January 2018
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[Met-jobs] Visiting Assistant Research Scientist at the Illinois State water Survey, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (USA)

From Roger Brugge <>
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Date Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:17:35 +0000

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Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Mesoscale Climatologist Illinois
State Water Survey

Prairie Research Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Water Survey of the Prairie Research Institute at the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been a leader in the
study of water resources for more than a century. Our research and
service programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies
at all levels with timely, science-based information and analyses
necessary to manage our water resources wisely for economic development
and a sustainable environment.

The Illinois State Water Survey is seeking a Visiting Assistant Research
Scientist to develop and enhance the understanding of a
multi-disciplinary mesoscale climatological research program to extend
the understanding of climate influences on mesoscale phenomena and
contribute to a program using climate information to improve solar
energy performance.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Identify relevant research needs and project opportunities in
mesoscale meteorology and climate science.
• Contribute to research using climate information to improve solar
energy performance
• With guidance from experienced staff develop proposals for external
funding to secure funding to support independent research focusing on
advancing the understanding of past and future climate and impactful
mesoscale weather events.
• Publish the results of original research in high-quality,
peer-reviewed scientific journals and other outlets with rigorous review
• Provide authoritative information on results of research projects for
the public, other scientists, industry, and governmental agencies, and
communicate research results through writing and public speaking.
• Develop collaborations within ISWS, PRI, and the University of Illinois.
• Ensure the safety of staff and equipment.
• Contribute in the areas of education, outreach, and other service to
ISWS, PRI, the University of Illinois, and the state of Illinois.
• Actively participate in professional societies and associations

Position Requirements and Qualifications:
Education Required: Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences with an emphasis on
research in climate sciences and/or mesoscale meteorological phenomena.
Experience Required: Course work and/or experience in conducting
research in atmospheric and climate sciences. At least 1-3 years of work
experience in atmospheric sciences; MS and

Ph.D. graduate work is acceptable experience; including thesis and
dissertation. Early career track record for publishing high quality,
peer-reviewed scientific journals. Supervisory and/or team leadership

Preferred: Lead/co-author on multiple publications in high-level
scientific journals and/or experience as PI or co-PI on a grant in
climate sciences and/or mesoscale meteorology. Experience in research
relating the occurrence and intensity of high-impact mesoscale
meteorological phenomena and their relationship with past and future
climatic conditions.

Training Required: Driver’s license

Knowledge Required:
Ability to effectively acquire and manage project funds and resources.
Effective communication, collaboration, personal relations, and team
work skills. Demonstrated ability to perform efficiently with a
professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment
consisting of multiple and changing priorities, under minimal
supervision. Attention to detail. Sound judgment. Proficiency in
software and databases commonly-employed in the atmospheric sciences

Preferred: Understanding of large-scale climate/local weather relationships

This is a visiting full-time position paid on a 12-month basis. Position
may become a regular position
at a later date depending on funding and programmatic need.
Proposed start date: as soon as possible after the closing date, or
until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary: is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. Appointment status: full-time, visiting
academic professional position Application procedures: Please complete
your candidate profile at and upload a cover
letter, CV/resume, and the contact information for three professional
references by January 30, 2018. Interviews may be conducted before the
closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that
date. All requested information must be submitted for your application
to be considered.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all
job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
For further information regarding application procedures, you may
contact Hannah Dorsey at (217) 333-4978 or
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action
employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities
are encouraged to apply. For more information, visit
<>. To learn more about the University’s
commitment to diversity, please visit

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