Physical Scientist for Ocean Model Verification

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Website Lynker Corporation

Lynker Corporation

Company : Lynker Corporation

Country: United States

Location : College Park, Maryland

Post: Thu, 23 Mar 2023 06:35:28 GMT

Expires: Thu, 20 Apr 2023 23:59:59 GMT

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Lynker is seeking a Physicial Scientist for Ocean Model Verification to support ongoing work at NOAA. This position serves as a member of the Verification team within the Verification, Post-Processing, and Product Generation Branch (VPPPGB) in a fast-paced, highly collaborative environment. The Physical Scientist for Ocean Model Verification who is selected will perform verification, validation, evaluation, and diagnostic studies of ocean and coupled ocean-atmosphere prediction models, using scientific analysis methods, numerical algorithms, and advanced software tools. The Physical Scientist selected will be expected to communicate scientific results via both oral presentation briefings and written reports to internal and external customers, and will have direct interaction with NOAA scientists, NCEP centers, National Weather Service (NWS) forecast offices, and academic partners. Additional responsibilities will include providing support and development of model verification graphics via the world wide web.

More information about VPPPGB can be found at: (url removed)

Duties of the Physical Scientist for Ocean Model Verification will include the Following :

Evaluate and assess the guidance provided by ocean forecast models.

Design new methods and verification tools for assessing model results for ocean and wave forecasts.

Assess longer-term performance of parallel versions of ocean forecast models using objective methods.

Validate performance of new, emerging parallel versions of ocean and coupled ocean-atmosphere forecast models, using both statistical and subjective methods.

Work with forecasters in the NWS field and NCEP National Centers to keep them informed of model biases and upcoming changes, and investigate model problems that they report.

Provide general support on verification of ocean model output.

Interact with NWS/NCEP/EMC and external partner domain scientists and engineers.

Adhere to DOC/NOAA/NWS Information Technology policies and procedures.

Adhere to project-specific software development guidelines and practices.

Complete scientific projects in a timely fashion according to internal and external schedules.

Actively contribute to review of scientific ideas at status/technical meetings.

Contribute to a monthly task status report.

Report regularly to senior project managers on project task completion status.

The Physical Scientist for Ocean Model Verification selected Should Meet the Following Qualifications:

At least an M.S. or equivalent experience in atmospheric sciences, oceanography, meteorology, mathematics, or a related physical science and at least two years experience with analysis, modeling or monitoring of ocean forecast models.

Knowledge, Skills, and Requirements:

Some experience working in a UNIX environment with advanced scripting languages (e.g., ksh, Python, Ruby, etc.).

Some practical knowledge of computing languages such as FORTRAN, C, and C++, and graphical display programs such as GRADS, GEMPAK, MATLAB, IDL, etc.

Demonstrated skill in communicating effectively with scientists of diverse backgrounds, and the ability to present results accurately and clearly in both oral and written form.

Some knowledge of common meteorological data formats, such as BUFR, NetCDF, HDF, and GRIB, etc.

Some knowledge of model verification software systems, such as the Model Evaluation Tools (METplus).

Some knowledge of using web page technology and languages to display model output data.

Experience with ocean model testing and evaluation, including ensemble model concepts.

Ability to analyze/plot and verify model output independently.

An understanding of ocean and wave environment forecasting.

Ability to work independently and in a team environment on complex problems.

Demonstrated skill in performing tasks requiring organization and attention to detail.

The Ideal Physical Scientist for Ocean Model Verification will have the Following:

Familiarity with numerical environmental datasets, including ocean observations and ocean models, such as the Real-Time Ocean Forecast System (RTOFS), the Nearshore Wave Prediction System (NWPS), and coupled ocean-atmospheric models.

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.

Demonstrated skill in performing tasks requiring organization and attention to detail.

Knowledge of statistical principles and strong analytical skills.

Familiarity with operational earth system model ensembles and/or an operational forecasting environment.

Per the requirements of this Federal Government Contract, ALL candidates must be a U.S. Citizen or Green Card Holder to qualify.

(US Citizen must live in US for 3-5 years prior to application)

About Lynker

Lynker is a growing, employee owned, small business, specializing in professional, scientific and technical services. Our continually expanding team combines scientific expertise with mature, results-driven processes and tools to achieve technically sound, cost effective solutions in hydrology/water sciences, geospatial analysis, information technology, resource management, conservation, and management and business process improvement.

We focus on putting the right people in the right place to be effective. And having the right people is critical for success. Our streamlined organization enables and empowers our talented professionals to tackle our customers’ scientific and technical priorities creatively and effectively.

Lynker offers a team-oriented work environment, competitive salaries and benefits, and the opportunity to work in a culture of exceptionally skilled and diverse professionals who embrace sound science and creative solutions.

Lynker is an E-Verify employer.

Lynker is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

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