I.M. Systems Group, Inc. (IMSG) is seeking a candidate to support the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) in carrying out research and development work related to the operational hurricane forecast systems. The candidate’s work will involve the development, execution, testing and evaluation of several different components of the operational HWRF (Hurricane Weather and Research Forecast) and HMON (Hurricanes in a Multi-scale Ocean-coupled Non-hydrostatic) modeling systems that include physics, data assimilation, dynamics, vortex initialization, coupling to ocean, wave, land, storm surge and inundation models.
The successful candidate will perform the job duties in a high-quality, independent, and collaborative way, assisting in managing projects, and developing and applying innovative methods for the primary work areas described below. The candidate will work with EMC scientists and external collaborators to set up comprehensive tests of the hurricane models, and evaluate the results using objective verification metrics and model diagnostics. The candidate will work on several tasks, including implementing advanced hurricane physical parameterization techniques applicable at 1-3 km resolutions, determining areas of physics improvement needed to increase forecast skill, and transitioning the HWRF and HMON physics into the next-generation Finite Volume Cubed-Sphere (FV3) hurricane models within the Unified Forecast System framework. The candidate will work on advanced NOAA Environmental Modeling System (NEMS) infrastructure and multi-scale modeling framework, improving hurricane specific physics, data assimilation, dynamics and high-resolution telescoping and moving nest techniques. This work will include:
Candidates must be a U.S Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify (please indicate in your cover letter)
Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or meteorology, oceanic, mathematics, or a related physical science with at least 3 years of experience in the area of hurricane and tropical cyclone (TC) modeling.
Demonstrated knowledge, skills, and abilities in at least five of the following areas:
Be sure to include your resume and cover letter explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements of the position. Please indicate your timeline of availability and preferred salary level for consideration.
IMSG offers an outstanding overall Benefit Package including company paid leave, medical, dental, and vision.
Job Type: Full-time
IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Veteran friendly.