Post-Doctoral Associate

Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Number: 120986
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 1.00
Unit: CMNS-Atmospheric & Oceanic Science
Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science at the University of Maryland, College Park seeks to fill one Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue work on advancing a hybrid variational-ensemble data assimilation within the framework of the NOAA Next Generation Global Prediction System (NGGPS) for satellite data assimilation. In particular, we are interested in improving all-sky radiance assimilation through i) exploring new options for stochastic physics and evaluating their impact on the ensemble spread of the cloud variables and ii) incorporating non-Gaussian distribution in the assimilation process. The project will be carried out in a close collaboration with the scientists at NOAA as well as the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Colorado State University. The position is for 12 months with possibility of extension.

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. degree in Meteorology, Computer Science, or closely related discipline.

Preferences:

Expertise in numerical weather prediction, cloud microphysics, precipitation science, satellite observations, and data assimilation; Knowledge of advanced variational-ensemble data assimilation and stochastic physics; Experience with the NOAA GSI data assimilation system and parallel (MPI) programming.

Additional Certifications:
Additional Information:

In order to ensure full consideration, cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of professional goals, and the names of two references by December 1, 2017

Posting Date: 10/16/2017
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 12/01/2017
Physical Demands
Diversity Statement:

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References (no emails sent from system)
Optional Documents

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