Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
The Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) at Colorado State University seeks to fill a professional research position for its collaborative research as a Cooperative Institute with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) National Weather Service (NWS) Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL) Decision Assistance Branch in Silver Spring, MD. (Office will be in Silver Spring, MD). The primary goal in the research partnership between the Decision Assistance Branch at the NWS/MDL and CIRA during the past few years has focused on the NWS’s role in improving aviation-centered guidance and decision support as well as providing a framework to foster innovation and science sharing within the NWS and to streamline the transition from research to operations. In particular, the partnership has resulted in streamlining and transitioning NCAR’s AutoNowcaster (ANC) system to the NWS and creation of tools and techniques for NWS forecasters to not only see ANC output but provide valuable input into the system that allows the forecasters to be “over the loop”. CIRA has and will continue to provide expertise in a wide range of technical areas, including but not limited to: portal frameworks, collaboration toolsets, configuration management, hardware and software configuration and tuning, software design and development, and application of new technologies and languages which are aligned with other NWS projects such as AWIPS II. The successful candidate will participate in a number of activities including a) updating and modifying ANC to perform under various climate regimes and forecast locations; b) providing recommendations on ways to further streamline the design of ANC; and c) participating in the development and enhancement of a Virtual Laboratory for the NWS which includes a portal using LifeRay’s open source java portal framework. Review of applications will begin on June 10, 2013 and may continue until the position is filled. For complete position description and qualification requirements, visit https://www.cira.colostate.edu/personnel/employment_opportunities/requisition.php?id=68.
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