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Postdoctoral Associate or Researcher in Atmospheric Science @stonybrooku

The Climate Extremes Modeling Group at in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Postdoctoral/Research Scientist position. The title/rank will be contingent upon the selected candidate’s skills and experience in their area of expertise.

Postdoctoral Associate

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): 

Ph.D.(or foreign equivalent) in atmospheric science or closely related field in hand by September 2019.

Senior Postdoctoral Associate

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): 

Ph.D.(or foreign equivalent) in atmospheric science or closely related field in hand by September 2019. Three (3) years of full-time research experience in atmospheric science or closely related field.

Research Scientist

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): 

Ph.D.(or foreign equivalent) in atmospheric science or closely related field. Three (3) years of full-time research experience in atmospheric science or closely related field , to include at least two (2) years of research experience following attainment of a Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent).

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience conducting research in atmospheric science or closely related field. Experience running and analyzing atmospheric models. Experience in conducting atmospheric convection and/or cloud process research. Experience working effectively in a multi-institutional research environment. Experience in atmospheric numerical model development. Experience working with mentoring graduate student researchers.

Brief Description:

The research will focus on the response of clouds and convection to warming using a multi-model ensemble of both Cloud Resolving Model (CRM) and General Circulation Model (GCM) simulations run in radiative-convective equilibrium (RCE). This will include both analyzing existing simulations as well as designing and performing new idealized numerical simulations with various atmospheric models to explore the impact of self-aggregation of convection on simulated climate and feedbacks. The selected candidate will have proficient communication skills as evidenced by published results and presentations. A successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment with a diverse staff.

Postdoctoral Associate Duties:

  • Perform single column model (SCM) and general circulation model (GCM) simulations with the CAM.
  • Analyze SCM/GCM differences in clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity in CAM.
  • Perform analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present results at conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Senior Postdoctoral Duties:

  • Perform single column model (SCM) and general circulation model (GCM) simulations with the CAM.
  • Analyze SCM/GCM differences in clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity in CAM.
  • Perform analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Develop advanced analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present results at conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Research Scientist Duties:

  • Perform single column model (SCM) and general circulation model (GCM) simulations with the CAM.
  • Analyze SCM/GCM differences in clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity in CAM.
  • Perform analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Perform modifications to model code for more effective analysis of simulations.
  • Develop advanced analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Co-mentor graduate student researchers.
  • Write and submit research grant proposals.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present results at conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned.

Special Notes:

This is a full-time appointment. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.

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About Stony Brook:

Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island’s scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County’s only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.

Stony Brook University/Research is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer. We encourage all to apply including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

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