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Subject: Earth System Modeling Support Position

The Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has an opening for a Physical or Earth Scientist (Master's level or above is desired, at least a Bachelor's is required) to provide computational and scientific support for the development and use of GFDL's Earth System Model (ESM). The starting salary will be between $38,378 and $67,202, depending on education level and experience. This is a government vacancy in the ZP Career Path and the 1301 Occupational Series. It will be filled at Pay Band Two, the equivalent of government grades GS-7-to GS-10, with known promotion potential to Pay Band Four, the equivalent of government grades GS-13 to GS-14. The goal of the work is to develop and use computer models that improve our understanding of natural climate, biogeochemical and ecological variability and anthropogenic interactions. The incumbent will serve in GFDL's Biospheric Processes Group as a member of a team responsible for the ongoing software support for the development, testing, and use of such models, including the coupling of various component sub-models (e.g., atmosphere, ocean, land, cryosphere, and biosphere) into an integrated ESM. The incumbent will perform and analyze model integrations to assess model suitability for scientific research and climate and Earth System product generation. The incumbent will have the opportunity to conduct research leading to the publication of scientific papers and participate in the design and construction of software for the efficient processing of model output for scientific analysis and public dissemination. Desired areas of experience include: background in one or more of the geosciences fields including atmospheric and/or oceanic sciences, geology or applied mathematics; diagnostic analysis, preferably using both model and observational data; strong computational skills, preferably with UNIX, Fortran 90, and parallel computer architectures; numerical modeling, preferably using atmospheric and/or oceanic general circulation models; ability to work in a team setting; good communication skill. This is a full time permanent position, U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory, located in Princeton, New Jersey. It includes paid sick leave, vacation, health insurance, and retirement. The Department of Commerce is an equal opportunity employer and does not condone or tolerate discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation. For more information and to apply visit: .

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