|From||Indrani Pal <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date||Fri, 7 Jul 2017 11:38:24 -0400|
PhD/MS research opportunity in Urban Hydro-climate for Society
Application deadline: 31 August 2017
NOAA-CREST at City College of New York seeks a research assistant in urban hydro-climate research. The focus will be on developing prediction models on statistical platform for singular and concurrent extreme events those impact society and the urban well being.
The objective of this project is to quantify the connections between climate and urban extreme events. A particular focus will be on the onset, magnitude and duration of high-impact singular as well as concurrent events which impact society. The dependence of concurrent events on characteristics of regional and large-scale atmospheric circulation phenomena will be determined in order to assess predictability and changes. The current capacity will lead to significantly advance our understanding of the impact of regional and large-scale climate on the statistics of urban hydro-climatic extreme indicators. The project will be based on statistical analysis and diagnostic assessment performed on the platform of R, MATLAB and GIS with extensive analysis of the data from radar, NOAA and NASA satellites. One emphasis of this work will be the development of usable prediction models for urban hydro-climatic extremes and their sensitivity to resolution.
This work is funded by NOAA-CREST, a center aiming to produce more reliable prediction models of extreme events at different temporal and spatial scales by improving the understanding of key atmospheric processes. This project creates opportunities to experience collaborative research in a consortium of multiple leading partners within the U.S.
The successful candidate will have an undergraduate degree in engineering with environmental background, or environmental/atmospheric sciences. Experience in statistical analysis and the use of R/MATLAB/GIS will be beneficial. Research experience in using satellite data in combination with statistical analysis will be a distinct advantage. You must have strong skills in speaking and writing English.
The position is available from the fall’2017 and has funding for 24 months. Qualified applicants will receive Federal fellowship of $50K for the period. US Citizen and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should submit a brief statement of research interests and goals, a complete curriculum vitae including contact information for two references to Dr. Indrani Pal, email@example.com and fill in an online application (http://noaacrest.org/apply/noaa-crest-application). Consideration of applications will begin in July 2017, and will continue until the position is filled.
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