[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Researcher in Remote Sensing of Precipitation, University of Arizona

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Mon Jul 16 13:51:59 MDT 2018


Postdoctoral Researcher in Remote Sensing of Precipitation

Postdoctoral Researcher in Remote Sensing of Precipitation


Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences (0469)


Main Campus

Position Summary

The Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona (UA) is seeking a motivated postdoctoral scholar in remote sensing of precipitation. The successful candidate will work with a team of investigators from the University of Arizona, NASA centers, and other universities to advance the global precipitation climatology project (GPCP), particularly in high latitudes and cold regions. GPCP is one of the few state-of-the-art "global" long-term precipitation products that is well maintained and widely used as an observational reference by international communities. The current GPCP products are computed through merging of various observational data sets in both space and time, with care taken to preserve Climate Data Record (CDR) characteristics. The general approach is to combine the precipitation information available from each of several sources (satellite and in situ) into a final merged product, taking advantage of the strengths of each data type.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocation services, please click here<http://www.whyua.arizona.edu/>.

Duties & Responsibilities

* Precipitation analysis, retrieval, and evaluation using various data sets.
* Report regularly to the project team.
* Develop efficient codes, produce operational products, and writing user instructions.
* Publish peer-reviewed journal articles and present the results in conferences.
* Interact with user community and refine the products.
* Work with the project team and graduate students in support of the project.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Minimum Qualifications

* PhD in hydrometeorology, hydrology, atmospheric science, civil engineering, or related fields.
* Ability to perform high quality work both individually and with the project team.

Preferred Qualifications

* Professional in computer programing (e.g., Matlab, Fortran, C, Python)
* Experienced in working in server and handling large data sets with high efficiency.
* Experienced in working with remote sensing, reanalysis, and/or model data.
* Demonstrated record of productivity in developing computer models or remote sensing products.
* Previous experience in working with data sets from the Global Precipitation Measurement mission (GPM), Gravity Recovery And Climate Experiment (GRACE), CloudSat, and snow products is highly desirable.



Full Time/Part Time

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week


Job Category

Postdoctoral Research

Benefits Eligible

Yes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay

Depending on Experience (DOE)

Type of criminal background check required:

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number


Number of Vacancies


Desired Start Date


Position End Date (if temporary)

Limited to Current UA Employees


Contact Information for Candidates

Ali Behrangi
behrangi at email.arizona.edu
(520) 626-6639

Open Date


Close Date

Open Until Filled


Review Begins On


Special Instructions to Applicant

Successful candidate will be expected to commence work in summer of 2018 or early fall. Applications should consist of (1) a full CV, (2) a 2-page letter describing your research interests and qualifications, describing how this project fits with your background, (3) copies of up to three representative publications, and (4) a list of contact information for no less than 3 referees. Applications should be e-mailed as a single PDF file to Professor Ali Behrangi (behrangi at email.arizona.edu) and should have a subject of "Postdoctoral Scholar at U of A in Remote Sensing of Precipitation".

Please note: You will be required to provide contact information for a minimum of three professional references within your application. Should you be selected as a finalist for this position, your references may receive an automatic email. This email will ask your references to complete a brief questionnaire in regard to your suitability for the position as well as request the attachment of a letter of recommendation.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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