Hydrometeorology Research Analyst 3

University of California-San Diego

California, USA 🇺🇸

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The CW3E Hydrologist provides expertise of hydrology (hydrometeorology and hydro climatology), including hydrologic modeling (with emphasis on runoff, streamflow, soil moisture, and snow), flood and drought analysis, hydrologic forecasting at short and long time scales, and global water cycle. The CW3E Hydrologist will contribute significant original contributions and lead scientific journal publications, and when needed, help develop proposals to generate funding to support the center’s hydrologic research.


  • Thorough knowledge of research function. Deep expertise and rich experience in large-scale land surface hydrologic modeling (e.g., WRF-Hydro/NoahMP, VIC) especially over the Western US, including model development/improvement, large-scale implementation, validation, and analysis. A good record of research publications in peer-reviewed journals is a plus.
  • Proven skills associated with statistical analysis and systems programming. Experience in continental-to-global scale hydroclimate analysis (streamflow, snow, groundwater, and soil moisture) for important scientific discoveries. Expertise in flood and drought analysis through modeling and large data.
  • Experience in working in High Performance Computing (HPC) and large data environment, e.g., parallel computing, computing job management, coding/scripting for HPC applications.
  • Skills to communicate complex information in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing. Skills in scientific graphical representation, scientific writing and experience presenting at scientific conferences (poster, and oral presentations).
  • Skills in project management. Strong time management skills. Can prioritize tasks. Meets deadlines.
  • Research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations. This includes proposing new analyses, new conceptual ideas, or new workflow recommendations.
  • Thorough skills in analysis and consultation. Knowledge on how to apply research to water resources engineering problems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with the ability to work independently or within a team framework in conjunction with principles of community with staff, faculty, researchers, and students.


  • Travel is required to different offsite locations/Must be willing to travel

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