Geostationary Lightning Mapper Implementation Specialist

The Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – Maryland (CICS-MD) are recruiting a faculty specialist.

 

Date posted

July 30, 2018 12:00 am

Application deadline

Aug. 30, 2018 12:00 am

Organization

Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center / Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, UMD

Location

  • United States

Job description

Faculty Specialist – GLM/NWS Implementation Specialist

Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Department/Unit: Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center / Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites
Starting Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Closing Date: Announced 31 July 2018, Review of Applications begins immediately
Expected Start Date: September 2018

Duties: The Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites – Maryland (CICS-MD) are recruiting a faculty specialist to help integrate Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM) observations and research into National Weather Service (NWS) operations. The selected applicant will work closely with scientists from both the University of Maryland and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) in support of GLM implementation. The GLM Level 2 product is not easily integrated into the NWS environment, motivating the development of gridded GLM products. Forecasters have already begun documenting the value of the gridded flash extent density, average flash area, and total optical energy. The selected applicant will directly support the integration of these gridded GLM products into NWS operations.

The four main tasks are:

  1. Develop and maintain GLM training material
  2. Evaluate gridded GLM products relative to ground-based lightning detection networks
  3. Create example imagery, uses cases, and blog posts to demonstrate the GLM applicability
  4. Communicate with NWS forecasters to gauge the impact and value of the GLM gridded products

Qualifications:
Applicants should have a degree in meteorology or a closely related field. This position requires familiarity with lightning observations and applications, along with fluency in shell scripting and Python. Preference will be given to applicants with knowledge of both the GLM detection capabilities and NWS forecast operations (including the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System or AWIPS software).

To Apply:
Interested candidates should send a resume or CV, official or unofficial transcripts, a list of three professional references, and a brief statement explaining how your qualifications meet the requirements for this position to anegri@essic.umd.edu.

THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER