The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington is seeking a full-time postdoctoral (Research Associate 0148) in the area of atmospheric modeling of tropical cirrus cloud processes on the LES or regional modeling scale.
Research is currently underway at the University of Washington to understand the links among tropical convection, water vapor injection into the upper troposphere and tropopause transition layer (TTL), and the lifecycle of high tropical cirrus clouds. Previous research has focused on modeling cirrus in idealized frameworks (see Dinh et al., 2014, https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-14-12225-2014, and papers cited therein). Current research focuses on linking the cirrus modeling to outflow conditions derived from cloud-resolving convective models and to evaluating cirrus model output using recent in situ observations of tropical cirrus. We are seeking a post-doc with experience in numerical modeling of atmospheric processes, particularly in the areas of cloud-resolving models, LES models, and ice microphysics and nucleation. Experience in modeling tropical cloud systems is an asset. The research will be in collaboration with Professor Tom Ackerman (email@example.com) and Senior Research Scientist Peter Blossey (firstname.lastname@example.org). Questions regarding the position may be addressed to any one of them.
This is a 12-month, full-time (100% FTE) appointment, renewable for a second year, subject to approval, satisfactory performance, and availability of funding. Applicants are asked to submit electronically (in PDF): (1) a curriculum vitae; (2) a cover letter including a statement of interest in the tropical cirrus problem; (3) a statement of research interests (limited to 2 pages, normal font and spacing), and (4) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references. Manuscripts that have been submitted to peer-reviewed journals but not yet published may be attached if they are relevant to the research topic.
The University of Washington and the International Union, Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America, Local 4121 (UAW 4121) currently are negotiating their first collective bargaining agreement for Postdoctoral Scholars. Employees in this title are represented by UAW 4121 and will be subject to the applicable collective bargaining agreement unless agreed exclusion criteria apply. For more information and updates on the bargaining process, please visit https://hr.uw.edu/labor/unions/uaw/postdoc-negotiationupdates.
The University of Washington (UW) is located in the greater Seattle metropolitan area, with a dynamic, multicultural community of 3.7 million people and a range of ecosystems from mountains to ocean. The UW serves a diverse population of 80,000 students, faculty and staff including 25% first-generation college students, over 25% Pell Grant student and faculty from over 70 countries. The UW is a recipient of a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award to increase the advancement of women in science, engineering, and math (see https://advance.washington.edu/).
Applications should be submitted via the Interfolio website. Inquiries regarding this position can be directed to Tom Ackerman at email@example.com.
Applicants must provide proof of the Ph. D. conferral and be within 5 years of receipt of the Ph.D., in the area of atmospheric modeling of tropical cirrus cloud processes on the LES or regional modeling scale. Applicants who expect to receive a Ph.D. in the third quarter of 2019 will be considered.
Applicants are asked to submit electronically (in PDF): (1) a curriculum vita; (2) a cover letter including a statement of interest in the tropical cirrus problem; (3) a statement of research interests (limited to 2 pages, normal font and spacing), and (4) the names and contact information of three individuals who can serve as references. Manuscripts that have been submitted to peer-reviewed journals but not yet published may be attached if they are relevant to the research topic. Applications should be submitted via Interfolio, and inquiries should be emailed to Prof. Tom Ackerman (firstname.lastname@example.org). The position is open until filled, but priority will be given to applications received by July 12, 2019.
Questions regarding potential disability accommodations during the application process can be directed to Star Murray at email@example.com.
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