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University Corp. For Atmospheric Research (UCAR) Postdoctoral Fellow I - Land Surface Modeler in Boulder, Colorado

Job Title: Postdoctoral Fellow I - Land Surface ModelerLocation: In light of the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic andrestricted access to UCAR facilities, UCAR may allow temporary remote workarrangements for newly hired employees. Eventual relocation to UCAR facilitiesin Boulder, CO is required for this specific position.Type: Full-time, Exempt,Position Term: 1 year with the possibility of extension.Application Deadline: This position will be posted until Sunday October25th, 2020. Thereafter, applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.Relocation: No relocation package is offered for this position.Work Authorization: UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g.,J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position.Where You Will Work:RAL/HAPWhat You Will Do:This is a new, full-time, 1-year term position with possibility ofextension. The new hire will conduct research on understanding land-atmosphereinteractions and developing land-surface and hydrology models. This researchwill involve scientific investigations of impacts of fine-scalehydrology-land-atmosphere interactions on regional weather and hydroclimate,and vice versa, development of the community land-surface Noah-MP model,and enhancements to other related models.Responsibilities:Conduct research aimed at improving community land-surface and hydrologymodels. The work will include:understand land-surface processes at various scales using field observations;improve the Noah-MP land model and related models; improve modularity andflexibility of these models in WRF and WRF-Hydro;engage with collaborators at the USGS and their relevant models and toolsincluding but not limited to GSFLOW, PRMS and SNOMODEL;work on integrating models into coupled Earth system modeling frameworks;maintain and document the enhanced models in the GitHub repository;conduct multi-year offline land-surface/hydrology model simulations; andbenchmark performance of the new modeling capabilities using variousevaluation metrics.Conduct research aimed at improving understanding of the cross-scale impactsof hydrology-land-atmosphere interactions, across a range of landscapes andover regional weather and hydroclimate.Communicate research results through publication in peer-reviewed journals,meeting proceedings, and presentations at scientific meetings.Participate in research development with internal and external collaboratorsacross disciplines.What You Need:Education and Years of Experience:Ph.D. degree in atmospheric sciences or hydrology with expertise inland-surface and hydrology modeling and physical parameterization studies.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:Required:Ability to develop or modify land/hydrology parameterization schemes in aversion control environment; conduct and manage large simulations.Demonstrated skill in quantifying land-surface model uncertainty and parameteroptimization.In-depth knowledge of issues surrounding land-surface interactions,land/hydrology processes, and modeling.Demonstrated ability to publish research results in peer-reviewed journals.Ability to effectively participate in and interact productively with modeldevelopers at NCAR and the USGS, and in the external numerical weather andwater prediction community.Strong skills in written and oral communication of research results,including in an interdisciplinary context.Familiarity with UNIX, Fortran, NetCDF, Git and Python/R/NCL orother data visualization and management languages.Preferred Experience:Experience in conducting and analyzing Noah-MP and WRF-Hydro simulations,particularly evaluation of simulated water cycle components againstobservations; and/or, demonstrated skill with similar models,especially USGS PRMS, GSFLOW, and SNOMODEL.Experience with one or more coupled/Earth system... For full info followapplication link.The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equalopportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives todevelop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to p

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