Scientific Programmer/Data Analyst

Institute at Brown for Environment & Society is accepting applications for a Scientific Programmer/Data Analyst.


Date posted

Apr. 6, 2017 12:00 am

Application deadline

May 6, 2017 12:00 am


Brown University


  • United States

Job description

Scientific Programmer/Data Analyst

The Scientific Programmer/Data Analyst works closely with designated IBES faculty to design and implement computational protocols for research projects. The Scientific Programmer/Data Analyst performs directed and independent experimentation using climate models, accesses appropriate databases and computing resources, analyzes and interprets data, and supports postdoctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students in programming and system support.

Responsibilities of the Position:

  • Works with faculty to design and implement modeling and data analysis protocols
  • Conducts research tasks including setup and running of models
  • Provides quality control for data from a range of sources, including global models' climate projections and numerical weather prediction
  • Collects, analyzes, and interprets model output
  • Keeps up to date on latest developments in models used by faculty and the wider university community
  • Writes proposals for computer time and maintain accounts and access to these resources
  • Maintains a set of instructions for operating the models for institute use and for training of students
  • Supports the faculty and their postdocs and students in the publication and presentation of results of research
  • Initiates and prepares experimental interpretations, including maps, statistical analyses and derived products
  • Works with faculty and postdocs to prepare materials for research proposals
  • Visualizes model output as directed for manuscripts and conference presentations
  • Updates and loads group data into online repositories for results and data, documents as necessary
  • In coordination with faculty, mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Assists undergraduate and graduate students in preparing model inputs, running model and analyzing results
  • Provides training for undergraduate and graduate students in modeling and data analysis

Job Qualifications:

Required: Master’s degree and 3 years post-degree experience working in climate/weather modelling or analysis

Preferred: Ph.D. degree in atmospheric science, oceanography or an allied field, including modelling experience

  • Experience working with observational data from satellites, remote sensing, or observational campaigns.
  • Experience in application programming in UNIX and Fortran required.
  • Experience in programming in C, IDL, Java, Matlab, and Python beneficial.
  • Experience developing and maintaining robust supportable code. 

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