Two postdoctoral position prediction of extreme and disruptive weather events at Princeton USA

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 for subseasonal (14-30 day) prediction of extreme and disruptive weather events, with a focus on severe winter storms, warm-season severe weather outbreaks, and hurricanes.The successful candidates will aid development of diagnostics of high-impact events in sub-seasonal ensemble predictions from the convection-permitting GFDL HiRAM model, and carry out simulations in support of the seasonal forecast effort. This will include the automatic identification of tropical and extratropical cyclones, atmospheric rivers, cold air outbreaks, sudden stratospheric warmings, tropical waves, the MJO, and related phenomena important for subseasonal prediction. The candidates will also work to develop a database of observed severe weather events, both warm- and cold-season, against which verification of retrospective seasonal forecasts can be performed.

Each selected candidate must have a Ph.D. in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, or a closely related field. The candidates will have strong backgrounds in either tropical meteorology or synoptic-scale meteorology, and should have some experience using and analyzing weather and/or climate models.    The positions are for one year renewable for up to three years pending satisfactory progress and continued funding.

Complete applications, including a CV, publication list, contact information for at least 3 references in order to solicit letters of recommendation, and a one-to-two page statement of research interests should be submitted by June 15, 2015 for full consideration.   Applicants should apply online to, Requisition #1500226.

For additional information contact Lucas Harris ( ) and/or Shian-Jiann Lin ( ).

This position is 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.