Postdoctoral Associate

Prof. Xianglei Huang’s group at the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor seeks a postdoctoral scholar.

 

Date posted

Nov. 30, 2020 12:00 am

Application deadline

Jan. 30, 2021 12:00 am

Organization

University of Michigan

Location

  • United States

Job description

Title: Postdoctoral Associate

Organization: the University of Michigan
Expiration date: March 31, 2021

Job description 

Prof. Xianglei Huang’s group at the Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor seeks a postdoctoral scholar. The selected candidate will work with Prof. Huang and a multi-institution team to improve the surface-atmosphere radiative coupling in the DoE earth system model, E3SM. The research will involve testing a newly developed longwave scheme to handle cloud scattering and surface emissivity in the E3SM, and performing and analyzing model simulations (both prescribed SST and fully-coupled simulations). Previous experience of running climate models is required. Experience of modifying the code of a climate model, especially the radiation codes in the atmosphere or cryosphere modules, will be a strong plus. The initial appointment is for one year, with a flexible start date between December 2020 to May 2021. The appointment is renewable up to two more years contingent on satisfactory performance and funding availability. 

Required Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in atmospheric science, climate physics, or a closely related field • Familiarity with radiative transfer • Experience with conducting numerical experiments on a shared supercomputing platform • Ability to work with large datasets and analyze model output • Familiarity with Unix • Familiarity with Fortran and data analysis softwares such as Python, Matlab, NCO

If interested, please send your application as a single PDF document to Prof. Xianglei Huang (xianglei@umich.edu), including a cover letter, current CV, the names and contact information for three references, and a one-page summary of research interests and appropriate skills. Applications from minorities and other groups that are historically underrepresented in the geosciences are encouraged. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.