Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Job Description

Position Information
Position Information

Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department Earth and Atmospheric Sciences-1086
Requisition Number F_220219
Posting Open Date 11/10/2022
Application Review Date: (To ensure consideration, please submit all application materials before review date) 12/12/2022
Posting Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Description of Work
The Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln ( ) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate in atmospheric science to lead an examination of the impact of unoccupied aircraft systems (UAS) on numerical weather prediction (NWP). The selected candidate will conduct observing system simulation experiments (OSSEs) designed to assess the sensitivity of short-range (1-6 hr) convection-allowing NWP model performance to simulated UAS-based data. This is a 2-year appointment offering a competitive salary along with benefits, supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
The successful candidate is expected to take a leadership role in the preparation of manuscripts for publication, dissemination of project results at conferences, and will be encouraged to collaborate on additional projects with the principal investigator and his research group. Opportunities for participation in field work both directly and tangentially related to this project will be available. The successful candidate will also be encouraged to seek out additional funding opportunities to support research beyond the life of the current awards.
As an EO/AA employer, the University of Nebraska considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation. See .  
Minimum Required Qualifications
  • A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences or a related field.
  • Extensive and demonstrable experience in numerical modeling. 
  • Demonstrable experience with data assimilation techniques. 
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with UAS data.
  • Experience effectively conducting team research.
Pre-Placement Driving Record Review Required
Criminal History Background Check Required
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How to Apply
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  • A cover letter.
  • A curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contact information for at least three references.
  • For questions or accommodations related to this position contact
    Adam Houston
    126 Bessey Hall
    Job Category
    Job Category (old) Faculty Non-Tenure Leading
    Job Type Full-Time
    Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding? Yes
    If Temporary, indicate end date
    Planned Hire Date 01/01/2023
    Appointment End Date 12/31/2024

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