Scientist – Global Ocean Data

INNOVIM, LLC is seeking a computational scientist to support the development and implementation of a new Global Ocean Data Assimilation System. The successful candidate will work closely with scientists at the NOAA National Center for Weather & Climate Prediction and the Univ. of Maryland. The position is located in College Park, MD and candidates are expected to have a doctoral degree in atmospheric and oceanic sciences, applied mathematics, scientific computing, physics, or related field.

The tasks include, but are not limited to:

  1. Developing a state-of-the-art ocean data assimilation system, specifically the Hybrid Ensemble Kalman Filter/3D-Var for the ocean
  2. Processing observational data streams for in situ temperature and salinity profiles, satellite altimetry, and satellite along-track L2 sea surface temperature (SST)
  3. Processing surface forcing fields from atmospheric reanalyses for simulation experiments and evaluation
  4. Leading the technical transition from the development to operations.

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The candidate must have experience conducting large-scale experiments in a High Performance Computing (HPC) environment.

The applicant is required to have a strong background in scientific programming languages (e.g., Fortran90 and C), UNIX and shell scripting and scientific software packages (e.g. NetCDF Climate Data Operators (CDO) and/or NetCDF Operators (NCO), Grads etc.) and an interest in developing a world class operational ocean analysis using state-of-art supercomputing at NOAA. A candidate who is self-motivated and has worked well in a team environment is preferred.

The candidate must be a US Citizen able to pass a NACI clearance, or Permanent Resident or foreigners holding a working visa who has already passed a NACI clearance.

This position description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position. This description is not an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills, abilities and working conditions associated with this position.

INNOVIM offers competitive compensation packages including comprehensive medical/dental/life insurance, matching 401(k) contribution and Educational support.

INNOVIM is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, protected veteran status, religion, creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, or any other basis protected by law, ordinance, or regulation.

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