Post-Doctoral Researcher, Atmospheric Sciences, # 00024861

Grand Forks, North Dakota
TBD with Experience
Mar 07, 2018

UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA, Postdoctoral Research Associate, Atmospheric Sciences, Position # 00024861

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher for a full time, 12-month position, with a possibility of extension, pending annual review. The preferred start date for this position is June 1, 2018. The successful applicant will be working with the research group led by Dr. Gretchen Mullendore to quantify vertical mass transport in deep convection. 

The mission of the Department of Atmospheric Sciences is to serve provide quality education, serve the community, and conduct significant research in the atmospheric sciences.  Historically, this mission has been carried out in the context of an active program in experimental meteorology and "hands-on" study of the atmosphere continues to be the primary focus of the department. Current research is being conducted into a number of areas, including clouds and climate change, mesoscale modeling and forecasting, satellite remote sensing of the atmosphere, data assimilation, radar meteorology and aviation safety.

Responsibilities & Duties:

The successful candidate will have access to existing high performance computing platforms within Dr. Mullendore’s group, and at UND, as well as access to national high performance computing platforms provided through existing grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The successful candidates duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Analysis of level of maximum detrainment from both ground-based and satellite-based radar retrievals over different regions and environmental conditions.
  • Comparison of observational results to simulations with parameterized convection.
  • Mentorship of graduate students.
  • Preparing proposals and reports.
  • Dissemination of research findings via peer-reviewed publications, educational materials, and presentations at professional meetings.

Minimum Requirements/Qualifications: 

  • Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field
  • Experience programming/scripting for data analysis and visualization
  • Experience disseminating research via publications and/or conference presentations

Preferred Skills/Desirable Qualifications:

  • Prior research experience related to convective dynamics, the NASA Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) satellite, and/or convective parameterizations

To Apply:  Candidate should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for a minimum of three (3) references.  Review of applications begins by April 16, 2018. Position will remain open until filled.

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In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.  This position does not support visa sponsorship for continued employment.

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