Jobs at Manila Observatory: hydro climate modeler, regional climate modeler, and project assistant

The MANILA OBSERVATORY, a Jesuit institution engaged in scientific research invites applicants for the following positions:

HYDRO CLIMATE MODELER (1)

Job Description:

  • Set up, execute, and debug hydrological models, including CHYM and THMB
  • Investigate the potential effects of climate and land use change on the water cycle and its implications on water availability
  • Investigate the effects of land use change, especially deforestation and urbanization on the partitioning of water balance and the potential effects on rural and urban flooding
  • Study the applicability of an early warning flood forecasting system using a hydrological model
  • Participate in activities in the Observatory including MO seminars, exhibits, and others
  • Participate in scientific conferences and generate technical and scientific reports

Qualifications:

  • College graduate in the fields of natural science, computer science or engineering, with physics and math background
  • Experience in computer programming (e.g. BASIC, FORTRAN OR C) and code development and modification
  • Preferably familiar with Linux/Unix operating system
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Keen interest in environment, weather and climate

REGIONAL CLIMATE MODELER (1)

Job Description:

  • Set up, execute, and debug regional climate models
  • Downscale results from global climate models into higher resolutions using regional climate models, including RegCM4 and validate results of with observation data
  • Perform regional climate modeling experiments using RegCM4 and WRF to investigate potential changes in climate and weather extremes due to man-made and natural causes
  • Process and analyze regional climate modeling results, and climate and weather data for climate variability and change risk assessment analysis
  • Participate in activities in the Observatory including MO seminars, exhibits, and others
  • Participate in scientific conferences and generate technical and scientific reports

Qualifications:

  • College graduate in the fields of natural science or engineering, with physics and math background
  • Experience in computer programming (e.g. BASIC, FORTRAN OR C) and code development and modification
  • Preferably familiar with Linux/Unix operating system
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills and a team worker
  • Keen interest in environment, weather, and climate

PROJECT ASSISTANT (1)

Job Description:

  • Assist the project team leader and the team in:
  • Overall project implementation, including project relevant logistic arrangement, secretarial support during meetings, workshops, etc.
  • Preparation of project related technical reports
  • Compiling, analyzing, and integrating data and information, including maps and existing literature and local information (e.g. CLUP, CBMS etc), relevant to the project. This includes maintaining all files, both hard and soft copies in an organized project directory
  • Design, logistic preparation, implementation and post processing of project related trainings and workshops
  • Linking and corresponding with donors, stakeholders, agencies, and partners related to the project
  • Preparation of progress reports (quarterly and annual) and in the implementation of the monitoring and evaluation plan of the project
  • Providing general financial and office support to the project, including monitoring of general project related expenses, and daily operation activities of the project

Qualifications:

  • College degree
  • Good communication and technical writing skills
  • Works well and collaboratively with and within a team
  • Ability to work with different partners in academe, government, private partners

Interested candidates are invited to personally submit a letter of application with resume, transcript of records and recent passport size photograph on or before 15 April 2011 at the Human Resource Office, Manila Observatory, Ateneo de Manila Campus, Loyola Heights, Quezon City. Or you may also get in touch with us through e-mail address: hr@observatory.ph and at telephone nos.426-5921 to 23.

For more information about the company, you can visit our website: http://www.observatory.ph

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