[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Researcher, Climate modeling, GFDL, Princeton, NJ
christin at ucar.edu
Tue Aug 19 08:37:46 MDT 2014
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*PLEASE NOTE*: This is a new, full-time, two year term position with
possibility of extension.*This position is located in Princeton, New
Jersey.*Initial consideration will be given to applications received
prior to 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on Friday, August 22, 2014. Thereafter,
applications will be reviewed on an as-needed basis.
UCAR Community Programs (UCP)
Visiting Scientist Programs (VSP)
Partial relocation costs paid per UCAR's relocation policy
If necessary, UCAR/NCAR will sponsor a work visa (e.g., H1B, etc.)
to fill this position.
*BASIC JOB FUNCTION*: Investigate aspects of the tropical Pacific
biases in newly developed GFDL climate models (AM4/CM4). The
position is located at the NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics
Laboratory (GFDL), Princeton, New Jersey.
Work with a team of GFDL scientists to investigate aspects of the
tropical Pacific biases in newly developed GFDL climate models
(AM4/CM4). The biases include the equatorial Pacific cold and dry
bias, the double ITCZ, the overly strong trades and excessive
tropical mean precipitation, and the bias related to model
simulations of Madden-Julian-Oscillation. The investigations will
focus on impacts of convection and cloud parameterization on the
bias development. The expectations are to conduct various
sensitivity experiments and budget/process analyses with a goal to
better understand the interactions among tropical convection,
clouds, and their interactions with radiation, large-scale
circulation, and energy fluxes at air sea surface in fully coupled
GCMs. Results of the experiments and analysis of the biases in the
models will be presented and reported to the project PI and through
publications and workshops.
Will report and publish the project scientific findings and attend
conferences, workshops, and working group meetings to present results.
Education and Experience:
* PhD in atmospheric or oceanic sciences, or a closely related field.
* Limited to candidates who have received their PhD's within the
past five years.
* Extensive experiences in numerical modeling and coupled GCM
process analyses are preferred.
* Candidates should be highly self-motivated, and have a strong
background in tropical meteorology, tropical convection, clouds
and air-sea interaction.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
* A thorough knowledge in tropical meteorology, tropical
convection, clouds, and their interactions with circulations and
boundary layer processes are required to perform the job.
* Good computer skills with experience in Fortran, Unix shell
scripting and analysis software tools such as Matlab, Grads, NCL.
* Ability to work independently in a scientific research environment.
* Good oral and written communication skills.
* Understanding of the methods and procedures for conducting
* Ability to travel as needed.
*To apply*please submit the following as attachments to the
1) Cover letter including a one-page statement of interest and
experience related to the position description and requirements.
2) Curriculum vitae
3) PhD abstract
4) Three names to contact as references (name, organization, email)
The University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) is
an*equal opportunity employer*
evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color,
religion, gender, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status,
sexual orientation, domestic partner status, disability, or veteran
Princeton, New Jersey, United States
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