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Department: 063001 - NC Inst of Climate Studies
Location: Asheville, NC
Essential Job Duties:
This position is located in Asheville, NC.
The Research Associate (Analyst) will independently support, develop, design, and/or execute moderately complex research activities involving large scale environmental data sets; participate in the scientific analysis of re-analyzed data sets to improve data quality and advance the interpretation of in situ and remotely sensed observations; independently perform climate data collection and analysis; and participate in formulating research methods approaches, suggesting options for quality improvement and solutions.
Duties will include, but not be limited to: - Participate in environmentally related studies and analysis involving large scale environmental data sets and support research efforts in this regard. - Operationally, and in a research framework, develop methods for the automated production of re-analyzed/calibrated archival data including inputs/outputs and quality control assessment of end products. - Coordinate transfer of large data sets from archival storage to high performance computing clusters and the cloud for data analysis and evaluation. - Contribute to the scientific analysis of re-analyzed data sets for the purposes of improving data quality and advancing the interpretation of in situ and remotely sensed observations. - Develop climate data analysis products, both graphical and textual, and associated written material based on the data analysis. - Facilitate research to operation transitions between data set development activities and the operational use of these data sets in activities such as monitoring and research. - Plan, develop, and implement evaluation and troubleshooting tools and applications to ensure integrity of reanalyzed data sets and other end products. - Provide support to National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI) in the development, implementation, and quality control assessment of a gridded reanalyses from in situ and remotely sensed observations on a regional scale using an extensive array of computing resources and software.
- Fully participate in unit (NCICS, NCEI, etc.) activities and meetings. - Make timely presentations at appropriate scientific venues as requested or needed. - Other related duties as assigned.
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree, or relevant Bachelor’s degree plus 3 or more years of independent research experience. May require terminal degree and licensure.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and solid interpersonal skills. - Ability to work independently as well as make positive team contributions. - Ability to multitask and meet deadlines.
- Four or more years of experience working with in situ and remotely sensed environmental observations in large scale databases including interpretation and analysis. - Experience working with high performance computing environments. - Experience working in public Cloud environments.
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00107710
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