[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Fellow, Climate/Weather Forecasting, Colorado State University

Christine Wiedinmyer 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.

Position Summary 	

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 
developed byNCARandGFDL.
• 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.

Diversity Statement 	

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are 
expected to have the ability to advance the Department’s commitment to 
diversity and inclusion.

      Essential Duties

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

      Application Details

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
EEO Statement 	

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.

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