RESEARCH SCIENTIST University of Washington Seattle

Title Research Scientist
Date 2020
Company University of Washington
City Seattle

Short Description :

From state and local governments as part of the collective effort to combat the spread of COVID19 The selected candidates will support research in progress using the Salish Sea Model SSM originally developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory at SSMC ,…

Full Description :

Notes: As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
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“Onsite work” in the interim will vary for units and for specific positions and will be discussed with candidates during the interview process.
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.
UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for six consecutive years.
The newly founded Salish Sea Modeling Center (SSMC) at the Puget Sound Institute has initiated staffing actions to support a growing demand for Salish Sea basin-wide models of hydrodynamics, circulation, transport, water quality, biogeochemistry, and ecosystem (food web) for a wide variety of marine environmental applications. SSMC is sponsored by the , U. S. EPA, City of Tacoma, and Puget Sound Partnership, and charged with a mission to provide coastal ocean modeling expertise, R&D, and a high-performance computational platform for the Salish Sea community of scientists and engineers engaged in water quality management and ecosystem restoration.
We invite applications from coastal ocean modeling enthusiasts for the Research Scientist – Level 3 position. The selected candidate(s) will join an established Salish Sea Modeling team, participate in multi-disciplinary research and model development and diagnostic application activities related to the Salish Sea and Puget Sound ecosystem restoration and water quality management efforts in progress. The selected candidates will support research in progress using the Salish Sea Model (SSM) (originally developed at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) at SSMC and will support implementation of new features and capabilities, improving overall predictive skill, and helping the team progress towards establishing an Operational Forecast System for the region.
Under the supervision of senior modeling experts, the selected candidate will participate in research and development activities targeted towards improving the model performance. This may require refining and extending the existing Salish Sea Model in a variety of ways, and setting up, testing, and incorporating new modules related to (a) Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport (b) Biogeochemistry, (c) Toxics Fate and Transport, and (d) Ecosystem Food Web Kinetics. Our primary modeling platforms are based on FVCOM and CE-QUAL-ICM models for the coastal ocean environment on high performance computing (HPC) clusters. We also have companion projects that utilize codes such as SUNTANS, ADH, ROMS, DELFT3D, WASP/TOXI, and CE-QUAL-W2 and therefore experience with one or more of these models will be beneficial.
Technical responsibilities will include research and development activities targeted towards improving the model performance. This may require refining and extending the existing Salish Sea Model in a variety of ways, and setting up, testing, and incorporating new modules related to (a) Hydrodynamics and Sediment Transport (b) Biogeochemistry, (c) Toxics Fate and Transport, and (d) Ecosystem Food Web Kinetics. Our primary modeling platforms are based on FVCOM and CE-QUAL-ICM models for the coastal ocean environment on high performance computing (HPC) clusters. We also have companion projects that utilize codes such as SUNTANS, ADH, ROMS, DELFT3D, WASP/TOXI, and CE-QUAL-W2 and therefore experience with one or more of these models will be beneficial.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
  • M.S. in oceanography, coastal, ocean, environmental, or civil engineering AND one year of experience (equivalent experience may be substituted for degree requirement)
    DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
  • Ph.D.
  • Experience with one or more of the applicable models
  • Familiarity of working with parallelized Fortran codes in a Linux environment, experience with installation of MPI libraries, compiling, debugging codes and, python and MATALB scripting
    Application Process:
    The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.

  • Applicants considered for this position will be required to disclose if they are the subject of any substantiated findings or current investigations related to sexual misconduct at their current employment and past employment. Disclosure is required under Washington state law.

    Committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff, the will honor your experiences, perspectives and unique identity. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable and welcoming.

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    The is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

    To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 or dso[at]uw.edu.

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