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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona
 
 
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Date Posted 01/14/2022
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Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 




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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
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Postdoctoral Research Associate I
Posting Number req8349
Department Hydrology & Atmospheric Sci
Department Website Link www.has.arizona.edu
Location Main Campus
Address Tucson, AZ USA
Position Highlights

The UA Castro Research Group’s research interests are climate change, weather, and climate extremes in arid and semi-arid region through physics-based regional climate modeling tools. In recent years, the team has dedicated their effort to advance extreme weather forecast lead time at sub-seasonal time scale for South America and Middle East. This post-doc position will provide a unique research opportunity to participate in domestic and international projects, as well as participation in a newly formed research center: Center for Applied Science in HydroMEteorology for Resilience (CASHMERE).

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more! The University of Arizona has been recognized for our innovative work-life programs. For more information about working at the University of Arizona and relocations services, please click here .
Duties & Responsibilities

The UA Castro Research Group’s research interests are climate change, weather, and climate extremes in arid and semi-arid region through physics-based regional climate modeling tools. In recent years, the team has dedicated their effort to advance extreme weather forecast lead time at sub-seasonal time scale for South America and Middle East. This post-doc position will provide a unique research opportunity to participate in domestic and international projects, as well as participation in a newly formed research center: Center for Applied Science in HydroMEteorology for Resilience (CASHMERE).

  • Data pre-processing and post-processing of observation and numerical modeling results
  • Design and execute simulation plans for the Weather Research and Forecasting model
  • Data analysis for weather and climate means, extremes, and distributions
  • Development of forecast skill verification matrix for weather extremes in arid and semi-arid regions
  • Dissemination of scientific results; peer-reviewed publications and presentation of results at domestic and international conferences

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Basic knowledge of parallel programming on HPC architectures and UNIX/Linux operating systems
  • Basic skills in programming languages and visualization languages
  • Strong proficiency in implementing and developing regional climate models      
  • Excellent knowledge and skills in programming languages (in particular Fortran) and visualization languages (Python, NCL, or Matlab)
Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have received a Ph.D. in the field of environmental sciences, physics, or applied mathematics, upon hire
  • Sufficient proficient experience in physics-based modeling
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ph.D. received in Atmospheric Science, Hydrometeorology, general physics or applied mathematics
  • Proficient experience in UNIX/Linux operating systems and parallel programming on HPC architectures
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay DOE
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date 1/24/2022
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates

Kathy Varin, Business Manager Senior

kvarin@arizona.edu

Open Date 1/13/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant For your application to be considered complete, please submit a cover letter describing your research goals and interests, and a curriculum vitae with a list of publications in referred journals.
Diversity Statement At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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