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[Met-jobs] Postdoc in Atmospheric Convection

From "Daniel Kirshbaum, Prof." <daniel.kirshbaum@mcgill.ca>
To "met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk" <met-jobs@lists.reading.ac.uk>
Date Tue, 6 Aug 2019 17:12:09 +0000

Dear colleagues,

The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University invites 
applications for a postdoctoral position in atmospheric convection. The 
successful candidate will conduct observational and numerical research on 
turbulent processes within cumulus clouds and their impacts on macroscopic 
cloud development. The observational component will involve remote cloud 
observations and retrievals at Department of Energy Atmospheric Radiation 
Measurement (DoE/ARM) sites, and the numerical component will involve 
large-eddy simulations based on observed shallow and deep convection events. 
The ultimate goals of this research are to advance the physical understanding 
of cloud turbulence processes and apply this understanding toward improvements 
in cumulus parameterizations within global climate models.

The initial appointment is for one year but is renewable for up to two 
additional years, subject to available funding and satisfactory progress. The 
preferred starting date is approximately 1 October, 2019, but can be adjusted 
based on candidate availability. Candidates with a Ph.D. in atmospheric science 
or a closely-related field, preferably with strong background in some 
combination of cloud physics and/or dynamics, high-resolution atmospheric 
modelling (including large-eddy simulation), and development of cumulus or 
atmospheric-turbulence parameterizations, are encouraged to apply. Experience 
in a Unix/Linux environment with programming (e.g., Fortran) and scripting 
(e.g., Python or MATLAB) languages is also highly desired.

Please send curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, and names of 
three references to daniel.kirshbaum@mcgill.ca by 15 September 2019.

For further information, please contact: 

Prof. Daniel Kirshbaum
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, McGill University, 
805 Sherbrooke Street West, Room 945, 
Montreal, QC, H3A 0B9, Canada 
(Phone: 514-398-3347; Fax: 514-398-6115) 

McGill University is an English-speaking university located in Montréal, one of 
North America’s most cosmopolitan cities. For more information about McGill 
University and the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences please see 
the Department web site (http://www.mcgill.ca/meteo/). 


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