[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Scientist I: Connecting Climate Science and Water Resource Applications, NCAR, Boulder, CO


Project Scientist I:
Connecting Climate Science and Water Resource Applications

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Job Description 

PLEASE NOTE:  This is a new full-time
position.  Initial consideration will be given to applications
received prior to 4:00 pm on Friday July 17, 2015. 
Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed


NCAR – Research Applications Laboratory (RAL) –
Hydrometeorological Applications Program


Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR’s relocation policy


UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa to fill this position




This is an exempt, professional scientific position with
responsibilities to bridge the gap between climate science and
water resource applications, in particular, to improve the
utility of NCAR’s products and tools developed to support
water resource planning and management. The work will include
application of interdisciplinary science methods, including
interviews and data analysis, to identify key applications of
new science tools and provide feedback to model developers on
possibilities for improvements and enhancements.  The
incumbent is expected to write proposals, and communicate
scientific results in both oral and written form by presenting
papers at national and international scientific meetings and
by publishing papers in scientific journals and books.




Leads and conducts high-quality, independent and
collaborative research related to the broad scope and
functions of the job, specifically focusing on bridging the
gap between climate science and applications.

Designs and implements a review system to track the use
and reported utility of climate change and hydrologic
prediction science in the water sector, and provides
suggestions for improvement and enhancement.

Collaborates with other hydrologic and
land-surface-process specialists in the application of
atmospheric and hydrologic modeling systems.

Publishes results in peer-reviewed journals and
participates in national and international meetings on a
regular basis.

Maintains knowledge of current developments in topics of
relevance to the research projects.

Investigates new opportunities for funding and prepares
and submits proposals; serves as Principal Investigator on
funded proposals.

Conducts reviews of papers for scientific journals




Education and Experience:


PhD in atmospheric science, environmental science, or
civil engineering, or equivalent combination of education
and experience.

Post-doctoral experience is highly desirable.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Advanced knowledge and experience with interdisciplinary
science methods, including interviews and associated
analysis techniques

Advanced knowledge and ability to understand and
communicate uncertainty 

Knowledge and experience with modeling tools used for
water resources planning and management

Ability to communicate and interact with a diverse group
of scientists and stakeholders

Willingness and ability to travel periodically to meet
with other scientists and stakeholders

Skill in performing tasks requiring organization and
attention to detail

Demonstrated ability to conduct high-quality, independent
scientific and collaborative research (as evidenced by
publications in refereed scientific journals)

Skill in writing scientific papers and in making oral

Ability to establish and maintain professional
relationships within and outside the organization

Excellent interpersonal skills

The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is
an equal
opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified
applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender,
national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, sexual
orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran


Job Location

Colorado, United States

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