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[Met-jobs] Post-doctoral scholar position at University of Notre Dame/NCAR

From Josh Hacker <>
Date Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:11:13 -0700

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at the University of Notre Dame has an open one-year position for a post-doctoral scholar, with possible extension to two years. General responsibilities are independent and collaborative, directed, research related to one or more of the following: mesoscale modeling, processes, data assimilation, and predictability in and around complex terrain. The appointee will conduct research, present results at PI meetings and academic conferences, and prepare results for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Qualifications include:

1.     Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field.

2.     Familiarity and understanding of the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model, including experience setting up experiments, executing them on massively parallel computers, and analyzing the output.

3.     An understanding of basic predictability concepts, and knowledge of how to assess predictive skill.

4.     Strong oral and written communication skills.

Additional experience, not necessary but desirable, may include:

1.     Mesoscale data assimilation, especially ensemble data assimilation.

2.     Modeling in complex terrain.

3.     Observation processing and quality control.

4.     Analysis of boundary-layer processes, and Earth-atmosphere interactions.

The appointment provides a salary, subject to U.S. income tax, of $60,000.00 and benefits as described at the following link:


The appointee will reside as a visitor at NCAR in the Research Applications Laboratory, and work closely with scientists there.


Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and a curriculum vitae to: Josh Hacker ( and Joe Fernando (

Joshua Hacker
Research Applications Laboratory
National Center for Atmospheric Research
P.O. Box 3000
Boulder, CO 80307

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