[CCSM-SEWG] Job Posting at University of Texas - Austin

Barbara Ballard bballard at ucar.edu
Wed Feb 29 07:41:55 MST 2012

 From Zong-Liang Yang:

The University of Texas at Austin Job Posting 

Job Title Research Engineering/ Scientist Associate IV
FLSA status Exempt
Posting number 12-02-28-01-4208
Job Status Open
Basic Information
Earliest Start Date Immediately
Position Duration Funding expected to continue
Position open to all applicants
Monthly salary $5,000 - $5,833 negotiable depending on qualifications.
Hours per week 40.00 Variable
Location Austin (main campus)
Hiring department Geological Sciences http://www.jsg.utexas.edu/ciess/
Number of vacancies 1

General Notes The Center for Integrated Earth System Science (CIESS) at 
the University of Texas at Austin seeks a highly motivated and dynamic 
candidate who will work on several projects including the recently 
funded NASA "Coastal Zone Interdisciplinary Science Project." Teaching 
of an earth systems modeling class may also be a possibility, based on 

Required Application Materials
A Resume is required in order to apply
A Letter of Interest is required in order to apply.
A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Note: The following additional materials are also required for 
consideration: List of peer-reviewed publications, if any. Instructions 
for submission of these materials will be provided at the time the 
online application has been completed.

Additional Information

Purpose of Position To engage in, and assist others with, innovative and 
collaborative earth systems research at an advanced level as well as 
promote and enhance the reputation of CIESS.
Essential Functions Conduct innovative, high-resolution earth science 
modeling studies and real-time hydrologic forecasting in collaboration 
with faculty, researchers, and students. Obtain, catalog, mine, analyze 
and archive a large volume of climatic; hydrologic; ecologic; in situ; 
satellite; and modeling datasets, including those from the 
Inter-government Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Develop and advance 
hydrologic parameterizations, including river routing, in CLM and/or 
Noah-MP. Maintain CIESS research website.

Marginal/Incidental functions Other related functions as assigned.
Required qualifications Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, hydrology, 
engineering, oceanic sciences or a related field and a minimum of two 
years experience in land surface, hydrological, environmental flow, or 
climate modeling. Experience with advanced mathematical and statistical 
analysis tools used for studying correlations, trends, patterns and 
extremes. Strong English communication skills, both written and oral. 
Demonstrated interest in mentoring graduate students. Demonstrated 
ability to work in a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment with 
researchers from various groups off and on campus.

Preferred Qualifications Advanced programming and visualization skills. 
Demonstrated interest in numerical modeling. Experience working with 
shared high performance and supercomputing resources.
Working conditions May work around chemical fumes May work around 
standard office conditions May work around chemicals Repetitive use of a 
keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Laboratory environment.
Security sensitive; conviction verification conducted on applicant 

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of 
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week 
and at least 135 days in length.
The University of Texas at Austin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative 
Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for 
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national 
origin, disability, age, citizenship status, Vietnam era or special 
disabled veteran's status, or sexual orientation. Under Section 504 of 
the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act, 
disability accommodations will be provided, as needed.

Barbara Ballard
CESM Program Office
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO  80307-3000
Phone: (303) 497-1358
Fax:   (303) 497-1700

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