CIRES/ NOAA PSL Research Scientist in Downscaling Seasonal Climate Forecasts to Regional Coastal Scales

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) in Boulder, Colorado is seeking a post-doctoral or an early career research scientist

 

Date posted

Mar. 4, 2021 12:00 am

Application deadline

May 4, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Job Summary:

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 Physical Sciences Laboratory (PSL). 
 
This position will examine the seasonal predictability of coastal marine quantities (e.g., sea level, sea surface temperature, ocean bottom temperature) for many locations along the North American coastline. Forecasts based on empirical models, machine learning techniques, and initialized physical models may be developed and/or assessed by the chosen candidate, who will also evaluate the potential for dynamical downscaling, using global large-scale model forecasts that drive a regional ocean model along the U.S. coastal regions. A primary aim of this work is to contribute to the development of forecasts of coastal inundation on seasonal time scales. This is a relatively new area of climate forecasting, so the candidate need not be a specialist 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.


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Required:

  • Ph.D. in physical science, applied math, or data science, with expertise in oceanography, meteorology, or related field.
Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences
 
At CIRES, the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, more than 800 environmental scientists work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of NOAA and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at the Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, and solid Earth sciences. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.
 
 
Physical Sciences Laboratory
 
Our mission is to conduct scientific research to observe, understand, model, predict and forecast weather, water and climate extremes and their impacts. An informed society that uses science-based environmental intelligence to effectively anticipate and respond to threats and opportunities related to weather, water and climate extremes. Our research goals are as follows:
  • Rigorously characterize and predict weather, water, and climate extremes and their uncertainties to support NOAA's mission.
  • Develop new process understanding, observing, and modeling capabilities to predict conditions associated with too much or too little water for early warning, preparedness, resource management, and adaptation.
  • Improve monitoring and prediction of weather, climate, and water conditions impacting marine resources.

For more details

https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=29165