Part Time Research Associate
Atmospheric and Environmental Research, Inc. - Norman, OK

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Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER) helps businesses and governments better anticipate and manage climate and weather-related risks. Large insurance, energy and investment firms count on AER to help them decrease weather-related losses and increase profitability by integrating state-of-the-art climate science and weather information into their planning and decision processes. Large government agencies like NOAA, NASA and the Departments of Defense and Energy rely on AER’s scientists to help solve weather and climate related problems of vital national importance in energy, environment, national security and climate change. Established in 1977, AER is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts and is a subsidiary of Verisk Analytics. For more information visit www.aer.com .

Qualifications:

Basic computer skills such as word processing and spreadsheet analysis are essential. It is expected that successful candidates for this position will be in their Senior year of undergraduate study in meteorology, an interdisciplinary radar-focused engineering/meteorology curriculum, or just starting graduate school. In addition, successful candidates will have experience in radar analysis and interpretation; completed coursework in statistics, synoptic meteorology and radar fundamentals; demonstrated technical writing skills; and the ability to work as a member of a collaborative, technical team. The job will make use of a software package that performs quantitative analysis (e.g., Matlab, IDL, S+, R). Working knowledge of one or more programming languages (e.g., C, C++, Fortran, PERL, Python) is a plus.

This position is open to US citizens and lawful permanent residents of the United States

AER offers a competitive wage and benefit package. AER is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Overview:

This position will support the quality assurance of radar reanalysis products generated at NOAA’s National Sever Storms Laboratory (NSSL) in Norman, Oklahoma. The reanalysis project will generate at least 10 years of severe weather and hydrologic products. The candidate hired will review radar mosaics of various products for obvious quality problems, tabulate and/or compute statistics of completeness and quality, and relay those results to AER and NSSL through a shared, private website interface on a weekly basis. Short, monthly written reports summarizing reanalysis product quality will be required.

The position requires up to 19 hours per week during the 9-month school year, including team meetings with AER/NSSL to set and review quality assurance tasking. The position ends June 30, 2013.

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