Graduate Student SIParCS Internship
Posted on: November 7, 2018
UCAR Career Portal - Employment Home - Jobs - Postdoc Portal - Intern Portal - Our Facilities - Boulder - FAQs - Contact Us - UCAR - NCAR - Search Current Openings - Update Your Profile - Create a Job Agent - Update Job Agent Your user session will timeout in 5 minutes. Please click OK to continue with your application. 2019 Graduate Student SIParCS Internship - Implementing an Observation Support System for Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) Tracking Code 19035 Job Description Job Title: 2019 SIParcS Graduate Student Internship Project Title: Implementing an Observation Support System for Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) Location: Boulder, Colorado Type: Internship, Full-time, Non-Exempt Term: May 20, 2019 through August 2, 2019 11 weeks, 40 hours per week Relocation: No relocation assistance is offered for this position. Housing is provided for all students selected for the internship. Application Deadline: January 11, 2019 Work Authorization: - Students must be authorized to work in the U.S. to be eligible for the SIParCS program. - UCAR/NCAR will not sponsor a work visa (e.g., J-1, H1-B, etc.) for this position. - For F visa students accepted to the SIParCS program, CPT work authorization issued through a U.S. Designated School Official (DSO) or OPT issued through both a DSO and the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) will be required. About the Organization: Located in Boulder, Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is one of the world's premier scientific institutions, with an internationally recognized staff and research program dedicated to advancing knowledge, providing community-based resources, and building human capacity in the atmospheric and related sciences. 2019 SIParCS Program Description: The Summer Internships in Parallel Computational Science (SIParCS) program at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) offers graduate students and undergraduates who have completed their sophomore year significant hands-on R & D opportunities in high performance computing (HPC) and related fields that use HPC for scientific discovery and modeling. This program embeds students as summer interns in the Computational and Information Systems Laboratory (CISL), an organization within NCAR charged with provisioning supercomputing and data systems to the geosciences research community, as well as conducting research and development in computational science, data analysis, scientific visualization and numerical modeling. These twin roles of service and research in CISL support NCAR's broad scientific mission of discovery in the atmospheric and related sciences. The 2019 summer internships are 11 weeks in duration. Applicants must be available to work 40 hours per week from May 20, 2019 through August 2, 2019 for participation in the program. Program requirements, beyond working on projects, include attending appropriate technical seminars, attending skills-enhancing workshops, preparing a poster, and giving an oral presentation of results at the end of the summer. Job Overview: Implementing an Observation Support System for Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) Areas of Interest: - Data Science - Visualization - Software Engineering Job Description: - The Data Assimilation Research Testbed (DART) is a community software facility for data assimilation. One application of data assimilation is making numerical weather predictions (NWP). For NWP, a forecast from an atmospheric prediction model is statistically combined with measurements of things like temperatures or winds. The measurements may also be from much more sophisticated instruments like radars or satellite radiometers. - In order to work with observations, DART must have a data structure and associated file structure that can represent all the information that is known about the observations and their associated instruments. At present, DART uses a fairly limited linked list data structure with a flat binary file representation. In 2019, this will be updated to a more sophisticated data structure that will allow new capabilities for DART, most importantly the ability to do special computations on subsets of the observations. DART will also move to a Network Common Data Form (NetCDF) file format. Because of the unstructured nature of observations in both space and time, there are a number of interesting challenges in implementing both the data structure and the files. - The intern will work with the lead scientist and lead software engineer of the DART project to assist with developing software tools to implement and/or visualize the new observation files depending on the intern's interests. The new files will be implemented and tested in data assimilation experiments. Tools that can reproduce existing DART observation diagnostics will be implemented. New diagnostic methods that are able to work with and visualize features of identified subsets of observations will be designed and implemented. The intern will have a chance to learn more about all aspects of the project while focusing on one of the components. No prior knowledge of data assimilation or NetCDF is necessary. Please note: We will hire either an undergraduate or graduate student for this project. Qualifications: Required for All Graduate Projects: - Must currently be enrolled in an accredited United States college or university as a graduate or doctoral student. - Ability to work with a diverse group of peers. - Skill in the use of software for communication purposes (e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, email). - Ability and willingness to learn and use scientific computing tools and programs. - Good oral and written communication skills. - Basic problem solving skills. - Ability to analyze data and draw conclusions. - Basic knowledge, through coursework, of mathematics, computer science or engineering. - Ability to work full-time (40 hours per week) during the summer program. - Ability to interact with mentors and peers in a manner that supports collaboration and inquiry. - Ability and willingness to work with a team. - Ability and willingness to work within guidelines and policies of organization and assigned work groups. Additional Required Experience for this Project: - Experience in any compiled programming language (e.g. Fortran, Java, C, C++). - Experience with any scripting language (python, bash/csh, perl). - Interest in designing data structures and tools. Application Instructions: Before you begin the online application process, please prepare your application materials in one (1) PDF document. Application materials must be in the order numbered below. Please apply to no more than two (2) SIParCS projects. Application Materials Must Include: Please attach one (1) PDF document with the three required components to your online application. Required materials, in order, are: - A not-to-exceed one-page cover letter clearly describing each of the following four items: - Your technical interests and skills - Why you are interested in this project - How this program addresses your educational and career goals, and what you expect to gain if selected - Information on how your personal background and life experience (including social, cultural, familial, economic, educational or other opportunities or challenges) may help you make unique contributions to the program. - CV or Resume - Copy of most recent university transcript (unofficial transcript). For the Online Application Process: - To begin the application process, at the bottom of this page click New Resume/CV. The next page presents options for you to submit your materials. Select Upload a resume/CV document then select Continue. - You will then be prompted to submit your rsum or CV. At this point, upload your complete application as one (1) PDF document. Click Choose File to find your file on your computer. Click on the document, select Open, and then select Continue. - Continue the application process as prompted. Step 4of the online application process will ask you if you want to upload additional documentation-ignore this step. Complete the rest of the online application information. References: In addition to the required application materials, you must submit two (2) references. Please visit **************************************************** to submit names and email addresses of two academic references. Questions: If you have questions or limitations to using the online application system, please contact Courtney Gibson at **************** or ************. If you have questions regarding submitting references or about the SIParCS program, please contact **************** or ************. More information on the SIParCS program may be found at ********************************* EEO/AAP Statement: The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer that strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. UCAR is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR). We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization. Job Location Boulder, Colorado, United States Position Type Intern Appointment Type Casual (C) (As-needed/no benefits) Return To Job Listings Copyright 2018 [COMPANY NAME] All rights reserved. [YOUR COMPANY INFORMATION HERE]
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