CIRA/GSL Job Opportunity: Meteorological Verification Developer/Analyst

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Global Systems Laboratory (GSL) is a federal science and research laboratory under NOAA’s Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR). GSL provides the National Weather Service (NWS) and the nation with environmental observing, prediction, computer, visualization, and information systems. These systems deliver data, forecasts and weather predictions expected within minutes or weeks away, including severe weather events. GSL is a leader in the applied research, directed development, and technology transfer of environmental data, models, products, and services that enhance environmental understanding with the outcome of supporting commerce, protecting life and property, and promoting a scientifically literate public.

The Verification and Assessment Branch (VAB) within the Assimilation, Scientific Computing, and Evaluation Novel Division (ASCEND) of GSL seeks to hire a Research Associate to support the evaluation of weather forecasts, develop impact-based verification metrics and assessment approaches, interface with current and potential sponsors, and work with aviation operational specialists to develop foundational concepts for building new aviation decision support tools.

Specifically, the individual in this position will report to a CIRA Software Developer, work in close collaboration with model developers and work as part of the Model Verification Team to develop, enhance, and maintain computer software to display real-time and retrospective model forecasts and corresponding observations, and to calculate and display skill-score metrics for global, regional, and storm-scale weather forecast models.

This position is located in Boulder, CO; onsite presence with the option to telework 3 days/week is preferred for this position, but remote work will be considered. Because the office is located in a federal facility, this position requires the ability to pass a NACI (Tier 1) federal background check. This position will be classified Research Associate II or Research Associate III according to the credentials of the finalist selected.

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

To apply, please upload:

  • a cover letter that addresses the required and preferred job qualifications
  • a resume
  • contact information for three professional references
    • References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates 

To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm MT on June 18th.