• NOA1815 Support Scientist-Convective Scale Data Assimilation

    Job Locations US-MD-College Park
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3 weeks ago)
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  • Overview

    I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG), www.imsg.com (http://www.imsg.com/), a Federal Government Contractor, is seeking to fill a position for a Support Scientist-Convective Scale Data Assimilation to work at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Prediction’s (NCEP) Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), located in College Park, MD. The successful candidate will support NCEP’s EMC with the development of a rapidly updated, convection-allowing data assimilation and ensemble prediction system at the storm-scale. This is a unique opportunity to have a direct impact on an exciting project to advance U.S. numerical weather prediction.



    • Work as a part of a cross-organizational team toward the development and support of a convective-scale data assimilation system based upon state-of-the-science EnVar methods with the FV3 modeling system.
    • Verification of ensemble convective-scale forecasts.
    • Assimilation of radar and lightning data using the Gridpoint Statistical Interpolation (GSI) data assimilation system as well as the Joint Effort for Data assimilation Integration (JEDI) framework.
    • Running the system on high performance computing architecture.
    • Collaboration with project partners, regular reporting, presenting progress at scientific conferences, and publishing of pertinent results.


    • PhD in Atmospheric Science, or related physical or mathematical science.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


    • Two or more years of experience in data assimilation.
    • Knowledge of Fortran.
    • Experience in two or more of the following areas is required: Radar data assimilation, lightning data assimilation, variational and/or ensemble data assimilation methods, convection-allowing modeling, ensemble development.
    • Experience with running complex jobs, and processing large amounts of numerical output data on supercomputers in a Fortran/UNIX environment, using advanced statistical and display tools (Knowledge of Python is desirable).
    • Experience working in a fast paced, team environment. Good written and oral communication skills are highly desirable.
    • The desire and ability to learn and develop scientific capability is essential.
    • Ability to obtain all necessary security clearances for access to NCEP operational computer systems (requires permanent resident status or US citizen).

    Must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify.


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