Postdoctoral associate in coupled data assimilation

UMD/ESSIC seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate position to study coupled data assimilation strategies

 

Date posted

May 25, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

June 30, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

The Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, UMD

Location

  • United States

Job description

Postdoctoral associate in coupled data assimilation

Department: UMD/ESSIC
Starting Salary: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Duties:

UMD/ESSIC seeks to fill a postdoctoral research associate position to study coupled data assimilation strategies within the NASA GEOS coupled forecast system. This work will be performed at the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office (GMAO), NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC) in Greenbelt, MD, USA. The GMAO maintains and develops state-of-art modeling and data assimilation systems for earth system predictions and reanalyses with the ultimate aim of enhancing the utility of NASA’s Earth observations. Specific goals include, but not limited to following:
  • Study and utilize NASA’s satellite observation data within a coupled Earth system modeling and assimilation.
  • Work collaboratively with NASA and university scientists to develop and implement new innovative methods for coupled data assimilation.
  • Operate NASA’s GEOS forecast and assimilation system on NASA’s advanced supercomputing systems.

Qualifications:

  • A relevant PhD degree in applied mathematics, atmospheric or oceanic science, physics, scientific computing / computational science, computer science, or related discipline is required.
  • Interest in geophysical forecasting, modeling, and satellite data analysis.
  • Experience working with high performance computing environments
  • Experience with high level object oriented programming languages such as Fortran, C++, or equivalent
  • Experience with additional software tools such as Python and Git.
  • Ability to work independently in a collaborative software environment.