[ES_JOBS_NET] Research Scientist in WRF soil moisture data assimilation (UAlbany, NY, USA)

Craig R. Ferguson crferguson at albany.edu
Wed Aug 17 13:21:49 MDT 2016

*Research Scientist in WRF soil moisture data assimilation*

The SUNY University at Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Center invites
applications for a research scientist position in Weather Research and
Forecasting (WRF) soil moisture data assimilation. The planned weather- and
climate-relevant research will involve extensive numerical weather forecast
model (WRF) evaluation and code modification to implement satellite data
assimilation of NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) soil moisture
retrievals. The successful candidate will: conduct WRFand NASA Land
Information System (LIS) simulations; carry out data analysis and
visualization using Python, NCL or similar scripting language; and design
and write creative and innovative peer-reviewed journal articles on soil
moisture data assimilation and WRF configuration sensitivity in the context
of short-term (9-30 h) weather (incl. wind) predictability over the U.S.

A starting date of January 31, 2017 or earlier is preferred. The initial
appointment is expected to be for one year and is renewable pending
performance and availability of funds. Salary is approximately $60,000 per
year. Limited funding will be made available for travel to conferences and
meetings. Applications must be submitted online and should include a
statement of research experience and interest, a current CV, and names and
contact information (address, email, and telephone) for three professional
references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received. For
priority consideration, applications should be submitted by *October 1,

For additional details and to apply please visit:

*Craig R. Ferguson, Ph.D.*
Research Associate
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center
SUNY-University at Albany, Albany, NY, USA
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