[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral position, all-sky satellite data assimilation at the Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Wed Dec 6 21:11:27 MST 2017

A new postdoctoral position on all-sky satellite data assimilation at the
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Utah


The successful candidate will join a well-established research team in
atmospheric modeling and data assimilation and work collaboratively with
scientists at the University of Utah, NASA, and NOAA.  The specific research
project involves assimilation of all-sky satellite radiances into the
numerical weather prediction models with the consideration of the
cloud-contamination and dust-induced effects.    


Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Atmospheric Sciences and
relevant fields, a strong background in one or more of the following fields:
satellite meteorology, radiative transfer, cloud microphysics, and data
assimilation, proficiency with high-resolution atmospheric models such as
WRF and HWRF, and strong programming abilities (familiarity with Linux,
FORTRAN, IDL or Matlab, and Python are desirable) and excellent writing


The position can be started as early as January 2018, though the starting
date is negotiable based on mutual interests. The initial appointment will
be one year, renewable for two or more years depending on the performance
and funding availability. Salary will be competitive based on experience and
qualification. The University of Utah offers competitive benefits. The
position is open now until filled and full consideration will be given to
applications received by December 22, 2017.


To apply for the position, please submit a complete CV, a letter expressing
research interests, and the names and contact information of 3 references to
Prof. Zhaoxia Pu (Zhaoxia.Pu at utah.edu <mailto:Zhaoxia.Pu at utah.edu> ).


This position will require the successful completion of a criminal
background check. The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer.



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