[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow, Climate/Weather Forecasting, Colorado State University
christin at ucar.edu
Wed Jun 7 15:49:25 MDT 2017
Working Title Postdoctoral Fellow
Research Professional Position Yes
Posting Number 201700466AP
Position Type Admin Professional/ Research Professional
Work Hours/Week 40
Proposed Annual Salary Range 50,000
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Posting Date
Open Until Filled Yes
To ensure full consideration, applications must be received by 11:59pm
(MT) on 06/22/2017
Description of Work Unit
The research group is led by Prof. Eric Maloney, a Professor of
Atmospheric Science within the Department of Atmospheric Science, at
Colorado State University. The research group includes graduates
students, postdoctoral fellows, and research scientists largely involved
in studies of tropical meteorology and tropical-extratropical
interaction. All of the research being conducted by the Maloney research
team takes place at CSU’s Foothills campus in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Maloney research team has funding for a postdoctoral research
scientist (“postdoc”) to develop innovative process-oriented diagnostics
for climate and weather forecasting models with an emphasis on the
tropics. The position will involve:
• Using large-scale atmospheric analyses, satellite observations, and
in-situ observations to diagnose the dynamics of tropical intraseasonal
• Applying these diagnostics to state-of-the-art climate models
• Implementing these diagnostics in a generalized software framework
that allows broad dissemination of diagnostics across multiple modeling
centers, using the applied programming interface developed by
theNOAAMAPPModel Diagnostics Task Force.
• UsingNASAsurface wind speed observations from theCYGNSSsatellite
constellation to specifically develop process-oriented model diagnostics
related to tropical precipitation-wind speed coupling.
This position will report to Professor Eric Maloney.
Required Job Qualifications
• A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or closely related field.
• Experience with using gridded climate or weather forecasting model output.
• Experience working with atmospheric observational datasets.
Preferred Job Qualifications
• Experience in studying the meteorology and climate of the tropics.
• Experience in diagnosing weather and climate phenomena on a process level.
• Experience in assessing climate or weather forecasting model performance.
Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are
expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to
diversity and inclusion.
Job Duty Category Research
This project will entail diagnosing tropical dynamics using
observational datasets including analysis, satellite, and in-situ
observations. The researcher will also apply process-oriented
diagnostics to state-of-the-art climate models, including those
fromNCARandGFDL. This position will contribute to diagnostic development
as part of theNOAAMAPPModel Diagnostics Task Force. The project funding
this research mandates diagnostic development in collaboration with
theNOAAMAPPModel Diagnostics Task Force, and hence a postdoctoral
researcher is needed to implement this research.
Percentage Of Time 60
Job Duty Category Software Framework Development
The postdoctoral researcher will help translate the process-oriented
diagnostics that are developed into a generalized software framework
based onPYTHONand other open source programming languages that will
allow rapid dissemination of diagnostics across multiple modeling
centers. This work will be done in collaboration with theNOAAMAPPModel
Diagnostics Task Force.
Percentage Of Time 20
Job Duty Category Presentation of Research Results
The postdoctoral researcher will contribute toward development of papers
in Journal of Climate and the Bulletin of the American Meteorological
Society that describe the diagnostic development as well as
implementation in the generalized software framework. This position will
also present these results at scientific meetings including the American
Geophysical Union meeting and ad hoc meetings of theNOAAModel
Diagnostics Task Force.
Percentage Of Time 20
Special Instructions to Applicants
In your cover letter, please address the required and preferred
qualifications for this position.
References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Conditions of Employment Pre-employment Criminal Background Check
(required for new hires)
Search Contact Heather Packard
Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that
is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed,
color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability,
veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity
or expression, or pregnancy and will not discharge or in any other
manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have
inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of
another employee or applicant. Colorado State University is an equal
opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to
achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado
State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding
non-discrimination and affirmative action. TheOffice of Equal
Opportunity <http://oeo.colostate.edu/>is located in 101 Student Services.
The Title IX Coordinator is the Executive Director of the Office of
Support and Safety Assessment, 123 Student Services Building, Fort
Collins, CO 80523 -2026, (970) 491-7407.
The Section 504 andADACoordinator is the Executive Director of Human
Resources and Equal Opportunity, Office of Equal Opportunity, 101
Student Services Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523-0160, (970) 491-5836.
Background Check Policy Statement
Colorado State University (CSU) strives to provide a safe study, work,
and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students.
To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and
regulations,CSUconducts background checks. The type of background check
conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to,
criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor
vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification.
Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and
when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent
to do so.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
More information about the Es_jobs_net