Position: Assistant Supportive Scientist, Illinois State Water Survey, Full Time Grant and Contract Funded - 12 month Appointment.

Availability: September 1, 2002

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in atmospheric sciences or related discipline. Strong programming skills in FORTRAN and/or C programming languages. Experience with Unix, or Linux operating systems. Strong verbal and written communication skills. Beneficial to have knowledge of visualization software or programs for analyzing data from satellite, aircraft and radar, and experience with climate data sets.

Job Description: Analyze operational and field project data sets. These datasets may include observations from surface and sounding sites, radars, satellite, and research aircraft. Analyses will be in support of research goals related to Great Lakes weather processes and climate. Provide support for the quality control and analysis of newly-keyed climate data. This will include writing computer programs, performing data and graphical analysis, assembling climate station history information, and assisting in other project tasks.

Salary: $29,000 - $34,000

Benefits: Vacation & Sick Leave. State Universities Retirement System.

Deadline: For full consideration applications should be received by August 5, 2002.

Please send Resume, 3 References and Refer to Position #03-01 to: Human Resources Illinois State Water Survey 2204 Griffith Drive Champaign, IL 61820 217/333-0448

"The Illinois State Water Survey does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, age, or handicap in admission to or treatment of employment in programs or activities in compliance with the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Constitution, Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended, and the U.S. Constitution."

Applicants should note that this position is exempt from the State Personnel Code and is under the Board of Natural Resources and Conservation (BNRC) and follows BNRC policies and procedures. This is not a Bargaining Unit posting nor a Merit Compensation position.

"Immediate family members or persons with a significant relationship with an active staff member may be considered for employment at the State Water Survey with prior approval of the Chief. Approval will be dependent upon the perspective staff member being rated as the best qualified candidate for the position based upon a competitive recruitment process and being hired and physically located in a different Section from the active staff member."

The Center for Research on the Changing Earth System (CRCES) is a non-profit organization located between Washington, DC, and Baltimore in leafy, quiet, yet cosmopolitan Columbia, Maryland.  The major research themes of CRCES are decade-to-century scale variability and change in Earth System components; societal impacts of such variability and change; development and use of Virtual Centers such as the Virtual Center for Decadal Climate Variability (; and development of inputs in observing-system design for decade-to-century scale variability and change in Earth System components.  CRCES endeavors to develop a ¡§fusion¡¨ discipline from this research to guide the formulation of public policy regarding adaptation of societies to such variability and change.  The development of state-of-the-art Virtual Centers is intended to facilitate collaborative research and to deliver data and information to users to advance the frontiers of this ¡§fusion¡¨ discipline.  CRCES invites applications for the following positions from candidates with a keen interest in participating in this endeavor.

1.         A research associate to participate in a project on global and regional water cycles.  The emphasis in this project is on quantifying interactions between decade-to-century scale variability and change in Earth System components, and global and regional water cycles as simulated by state-of-the-art, global coupled Earth System models and intermediate models.  Background requirements include a Ph.D. degree in Meteorology/Physical Oceanography/Hydrology/closely-related field, and some experience with coupled Earth System models and statistical analysis techniques.

2.         A research associate to participate in the analysis of in-situ and model-assimilated data sets for decade-to-century scale variability and change in Earth System components, and in development of statistical prediction models for multiyear to multidecadal Earth System events.  Background requirements include a Ph.D. degree in Meteorology/Physical Oceanography/Hydrology/closely-related field, and some experience of data analysis and statistical modeling techniques.  Familiarity with in-situ and remote-sensing observation techniques is desirable.  

3.         A research assistant to participate in the assessment of impacts of multiyear to multidecadal precipitation events on agriculture and water resources.  Background requirements include an M.S. degree in Agricultural Meteorology/Hydrology/Natural Resources Economics/closely-related field.

4.         A research assistant to participate in the analysis of in-situ and model-assimilated data sets for decade-to-century scale variability and change, and in adapting software and data sets for use via the Virtual Center for Decadal Climate Variability.  Background requirements include an M.S. degree in Meteorology/Physical Oceanography/closely-related field and some experience of data analysis.

