Hydrometeorological Science Researcher

University of California-San Diego

San Diego, CA, USA 🇺🇸


The Hydrometeorological Science Researcher will provide an in-depth comprehensive expertise of hydrometerology research including atmospheric, land surface, snow, processes and a diversity of observations and data sets. The position will lead the analysis and coordination of hydrology research and develop and improve hydrologic models at CW3E. Conducts extensive numeric modeling analysis and interpretation of observations; refining experimental design as necessary. The Hydrometeorological Science Researcher will provide feedback to management for the strategic growth computing platforms and resources. In addition, the position will support on-going efforts to improve of new forecasting, observation web-based products and support research to operations initiatives. The Hydrometeorological Science Researcher will contribute significant original contributions and lead scientific journal publications. Responsible for writing proposals to generate funding to support the center’s hydrological research.

Will act as a team lead. Applies extensive knowledge as a research professional with an in-depth understanding of numerical, statistical, and/or other analysis techniques designed to support research projects of broad scope and complexity.


  • In-depth knowledge of research function. This includes in depth knowledge of hydrometeorological observations ability to analyze output, evaluate skill of model and develop post-process methods.
  • Advanced skills associated with statistical analysis, database management and systems programming.
  • Advanced skills in analysis and consultation.
  • Advanced ability to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing.
  • Advanced project management skills. Ability to lead and influence within and external to project team.
  • Advanced research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations.
  • Advanced ability to think creatively to recommend action steps or strategize solutions relative to research.
  • In-depth knowledge of atmospheric river, snow processes, with experience with analyzing model results and observations. .
  • Extensive experience in handling, analyzing, and processing large hydrometeorological and climate data sets coming from different sources in a variety of formats
  • Advance knowledge of programming languages as IDL, Fortran, C, C++, Python, R, Matlab, NCL, etc.
  • Experience with weather and hydrological models.


  • Must be willing and able to travel.