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The Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E) is leading the development and implementation of new research and applications capabilities focused on extreme weather and climate events in the Western US. CW3E is developing and implementing weather and climate observations, numerical models, and decision support tools focused on atmospheric and land-surface conditions related to extreme events and their impacts. CW3E is an interface between UCSD departments, other universities around the country and local, state, and federal agencies, in the operation, utilization, and expansion of a new state-of-the-art weather observing network recently deployed in California.
Efforts to be undertaken by the CW3E Center include scientific research, technology development, numerical model development and testing, and development/deployment of smart tools that aid decision makers affected by extreme weather, water, and climate events. A key activity of the CW3E Center is the development of methods and systems to aid future reservoir operations for flood control, water supply and ecosystems. CW3E is a focus of international research on atmospheric rivers.
The Economist Research Analyst 3 position will require a comprehensive understanding of regional weather, regional climate variability, climate change phenomena and how that impacts developed and natural systems. Additionally, this position requires familiarity with a variety of weather, climate and economic datasets and acumen in conducting economic analyses. The research will focus on the economic impacts of extreme weather events, climate variability and climate change. The position will also require strong communication skills including writing for scientific publications, writing for reports to sponsors and presentations to experts, and the general public.
Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or an equivalent combination of experience and/or training. Master degree or PhD in economics is preferred.
Thorough knowledge of research function and familiarity with Western weather and climate research topics. Expertise in economic analysis associated with extreme weather events, climate variability and change in the Western US. Knowledgeable of economic data sets. Proven ability to work with large data sets and apply appropriate methodologies.
Thorough skills associated with statistical analysis and systems programming. Expertise in programming and data visualization and knowledge of relevant climate, weather, resource and health data sets.
Demonstrated knowledge of operational models and products. Knowledge of observational and reanalysis data sets as applied to US West coast hydrometeorology.
Thorough skills in analysis and consultation. Demonstrated knowledge on methods to analyze economic data sets in relation to clime and weather events.
Research skills at a level to evaluate alternate solutions and develop recommendations. This includes proposing new analyses, new conceptual ideas, or new workflow recommendations.
Proven skills in project management. Strong time management and task prioritization skills with the proven ability to meet deadlines.
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 verbal presentations).
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with the ability to work independently or within a team framework in conjunction with the UC San Diego Principles of Community w
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