Postdoctoral Position - Tropical Meteorology

The Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences at Florida Tech seeks a postdoc in Meteorology under the supervision of Dr. Pallav Ray to investigate the physical processes through which soil moisture, topography, and diurnal cycle of insolation influence the subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) predictability of precipitation in the Maritime Continent

 

Date posted

Aug. 1, 2022 1:30 pm

Application deadline

Sep. 1, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

Florida Institute of Technology - Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences

Location

  • United States

Job description

The Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences at Florida Tech seeks a postdoc in Meteorology under the supervision of Dr. Pallav Ray to investigate the physical processes through which soil moisture, topography, and diurnal cycle of insolation influence the subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) predictability of precipitation in the Maritime Continent. The work involves a combination of theory, observations, and high-resolution modeling. This NOAA- funded study is in collaboration with Drs. Efthymios Nikolopoulos (Rutgers) and Nathaniel Johnson (GFDL).The position will be located at Florida Tech, but there will be opportunities to visit GFDL and/or NCAR. The Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences (OEMS) has 26 faculty members. Undergraduate and graduate degree programs include atmospheric, ocean, and life sciences, as well as ocean engineering. OEMS has approximately 300 undergraduate students, and 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students. 

Qualification/Responsibilities for the Postdoc position:

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Physical Oceanography, or a related field with experience in tropical meteorology, high-performance computing, and analyzing large datasets. The primary qualifications include: (i) Ability to conduct and analyze high-resolution cloud-permitting simulations using the WRF/coupled WRF model. Therefore, experience with the WRF and/or coupled WRF will be preferred, though it is not required. (ii) Proficiency with one or more programming languages (e.g., Fortran, Matlab, Python, R, NCL, etc.). (iii) Ability to work independently and to collaborate with team members from diverse backgrounds. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The position is initially for one year with an extension of up to three years based on satisfactory performance. Please send your resume with your academic qualification/education, 1-page research statement, a list of publications (with a link to your google scholar), and the contact details of three references in a single pdf to pray@fit.edu.

Please have “NOAA Postdoc” in the subject of the email. Applications received before August 20 will receive full consideration, but will remain open until filled. The position is expected to start as soon as possible. 

If you have further questions regarding these positions, please email Dr. Pallav Ray (pray@fit.edu).

The candidates selected for these positions may be required to provide documentation of the highest degree completed. Florida Tech actively supports an educational environment that fosters diversity and inclusion for all and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.