Some experience of using Unix-operated workstations and data servers, and graphics software such as GrADS and IDL is essential.  Initial appointments in these positions, to begin on or about 1 June 2002, will be for 1 year and will be extendable up to 3 years; further employment in CRCES will depend on continued availability of financial support.  Starting salary and fringe benefits will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. These positions will remain open until filled; however, to ensure full consideration, please send a curriculum vita, a statement of research interests, and names of three references before 30 March 2002 to:

Vikram M. Mehta

6521 Limerick Court, Clarksville, Maryland 21029, USA


CRCES is an equal-opportunity/affirmative-action employer.  Selections will be made based on merit  as set out in applicable laws.

The School for Computational Science and Information Technology (CSIT)
of the Florida State University invites applications for a tenure track
faculty position at any rank (assistant, associate and full professor)
in the Department of Meteorology.

We seek an enthusiastic researcher and educator in the field of
computational atmospheric sciences, or in another area of climate
studies. The successful candidate will be expected to initiate and
maintain externally funded research programs and to teach
undergraduate/graduate students. Candidates with experience in applying
advanced technologies, including any combination of scientific
visualization, data-mining, advanced networking, feature-extraction,
and distributed computing, to large-scale climate simulations are
preferred. Strong interest in investigating new, exotic approaches to
accomplish classical tasks with high-powered computer and computational
technologies is highly desirable.

Many opportunities exist to participate in and build on collaborative
programs with colleagues in the Computational Science and Information
Technology School, the Department of Meteorology, the Center for
Ocean-Atmosphere Prediction Studies (COAPS), the Geophysical Fluid
Dynamics Institute (GFDI), the Department of Oceanography, and the
National Weather Service Tallahassee Forecast Office.

Please submit a curriculum vita, two recent reprints, a statement of
research and teaching interests,  and the names, postal and email
addresses, and fax numbers of three references to:

Mrs. Susan Kane
402B Dirac Science Library, CSIT
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida  32306-4120
(Fax: (850) 644-1593, Email:

Please do not ask referees to send letters of recommendation. The
search committee will commence its initial screening of applications on
1 April 2002. However, the search process will remain active until the
position is filled.

The FSU CSIT is designed to attract faculty and students of the highest
caliber to the participating departments, and involve them at all
levels in computational issues of long-term interest to the country,
industry and national laboratories. The FSU Meteorology Department is
home to about 180 undergraduate majors and 55 graduate students. FSU is
a Carnegie Foundation Research I University with 27 colleges and
programs ranked in the top 25 among public institutions in the U.S. The
quality of life is excellent in Tallahassee, the state's capital city.
Further information may be found at the FSU, CSIT, and Department web
sites at,, and, respectively.

Florida State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action

Meteorological Research Associate

The Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale and Meteorological Studies (CIMMS)
at the University of Oklahoma has an opening for a non-student
Meteorological Research Associate to work on the development of short-range
ensemble forecasts using mesoscale numerical weather prediction models.
The position is located at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL).  The individual
will collaborate with Dr. David Stensrud of the NSSL and will be under the
direct supervision of Dr. John Cortinas of CIMMS.

The primary activity of this individual is to help design and oversee a
real-time experimental short-range ensemble prediction project and conduct
research to evaluate the resulting ensemble forecasts. This includes
research pertaining to ensemble verification, methods of generating initial
conditions for mesoscale ensembles, and the inclusion of new observations
into model initial conditions.  We especially seek individuals with
experience in numerical weather prediction and the manipulation of large
data sets.  This individual will collaborate with scientists, forecasters,
and computer programmers at CIMMS and the NSSL.  The initial appointment is
for one year, with the possibility for renewal.

Applicants should have a Master's Degree in Meteorology, Atmospheric
Science, or a related field. Experience in software development on UNIX
computer systems using FORTRAN and C is necessary.  Experience with MM5 and
model display packages, such as GEMPAK and RIP, is highly desirable.  To
apply, send a resume and the names and contact information for three
references to Tracy Reinke, CIMMS,1313 Halley Circle, Norman, OK 73069.
Tel: 405-366-0582.  Fax:  405-366-0472.  Review of applicants will begin 25
February 2002.  The University of Oklahoma is an Affirmative Action, Equal
Opportunity Employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

David J. Stensrud
Leader, Models and Assimilation Team
NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory
1313 Halley Circle  Norman, OK  73069
(405) 366-0418   [-0472 (fax)]

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