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CIRES/ NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Geomagnetism Associate Scientist

Requisition Number:

40258

Location:

Boulder, Colorado

Employment Type:

Research Faculty

Schedule:

Full-Time

Date Posted:

24-Jun-2022

Job Summary

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder conducts collaborative research with NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI). CIRES has an immediate opening in the CIRES/NCEI Geomagnetism group for an Associate Scientist.

The successful applicant will collaborate with scientists from CIRES/NCEI Geomagnetism on developing new crustal magnetic field data products in support of magnetic field-aided navigation (MagNav). An example of such products is NOAA’s Earth Magnetic Anomaly Grid (EMAG), a global magnetic anomaly grid derived from satellite, ship, and airborne magnetic measurements. Other examples include high-resolution magnetic anomaly maps in selected areas of interest, and global geomagnetic field models (e.g., NOAA’s Enhanced Magnetic Model). MagNav, which allows for navigation when GPS is unavailable, is a fast-growing research field attracting considerable attention and investment.

The ability to work collaboratively within a team of research scientists, data managers and software developers is a must for this position. When new data collection is required, the Associate Scientist will collaborate with scientists from CIRES, NCEI and other organizations to design data collection campaigns and analyze the results from these new magnetic field surveys.

CIRES’ world-class research environment offers exceptional opportunities for professional growth and a pleasant Boulder, Colorado location. The CIRES Geomagnetism Team is known worldwide for expertise in geomagnetic research. This position offers flexible telework options but does require in-person work as well. 


The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) is an internationally recognized leader in innovative environmental science and research and is located at the University of Colorado Boulder. At CIRES, more than 800 environmental science professionals work to understand the dynamic Earth system, including people’s relationship with the planet. CIRES is a partnership of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of Colorado Boulder, and our areas of expertise include weather and climate, changes at Earth’s poles, air quality and atmospheric chemistry, water resources, solid Earth sciences, and more. Our vision is to be instrumental in ensuring a sustainable future environment by advancing scientific and societal understanding of the Earth system.

National Centers for Environmental Information website:

https://www.ncei.noaa.gov/

Geomagnetism Team website:

https://geomag.colorado.edu/

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Develop high resolution magnetic anomaly maps and other magnetic field data products in support of magnetic field-aided navigation.
  • Assist in development, population, and maintenance of database structure and analysis strategies to facilitate the use of magnetic anomaly information for MagNav.
  • Contribute to updates and improvements of NOAA’s Earth Magnetic Anomaly Grid.
  • Design and analyze results from new magnetic field surveys.
  • Present results to team members, funding partners and at scientific conferences.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.

What You Should Know

  • Visa sponsorship is not offered for this position. Candidates must be able to work legally in the U.S on a full time basis.
  • This position will be rostered in CIRES at the University of Colorado Boulder, but will be physically situated in the David Skaggs Research Center, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305. Selected finalists will be required to pass a federal background check for site access.
  • We can offer a hybrid work environment for this position.
  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.

What We Can Offer

  • CIRES can offer a generous compensation package.
  • The annual hiring salary range for this position is $54,000 - $80,000. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and determined based on our CIRES internal career track classification.
  • Relocation funds are available for this position following CIRES and the University of Colorado’s relocation processes and procedures.
  • The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment.

Benefits

The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • B.S. or B.A. in geosciences, physics, mathematics, data science or related field.
  • Experience with scientific data analysis and processing software (e.g. Python, Matlab).

What You Will Need

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

What We Would Like You To Have

Please note that while the position details both required and preferred skills and experience, we invite applicants to apply even if they do not have the preferred skills and experience outlined in this “What We Would Like You To Have” section. If you have a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience and passion for the work, you are encouraged to apply. We encourage on the job training for any additional skills or knowledge that become relevant to the position.

  • Undergraduate or graduate preparation in geology and geophysics.
  • Experience with geophysics data analysis software (e.g. Oasis Montaj).
  • Proficiency in scientific programming.
  • Experience with magnetic survey data analysis.
  • Availability to travel at the level of 1-2 trips/year.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Cover letter addressed to the Search Committee briefly describing your qualifications, professional goals, and specific interest in this position.
  3. Though not required at the time of application, be prepared to submit a list of 5 professional references (2 of whom must be/must have been supervisors or professors). If you are selected as a finalist, we will ask you to contact your references so that they can complete a SkillSurvey questionnaire on your behalf. SkillSurvey is an online automated reference check solution. This information will be kept confidential and viewable only by the search committee.

If you are selected as the finalist, your degree will be verified by the CU Boulder Campus Human Resources department using an approved online vendor. If your degree was obtained outside of the United States, please submit a translated version as an optional attachment.

The position will be open until finalists have been identified. Applications will be screened as they are received.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Arnaud Chulliat

Posting Contact Email: arnaud.chulliat@noaa.gov