|From||Gerrit Hoogenboom <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Mon, 13 Jun 2011 11:03:59 -0700|
Post-Doctoral or Research Associate in MESOSCALE METEOROLOGICAL MODELING Background Washington State University has an extensive research and extension program in agrometeorology that involves an interdisciplinary team of scientists. Routine surface and soil observations are collected across many locations in Washington as part of the AgWeatherNet Program (www.weather.wsu.edu). These observations are used for agricultural and environmental applications. Efforts are also underway to incorporate a weather prediction component based on the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model for agricultural and environmental decision making such as freeze prediction and pest population/disease prediction, irrigation scheduling, etc. A research associate is needed to conduct model predictions and perform evaluation of the WRF model with mesonet data for integration into a web-based decision support system. Requirements A Ph.D. in Meteorology, Atmospheric Sciences, Agricultural Engineering, Environmental Engineering or equivalent is required. Advanced knowledge of numerical modeling and numerical weather prediction and experience using mesoscale models such as WRF is essential for this position. Demonstrated skills in analyzing large datasets from model outputs, generating verification statistics, application of statistics in model evaluation and a good understanding of the atmospheric processes in the models are necessary. The incumbent will be responsible to process and interpret meteorological data for use in the WRF Model for regional down scaling, conduct model simulations using the WRF modeling system for case studies, and evaluate model output for a variety of environmental and agricultural applications. Excellent computer and programming skills with personal computers and workstations are expected. Advanced knowledge of Unix/Linux computing environments, skill in programming (Fortran and/or C) and scripting languages (Python and/or Perl), and graphical display programs and WRF visualization tools is necessary. Good oral and written presentation skills of technical and scientific material are essential. The candidate must also be willing to work effectively with a team of scientists to complete interdisciplinary projects, formulate proposals and participate in local and national science meetings/conferences. Availability This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Washing State University provides excellent benefits for post-doctoral and research associates. Location The position will be housed in the AgWeatherNet Program that is based at the Irrigated Agriculture Research and Extension Center (IAREC) of Washington State University in Prosser, Washington. Prosser is conveniently located approximately 35 miles west of the Tri-City area. Application If you are interested in this position, please e-mail your resume, a copy of your transcripts and names and contact information of at least three references to Gerrit Hoogenboom. Please also include a cover letter that states how your experience and background meet the requirements of this position. Contacts For further information, please contact Gerrit Hoogenboom, AgWeatherNet, Washington State University, Prosser, Washington 99350; email@example.com. -- Gerrit Hoogenboom Director, AgWeatherNet, and Professor of Agrometeorology Washington State University 24106 North Bunn Road Prosser, Washington 99350-8694, USA 1-509-786-9371; Fax: 1-509-786-9370 firstname.lastname@example.org www.weather.wsu.edu
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