Support Scientist Ocean Data Assimilation (HAFS) at I. M. Systems Group, Inc.

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Employer: I. M. Systems Group, Inc.

Expires: 07/28/2020

OverviewI.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 future operational hurricane forecast systems. The Support Scientist will work on the use of marine data assimilation activities towards building a coupled data assimilation system between ocean-atmosphere for Hurricane prediction. This will require coordination with Joint Effort for Data assimilation Integration (JEDI) and the development and operational integration of JEDI deliverables.Responsibilities●       Development of ocean data assimilation using hybrid methods for future Hurricane prediction systems under a common framework for EMC.●       Synchronize data assimilation efforts across the earth system components to work toward building a coupled data assimilation system for use with Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (UFS) as an application of the Unified Forecast System (UFS).●       Coordinate with the marine observations processing team to facilitate the use of storm-related ocean observations into the marine DA system as per the specifications of the Integrated Observations Data Access (IODA) framework of JEDI.●       Develop timelines and schedules for transition to operational implementation as well as scientific benchmark evaluations.QualificationsPhD, MS or relevant experience with at least 2 years of experience in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, Computer Science, or other related physical or mathematical sciences.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:●       Experience in one or more of the following areas are required:●       Numerical Ocean and/or Hurricane modeling:○       Data assimilation, Meteorology/Oceanography○       Developing and testing numerical environmental prediction codes in a high-performance computing environment○       Object oriented programming in Fortran/C++/Python.●       Experience with developing and running complex jobs and processing large volumes of numerical data in a high-performance computing system as well as using advanced statistical analysis tools.●       Demonstrated ability to work efficiently in a team environment and communicate effectively using good oral and written communication skills.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)(Please indicate in your cover letter).TO APPLY:In your cover letter, please indicate the following information:1) Timeline of availability2) Citizenship Status3) Salary requirements for considerationsNOTE: Provide three (3) references.IMSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran friendlyhttps://www.dol.gov/ofccp/pdf/pay-transp_%20English_formattedESQA508c.pdf