|From||"Kahn, Brian H (3243)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Fri, 11 May 2012 04:55:34 +0000|
The California Institute of Technology (CalTech) Postdoctoral Scholars Program
at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applicants for a postdoctoral research
position in the remote sensing of clouds and other climate observables using a multi-
instrument combination of NASA and NOAA satellite platforms. The successful
applicants will join an active research team at JPL/CalTech that focuses on the use of
satellite observations to quantify multi-decadal cloud trends using the High Resolution
Infrared Radiation Sounder (HIRS) and Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS)
instruments, and other NASA A-train and NOAA sensors. The NASA and NOAA
sounder and imager data are combined at the footprint/pixel scale to provide continuity
between A-train and earlier NOAA sensors. This new data set will then be used to
quantify multi-decadal changes in global cloud types and distributions, which will be
useful as an observational constraint for climate models used in the IPCC assessments.
Familiarity with satellite radiances and geophysical retrieval products, and a strong
background in data analysis is required, while familiarity with atmospheric modeling
and/or model evaluation is desirable. Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in the
atmospheric sciences or a closely related field. The appointments are contingent upon
completion of the Ph.D. The annual starting salary for a recent Ph.D. is approximately
$52,000 and can vary according to qualification. Postdoctoral scholars positions are
awarded initially for a one-year period. Appointments may be renewed in one-year
increments for a maximum of two additional years.
Applicants should submit (via e-mail) a curriculum vitae, a statement describing their
research experience and interests, and the names, addresses, and e-mail contacts of
three references to Brian Kahn (Brian.H.Kahn@jpl.nasa.gov and
The California Institute of Technology and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory are Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and
disabled persons are encouraged to apply.
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