CGD Postdoctoral Fellow Position (SCARGO Project)

Opening for a postdoctoral fellow position with the Climate & Global Dynamics lab in Boulder, CO. You will use a combination of numerical models and observational data to constrain the global carbon cycle. Deploy Earth system and atmospheric transport models in concert with data assimilation and statistical techniques to advance understanding, state estimation, and prediction of variations in surface CO2 fluxes. Conduct analysis and interpretation of aircraft data collected as part of the Southern Ocean Carbon Gas Observatory (SCARGO) project.

 

Date posted

Oct. 15, 2021 2:45 pm

Application deadline

Nov. 15, 2021 5:00 pm

Organization

National Center for Atmospheric Research

Location

  • United States

Job description

Term: This is a 2-year term position.

Relocation: A partial relocation stipend may be available.

Work Authorization: UCAR/NCAR may sponsor a J1 work visa to fill this position.

Salary: $68,220

Benefits: UCAR's rich package of employee benefits includes medical, dental, vision, education assistance, retirement, and life insurance. UCAR offers a variety of programs designed to assist with work-life balance including flexible work alternatives, paid time off and 14 weeks of paid parental leave.
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Where You Will Work:

Where You Will Work:
Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD) is part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
located in Boulder, CO. CGD's mission is to:
1. Discover the key processes in each component of the Earth's climate system and the interactions among
them;
2. Represent this understanding in models and thereby provide a basis for prediction of climate; and
3. Apply this understanding and these models to scientific problems of societal relevance.
http://www.cgd.ucar.edu/about/?ref=na

 What You Will Do:

Use a combination of numerical models and observational data to constrain the global carbon cycle. Deploy Earth system and atmospheric transport models in concert with data assimilation and statistical techniques to advance understanding, state estimation, and prediction of variations in surface CO2 fluxes. Conduct analysis and interpretation of aircraft data collected as part of the Southern Ocean Carbon Gas Observatory (SCARGO) project.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop novel configurations of the Community Earth System Model suitable for supporting and assimilating atmospheric CO2 observations.
  • Conduct analysis and develop interpretations of datasets from SCARGO and related field campaigns using a combination of numerical tools.
  • Construct reproducible scientific workflows for integration and analysis of models and observations relevant to carbon cycle science.
  • Publish results in the peer-reviewed scientific literature.
  • Present results at conferences and seminars.

 What You Need:

 Education and of Experience:

A Ph.D. or equivalent experience in oceanography, atmospheric sciences and/or related field; demonstrated understanding of the global carbon cycle; research experience in a relevant field, with contributions to refereed journals.

 

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Understanding of complex geophysical processes demonstrated through published or academic work.
  • Experience with analysis and development of numerical modeling approaches, including Earth system models, transport modeling, inversions, and/or data assimilation techniques.
  • Demonstrated capacity to develop sophisticated analysis and graphical visualization workflows, preferably in Python.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

DESIRED

Working understanding of Fortran.

 Applicant Notes:

  • A Cover Letter and Research Statement that is not more than 2 pages describing your research interests and experience.
  • An Inclusion Statement will be required for all applicants advancing to an in-person interview. If requested, this statement should address past efforts, as well as future vision and plans to advocate for and advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the organization and/or field of work.
  • A pre-employment screening is conducted in conjunction with an offer for employment. This screening may involve verifying or reviewing any of the following relevant information: restricted parties screening, employment verification, performance records of internal candidates, education verification, reference checks, verification of professional licenses, certifications, and Motor Vehicle Records.  UCAR complies with the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
  • Application Deadline: Applications received by November 1, 2021 will receive first consideration. The position will remain open until filled

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 The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. 

 

Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.

 

 

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