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[Met-jobs] Ph.D. Opportunity at Mississippi State University (USA)

From "Roger Brugge" <r.brugge@reading.ac.uk>
To "met-jobs@lists.rdg.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 25 Oct 2011 08:09:23 +0000

Forwarded from CLIMLIST...

Ph.D. Opportunity, Atmospheric Science, Mississippi State University

The Department of Geosciences at Mississippi State University is
seeking applicants for a 3-year NSF-funded assistantship, beginning on
August 15, 2012, focusing on “quantification and visualization of
uncertainty in numerical weather model ensembles”.  Ensembles are
commonly used to define areas of uncertainty within an atmospheric
simulation, and as such are critical in research associated with
downscaling of climate data for regional assessment, including
sensitivity analysis of parameter schemes and input data and
process-oriented diagnostics of atmospheric variables.  The position
will work closely with Dr. Jamie Dyer and Dr. Andrew Mercer in the
Department of Geosciences and Dr. Song Zhang in the Department of
Computer Science and Engineering to formulate numerical weather
prediction ensembles, and will assist in the uncertainty quantification
tasks of the project.  Tasks will be completed on the state-of-the-art
supercomputing systems available at the High Performance Computing
Collaboratory at Mississippi State University.

Applicants should have a Master of Science (or equivalent) university
degree in meteorology, geophysics, physics or mathematics. Experience in
numerical weather prediction, particularly with the Weather and Research
Forecasting Model, data assimilation, and uncertainty statistics is
highly desirable. In addition, programming experience in Fortran90, C
and/or the R Statistical Software and familiarity with a cluster
supercomputing environment is highly desirable.

Interested candidates should send a complete application package (CV;
cover letter describing background, training and research interests;
certificates; contact information of two references) as a single PDF to
Andrew Mercer (<aem35@msstate.edu>) and Jamie Dyer (<jd381@msstate.edu>) by
February 1, 2012.  The position will be funded as a research
assistantship for 3 years with a possibility for 2 more years of
departmental funding as needed.



Jamie Dyer, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Geosciences
Mississippi State University
(662) 268-1032 ext. 220



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