|From||"Waliser, Duane E (8000)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Wed, 10 Jul 2013 13:27:26 +0000|
Postdoctoral Position at JPL/Caltech in Cloud-Radiation-Dynamicas Interactions
The California Institute of Technology (Caltech) Postdoctoral Scholars Program at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) invites applicants for a postdoctoral research positions in the study of cloud-radiation-dynamical interactions. A major emphasis of the research involves the application of satellite observations (e.g. CloudSat/Calipso, TRMM, AIRS) to better characterize and understand these interactions and improve their representation in global models. The latter includes the CMIP5 model archive and the multi-model physical processes experiment organized by the WGNE MJO Task Force and the GEWEX GASS activities (see yotc.ucar.edu). A specific focus will be on the representation, and systematic biases, of cloud and precipitation hydrometeors and their impacts on radiation, and in turn dynamics, in global models.
Applicants must have a recent Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a closely related field, must be familiar with atmospheric modeling and parameterization issues and must have a strong background in data analysis. Experience with one or more state-of-the-art global atmospheric/climate models, the framework for simulation and model intercomparison studies, and/or one or more of the above types of satellite data is desired.
Postdoctoral scholar positions are contingent upon evidence of completion of the Ph.D. The positions are awarded initially for a one-year period and may be renewed in one-year increments for a maximum of two additional years. The annual starting salary for a recent Ph.D. is approximately $52,000 and can vary somewhat according to the applicant’s qualifications.
To apply, please send a letter describing your research interests and enclose your CV and the names of three references, by mail to Duane Waliser, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MS 183-501, 4800 Oak Grove Drive, Pasadena, CA 91109-8099, or by email to email@example.com.
Caltech and JPL are equal opportunity/affirmative action employers. Women, minorities, veterans, and disabled persons are encouraged to apply. This position is open to US or foreign nationals.
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