[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc in Hurricane Prediction at University at Albany

Ryan Torn rtorn at albany.edu
Tue Sep 9 07:20:52 MDT 2014


Apologies for multiple postings across several email lists.

The University at Albany is seeking a post-doctoral research associated 
with research interests in hurricane forecasting and prediction.  The 
research supported by this award will be directed toward testing 
observing strategies using the operational Hurricane Weather Research 
and Forecasting (HWRF) model and developing algorithms for predicting 
the error in hurricane intensity forecasts.  This project is in support 
of the NOAA Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP).

* Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should hold a PhD in atmospheric science or related 
discipline, conferred within the last three years, from a college or 
university accredited by the U.S Dept. of Education or an 
internationally recognized accrediting organization, have experience 
using numerical weather prediction models, and have the ability to work 

* Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates would have some experience with the HWRF modeling 
system and/or the GSI system; however, these skills are not necessary.

Terms of appointment are for one (1) year, renewable for one additional 
year, subject to satisfactory performance.

All applicants must address in their applications their ability to work 
with a culturally diverse population.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically: (1) a curriculum vitae, 
(2) a publication list, and (3) the names of three individuals who can 
provide a letter of reference and (4) a statement of professional 
interests to Associate Professor Ryan Torn (rtorn at albany.edu).

Closing date for receipt of applications:  until position is filled.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees 
regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year 
period. Please refer to the following website for the complete Annual 
Security Report ("Clery Report"): http://police.albany.edu/asr.htm

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research 
Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an 
applicant's race, color, religion, sex, national origin and veteran or 
disability status.

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers 
exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, 
competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life 
insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany 
offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and 
competitive sporting events.*//*
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