Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for performing independent research to analyze and model the Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS) field campaign data.


Date posted

Feb. 20, 2023 2:15 pm

Application deadline

Mar. 20, 2023 5:00 pm


Texas A&M University


  • United States

Job description

Who We Are

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University, researches the physical processes that influence and determine our climate as well as providing insight into how and why the climate changes. This is an enormous topic and covers spatial scales from atmospheric chemistry, aerosol particles, air pollution, cloud particles, with radii of microns, to large-scale atmospheric waves, with length scales of thousands of kilometers. Topics studied in the department include the physics of convection, climate variability, feedback physics, climate sensitivity, climate extremes, and regional modeling.  Variability and predictability of climate on seasonal to millennial timescales, coupled ocean-atmosphere interaction, large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere and the oceans. 

What We Want

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will be responsible for performing independent research to analyze and model the Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS) field campaign data. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability as stated above. If the description sounds exciting to you, we invite you to apply to be considered for this opportunity. 

What you need to know

Salary: Salary will be commensurate based on the selected candidate's experience.

Resume/CV: A cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or you may attach the documents upon answering the questionnaire. 

Required Education and Experience:

  • Appropriate PhD 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop and contribute to the development of scientific software
  • Ability to develop shared datasets
  • Ability to interact with and assist other DCOTSS scientists
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Ability to analyze and/or model the DCOTSS data
  • Ability to help mentor graduate students
  • Ability to prepare results for presentations at academic conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to multi-task and work collaboratively with others
  • Ability to carry out independent research.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, or closely related field
  • Experience in the development of scientific software, creating shared datasets, interacting with and assisting other DCOTSS scientists, analyzing and modeling the DCOTSS data, and helping to mentor graduate students
  • Experience in observations or modeling of the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere
  • Research experience in upper troposphere/lower stratospheric dynamics, convective dynamics, satellite or radar remote sensing, or in situ atmospheric observations
  • Experience developing software in IDL, Matlab, or Python is needed 


  • Collaborative Research - As part of the DCOTSS team, help develop shared software, work collaboratively with and assist other DCOTSS scientists, help mentor DCOTSS graduate students, contribute to the DCOTSS team research objectives, and participate in science team meetings and academic conferences. 
  • Data Analysis - Perform independent research to analyze and/or model DCOTSS field campaign data, as well as other related historical datasets.
  • Data Management - Responsible for assisting with data management of the DCOTSS project.  The candidate will also develop shared datasets and support other data management related efforts in the research group, as well as performing other duties as assigned.


    Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.


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