Ecological Modeling Data Analyst

Job Opening ID#: 
163864

The Cooperative Institute of Great Lakes Research (CIGLR) is seeking a candidate to work with the ecological and physical modeling teams at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Lab (GLERL) to develop and improve experimental ecological forecasts linked to the Great Lakes Operational Forecast system hydrodynamic models. Under supervision of project principal investigators, the candidate will work on an experimental hypoxia forecast model for Lake Erie to evaluate model performance through statistical comparison of modeled and observed water quality, biological, and physical variables. In addition, the candidate will use a high-performance computing system to run a numerical hydrodynamic and biophysical model of Lake Erie, based on the Finite Volume Community Ocean Model and assist with model transition to real-time nowcasts/forecasts. The candidate will conduct data analysis in a scripting (computer programming) environment, building on existing scripts and developing new ones. The candidate will report findings to internal and external audiences in reports and oral presentations, and contribute to publications in scientific journals.