[ES_JOBS_NET] PhD Student, School of Meteorology, University of Oklahoma: Precipitation Extremes

Martin, Elinor R. elinor.martin at ou.edu
Mon Nov 6 11:52:01 MST 2017

Position available in January 2018

Position Description: Our research group seeks a motivated PhD student, interested in a leadership role in determining the space and time variations of extreme precipitation events. The project aims to enhance fundamental understanding of the large-scale dynamics and forcing of sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S; 14 days to 3 months) extreme precipitation events in the U.S. and improve our capability to model and predict such events (i.e., precipitation that far exceeds climate norms for a given period). The student will work with observational and modeling subgroups in our team to identify extreme events in nonstationary precipitation time series and gain an understanding of novel machine-learning techniques in this endeavor using data from high-resolution radar composites, and dynamical coupled climate models. The ultimate deliverable from this project for the Ph.D. student will be a flexible statistical framework with which to work with S2S extreme precipitation events databases. In addition to the statistical and meteorological elements of the work, the student will interdisciplinary experience by engaging with interested stakeholders and applying the results of this project to their specific needs in co- production of knowledge. The skills gained will be highly marketable for both academic and private-industry markets.

The ideal candidate will have: (1) strong computer programming skills in an Unix environment (specific language flexible); (2) an understanding of statistics, large-scale atmospheric and/or climate dynamics, and synoptic-scale meteorology; (3) an intellectual curiosity to learn and innovate in machine learning and statistical techniques related to S2S prediction problems; and (4) strong scientific oral and writing skills.

Start Date: January 2018. Anticipated funds sufficient for 5 years of continuous funding.

Apologies for cross-posting.

Dr. Elinor Martin
Assistant Professor
School of Meteorology
University of Oklahoma
120 David L. Boren Blvd. Suite 5900
Norman, OK 73072-7307

Office: NWC 5642
Email: elinor.martin at ou.edu<mailto:elinor.martin at ou.edu>
Phone: 405 325 7392
Web: http://weather.ou.edu/~ermartin

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