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[Met-jobs] Post Doctoral Research Scientist Positions; Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University

From Mathew R P Sapiano <>
Date Mon, 10 Oct 2011 14:52:54 -0600

Post Doctoral Research Scientist Positions
Colorado State University
Atmospheric Science

The Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University
invites applications for postdoctoral research or early career
scientist or for up to three separate positions in the areas of remote
sensing of precipitation, analysis of precipitation climate data
records and merged precipitation product development.

Remote Sensing of Precipitation:  In preparation for the Global
Precipitation Mission, we seek a post-doctoral scientist to work on
the development of precipitation retrieval algorithms for use with
microwave sounding instruments that form part of the GPM
constellation. A strong background in remote sensing theory is
required.  Additional familiarity with microwave sounding radiometers,
and work with clouds and/or precipitation is highly desired.

Precipitation Climate Data records:  The group at CSU has recently
developed long time series of SSMI, TMI and AMSR-E precipitation
products over the ocean.  We are seeking a motivated post doctoral
scientist to examine the time series in terms of physical consistency
with other products in order to better understand the underlying
uncertainties in these products. These results will subsequently be
used to identify and investigate genuine regional and time-dependent
changes in precipitation characteristics.  A background in climate
data analysis is required for this position. Familiarity with
satellite data and retrievals algorithms is also desired.

Data Fusion:  We are seeking a post-doctoral research scientist to
work on merging data from rain gauges, radar, satellite and models
into a coherent framework for local to regional applications to
problems related to the water budget and water availability.  The
position requires expertise in mathematical frameworks for merging
data from distinct sources and error characteristics.  Previous
experience with precipitation products, the merger of precipitation
products, and error characterization of precipitation products from
distinct data sources is highly desired.

A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related field in the physical
sciences as well as strong programming and communication skills are
required for all of the positions listed above. Each of these
positions will be fully funded for the first two years, with a
subsequent year possible at the 50% level.  The Post-doctoral research
scientist, with mentorship from a senior scientist, is expected to
participate in securing external funds to cover the remainder of their

Applications and nominations will be considered until the positions
are filled; however, applications should be received by October 15,
2011 to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit curriculum
vitae, descriptions of research interests, indicating which position
they are applying to (up to four pages combined), and the names and
contact information of three references to:

Professor Christian Kummerow
Department of Atmospheric Science
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1371

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and
productive learning and living community.  To achieve that goal, we
conduct background investigations for all final candidates being
considered for employment.  Background checks may include, but are not
limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor
vehicle history.

Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race,
age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender,
disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation,
or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an
equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully
committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all
Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders
regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of
Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

Mathew R P Sapiano, PhD
Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science
1371 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1371
Phone: (970)491-8204             Fax: (970)491-8449

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