EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Space Weather Forecast Applications Scientist in the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at CU Boulder and located within NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)

July 23, 2020, from Eric Adamson

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) encourages applications to fill a Research Associate position resident at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC)! SWPC is the nation’s official source of space weather alerts and warnings. SWPC forecasts and products support a wide range of customers, including power grid operators, Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS), aviation, satellite operators, and emergency managers.

Our Research Associate will work within the SWPC Testbed section of the Space Weather Prediction Center, working with the wider Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR), Space Weather Follow On – L1 (SWFO-L1), and Compact Coronagraph teams. Specifically, this position will initially support the DSCOVR mission, with the expectation the candidate will take a lead in developing experimental space weather forecasting applications for the benefit of forecasters and customers. In addition to data from DSCOVR, the successful applicant is encouraged to investigate future missions including the SWFO-L1 and Interstellar Mapping and Acceleration Probe (IMAP) for their use in crafting new space weather applications. Together, these missions are important to ensuring the highest quality space weather forecasts and it is encouraged that the applications developed using these missions will be used to improve and enhance SWPC’s geomagnetic and radiation storm forecasts. Through this role, the successful candidate will participate in preparing these missions, ground systems, and forecast products for post-launch, real-time operations!

For Additional Information and to Apply: https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/?jobId=26121

For Specific Questions Regarding the Position, Contact Eric Adamson (eric.adamson at noaa.gov)