initiative. 

The candidate should have excellent technical and communication skills and be 
comfortable working in a team environment.

This position will be in Boulder, Colorado, with an office at ESRL PSD. 


        • Ph.D. in a physical science with expertise in Meteorology, 
Oceanography, Hydrology or related discipline; or Ph.D. in Applied Math, Data 
Science, or related discipline.
        • Experience with analyzing large scientific data sets.
        • Experience developing structured code in commonly used languages.
        • Fluency in writing and speaking English, and good oral and written 
communication skills. 

Additionally, we would like:

        • Understanding of techniques used to make short-term climate 
forecasts, either empirical or physically-based, is desirable.

More info at

Matt Newman
Senior Research Scientist
CIRES/University of Colorado 
(303) 497-6233

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