The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington is seeking a full-time postdoctoral researcher (Research Associate 0148) with research interests in mid-latitude winter cyclones, mesoscale meteorology , cloud physics and remote sensing. The position is associated with a newly selected NASA Earth science campaign as part of the Earth Venture Suborbital (EVS-3) program called Investigation of Microphysics and Precipitation for Atlantic Coast-Threatening Snowstorms (IMPACTS) (https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/new-airborne-campaigns-to-explore-snowstorms-river-deltas-climate). This is a 12-month term position, renewable for second year depending on funding and performance. The work will be funded by NASA and supervised by Prof. Lynn McMurdie.
The successful candidate will assist in the planning of IMPACTS, participate in field deployments, and contribute to the analysis of data collected during the campaign. In addition, the successful candidate will conduct original research, write manuscripts for publication, participate in professional meetings, and collaborate with faculty and graduate students at the University of Washington and other institutions who are participating in IMPACTS.
The successful candidate must possess a strong mathematics and physics background, excellent writing and speaking skills, and strong programming abilities (familiarity with Linux, Matlab and/or Python is desirable). Experience running and analyzing output from atmospheric models such as the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model is also beneficial.
The University of Washington (UW) is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant student and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women in science, engineering, and math (see https://advance.washington.edu/).
The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. or foreign equivalent in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field in order to assume a postdoctoral position. To hold a position of research associate at the University of Washington, an employee must be within 6 years of receiving their terminal degree, unless an exception is approved by academic human resources.
Applicants must submit electronically in one file: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) the contact information for three individuals who can provide a letter of reference, and (4) a statement of professional interests. Applications should be submitted via Interfolio, and inquiries should be emailed to Prof. Lynn McMurdie (email@example.com). The position is open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by 15 April, 2019.
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