Computational and Data Science Research Specialist - UC San Diego

Please see below for an open position as research specialist at Scripps Oceanography, UC San Diego.

Computational and Data Science Research Specialist - Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

Applies skills as a seasoned, experienced IT research professional. Uses computational, computer science, data science, and CI software research and development principles, with relevant domain science knowledge where applicable, along with professional programming concepts for medium-sized projects or portions of larger projects.

Collaborates with students, faculty, and postdoctoral researchers to develop modeling, data processing, and visualization tools for integrated research efforts. Responsibilities include (but is not limited to) the development of tools for model coupling, data format translation, uncertainty quantification, deployment of large model ensembles, containerized workflows, climate downscaling, and web delivery of climatic datasets. Port existing models to UCSD HPC resources or work in partner-based external HPC environments. Train students, postdocs, and faculty how to use the project-specific HPC resources. Modify existing code and develop new code for research projects. Optimize model code and structure for computational efficiency. Works on algorithm development, optimization, programming, performance analysis and / or benchmarking assignments of moderate scope where the tasks involve knowledge of Marine Science, Oceanography, and Environmental Science. Contribute technical information to publications in peer-reviewed journals.

This is a one (1) year 100% Contract position. This appointment may be extended or converted to career status based on the needs and funding of the department.

For more information, click the link below and/or contact Colleen Petrik <>.

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