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[Met-jobs] Postdoc at GFDL in high-resolution modeling

From "Roger Brugge" <>
To "" <>
Date Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:08:47 +0000

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in 
association with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks 
two postdoctoral or more senior scientists in the following two closely related 

 a)        Modeling of Clouds, Convection, and Atmospheric Boundary Layer

The World Climate Research Program (WCRP) has identified clouds, circulation 
and climate sensitivity as one of its Grand Science Challenges for the climate 
community. To meet this challenge, we seek to continuously improve the 
representation of all aspects related to clouds in its state-of-the-art climate 
models. The successful candidate will join a team of modelers and participate 
in the development of improved parameterizations of clouds, cloud microphysics, 
convection and atmospheric boundary layer in current and future generations of 
climate models. The candidate will also carry out simulations and analyses in 
support of that effort.

b)    Experimental Predictions of High Impact Weather Events using a global 
cloud-permitting model

The successful candidate will participate in the development of a global 
non-hydrostatic cloud-permitting model suitable for both weather and climate 
applications, and carry out experimental predictions of high impact weather 
events such as landfall hurricanes and tornado-producing thunderstorms. The 
temporal scale of the predictions ranges from hours to seasonal. In addition, 
the person will participate in the frontier research of intra-seasonal 
tornado-outbreak predictions using GFDL’s state-of-the-art global 
thunderstorm-resolving weather-climate model.

The selected candidates will have a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences (or a closely 
related field) and one or more of the following attributes: (a) in-depth 
understanding of weather and climate model components (e.g., dynamics; cloud, 
convection, and ABL parameterizations), (b) experiences using and analyzing 
advanced weather and/or climate models, and (c) strong background in the 
theoretical aspects or modeling of severe weather events (hurricanes and 
super-cell storms in particular). The positions are for one year renewable for 
up to three years pending satisfactory progress. Complete applications, 
including a CV, publication list, contact information for at least 3 
references, and a one-to-two page statement of research interests should be 
submitted by July 31, 2014 for full consideration. Applicants should apply 
online to<>, Requisition 
1400377.   For additional information contact Yi Ming 
(<>, for track a) and Shian-Jiann Lin 
(<>, for track b). 
Position(s) is/are subject to the University’s background check policy. 
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer.    All qualified 
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, 
color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran 
status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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