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#113028 Atmospheric Science and Applications Manager

Filing Deadline: Tue 11/30/2021

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Serves as the Atmospheric River (AR) Science Lead for the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E). Independently oversees all aspects of the AR project life cycle and contributes original ideas of major significance. Organizes, manages, coordinates and reports on research as well as coordinating internal collaborations, external partnerships, communications and outreach of the program. Ensures projects are completed on time, within budget, and delivered with high quality. Develops detailed tasks and procurement plans, oversee day-to-day activities of the team, and regularly interface and coordinate with multiple team members to track progress, schedules, budgets, and deliverables. Leads and authors scientific journal publications. Translates research findings into information that can be easily understood by both experts and non-experts and will be responsible for gathering all information for and writing comprehensive progress reports.


  • Academic background and experience in selected area of research. Extensive knowledge of atmospheric rivers and meteorology. Proven ability to forecast event. Extensive experience working with forecast data.

  • Advanced knowledge of administrative, budgetary, human resources and financial principles and practices. Broad-based knowledge and experience in managing program finance, budget-planning and review.

  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Experience writing technical and non-technical science reports and papers as the audience didcates. Similarly, expereince presenting to both techincal and non-techincal audiences.

  • Advanced ability to think creatively and independently on concepts requiring advanced analytical skills. Demonstrated ability to problem solve and identify gaps and provide solutions. Demonstrated leadership and ability in creative program development and strategic planning; project and proposal development.

  • Effective interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse groups to achieve results. Experience to establish and maintain effective working relationships. Proven experience to be an effective mentor.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external peers and managers. Ability to identify strength and weaknesses of the staff and researchers. Integrate researchers efforts to ensure collaboration and efficiencies in meeting project deliverables.

  • Highly skilled fundraising experience. Demonstrated experience in coordinating and writing proposals

  • Proven ability to publish scientific journal articles.

  • Proven ability to develop web-based interfaces and forecast products.


  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

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Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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