Postdoctoral Research Associate - Land Atmosphere Interactions

The Cooperative Institute for Severe and High Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) at the University of Oklahoma, in collaboration with NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory (ARL), seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in a new project aimed at using experimental field data to improve the prediction and related responses of land surface and boundary layer parameter changes on both a seasonal as well as annual time scales.

 

Date posted

Oct. 31, 2022 1:15 pm

Application deadline

Nov. 30, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

CIWRO at the University of Oklahoma

Location

  • United States

Job description

The Cooperative Institute for Severe and High Impact Weather Research and Operations (CIWRO) at the University of Oklahoma, in collaboration with NOAA’s Air Resources Laboratory (ARL), seeks a Postdoctoral Research Associate to participate in a new project aimed at using experimental field data to improve the prediction and related responses of land surface and boundary layer parameter changes on both a seasonal as well as annual time scales. Analyses will include utilizing data not only from heterogeneous landscapes but also from observations acquired from complex terrain environments. The position will be physically located at the NOAA David Skaggs Research Center in Boulder, Colorado. 

Overview

ARL’s effort in this research endeavor is part of a greater NOAA/Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR) research and development project intended to improve weather and climate forecasts in support of fire weather and associated hydrometeorological processes. This project has a primary experimental component, as well as a secondary modeling component. The position will play a key role in both areas with a heavy emphasis on data analysis. Four boundary layer supersites are planned to be fielded in the western U.S. in support of these efforts. Each site will include the deployment of atmospheric profilers, eddy covariance systems, upper air systems, meteorological equipment, and uncrewed aircraft systems. 

Responsibilities

The candidate will have an opportunity to analyze some of the initial data from these sites with a focus on better understanding the interactions between the surface and boundary layer processes. This work will provide opportunities for the associate to author research papers, both as a primary and secondary author, and give professional presentations at relevant conferences and meetings. The applicant will have opportunities to work in outdoor field settings in rural or remote locations.

Required Qualifications and Skills

  • Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, or a closely related field
  • Experience with micrometeorological instrumentation, data loggers, and associated tools
  • Experience with analysis of boundary layer and related surface data 

     

Desirable Qualifications and Skills

  • Familiarity with Python (preferably) or other programming languages such as Matlab, IDL, or GrADS
  • Familiarity with computer modeling of atmospheric processes
  • Ability to work independently
  • Good communication skills, both orally and in writing

Salary/Benefits

The beginning salary will be competitive for this position and will be dependent on experience. The University of Oklahoma provides a generous benefits package. Information on benefits may be found at https://hr.ou.edu/Employees. The position will remain open until a suitable candidate is identified.

How to Apply

To apply for the position, please forward your curriculum vitae, cover letter, and list of three references to: 

CIWRO Careers University of Oklahoma CIWRO
120 David L. Boren Blvd., Suite 2100 Norman, OK 73072-7304
Job Requisition – Land Atmosphere Interactions Post Doc
 

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.