Assistant Research Scientist

This position is to support Dr. Chuntao Liu’s research group by assisting in research, management of instruments, and mentoring graduate students


Date posted

Oct. 26, 2022 1:00 pm

Application deadline

Nov. 26, 2022 5:00 pm


Texas A&M University


  • United States

Job description

TAMU-CC is a dynamic university designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) with approximately 11,000 students from 47 states and 54 foreign nations. We employ over 1,400 full-time and 2,000 part-time Islanders (including students/GAs). The University attracts highly talented faculty and staff and offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral programs.  As a member of the Texas A&M University System, TAMU-CC benefits from a range of resources, increased visibility and influence, and opportunities to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways with peers across member institutions and associated agencies. 

TAMU-CC’s beautiful campus is located on a 240 acre island on Corpus Christi Bay and was ranked #1 College by the Sea by Best College Reviews. Our natural setting is enhanced by its modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities. 

From our generous benefits package and professional development opportunities, to our retirement programs and our commitment to service excellence, the Island University is an engaging and rewarding place to work. 

Glimpse into the Job 

This position is to support Dr. Chuntao Liu’s research group by assisting in research, management of instruments, and mentoring graduate students 

Opportunities to Contribute 

Research Support

  • Support NASA PMM science, focusing on the studies of precipitation and properties of convective systems using 20+ years of TRMM and GPM observations. Current research directions include, but not limited to, remote sensing of precipitation with radar and passive microwave radiometers; understanding of extreme weather events, including relationship between lightning and the properties of convection; morphology and organization of convective systems; trace gases vertical transport by deep convection by using machine learning techniques.
  • Support NSF global electric circuit research, focusing on the studies of global electrified clouds and its contribution to the atmospheric electricity system. The duties also include the maintaining the ground observation equipment and support the MYESNSA field campaign at Barrow, Alaska and other sites. 

Mentoring Support

  • Lead the graduate students in the research topics and assist mentoring of undergraduate students in the research lab. 


  • Perform other duties as assigned. 

What You Will Need

  • PhD in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or other closely related fields.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Related Journal Article publications.
  • Experience in the management of large data sets, and proficient visualization with IDL or Python. 

What They Would Like to See

  • Familiarity with severe storms and satellite remote sensing.

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