Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Postdoctoral Associate

The candidate will have a strong interest in the use of observational datasets for the study of cloud microphysics and dynamics and their interaction with the free atmosphere.

 

Date posted

May 25, 2022 9:45 am

Application deadline

June 23, 2022 12:00 am

Organization

Stony Brook University

Location

  • United States

Job description

The School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences invites applications for the Postdoctoral Associate/Senior Postdoctoral 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 hand by September 30, 2022.

Preferred Qualifications:. 

Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or a closely related field in hand by September 30, 2022. Experience with field work, remote sensing, instrumentation, and cloud microphysics and dynamics process-orientated research. Knowledge of statistical data analysis, neural networks and/or machine learning techniques.

Brief Description of Duties: 

The Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences under the supervision of Principal Investigator, Dr. Pavlos Kollias. The selected candidate will join the Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory Radar Observatory (SBRO). SBRO researchers seek to gain improved understanding--through remote sensing, process-level theory and analysis, and modeling studies--of the microphysical and dynamical processes that impact the lifecycle of clouds to improve their representation in climate models and increase our ability to understand and project global change.  SBRO is a leader in several emerging areas of remote sensing including cm- and mm-wavelength radars, lidars, surface cameras, satellite observations, phased array and spaceborne radars.

The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists at the Environmental & Climate Sciences Department (ECSD) and the Center for Multiscale Applied Sensing. The candidate will have a strong interest in the use of observational datasets for the study of cloud microphysics and dynamics and their interaction with the free atmosphere. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.

Postdoctoral Associate duties will include:

  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conduct analysis of surface-based and space-based observations from the ESCAPE field campaign that will take place in Houston, TX in the summer of 2022 for the study of the microphysical and dynamical properties of convective clouds.
  • Develop novel methods for integrating models and surface/space-based observations for the study of deep convective clouds.
  • Participate and assist in the preparation, writing, and publication of scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals.
  • Other duties as assigned 

Senior Postdoctoral Associate

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):  

Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in hand by September 30, 2022. Three (3) years of full-time related research experience.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Meteorology, Atmospheric Science, or a closely related field in hand by September 30, 2022. Demonstrated experience in understanding processes that control clouds and/or aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions. Experience with field work, remote sensing, instrumentation, and dynamics process-orientated research. Knowledge of statistical data analysis, neural networks and/or machine learning techniques. 

Brief Description of Duties (Senior Postdoctoral Associate):  

The Senior Postdoctoral Associate will conduct research in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences under the supervision of Principal Investigator, Dr. Pavlos Kollias. The selected candidate will join the Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Laboratory Radar Observatory (SBRO). SBRO researchers seek to gain improved understanding--through remote sensing, process-level theory and analysis, and modeling studies--of the microphysical and dynamical processes that impact the lifecycle of clouds to improve their representation in climate models and increase our ability to understand and project global change.  SBRO is a leader in several emerging areas of remote sensing including cm- and mm-wavelength radars, lidars, surface cameras, satellite observations, phased array and spaceborne radars.

The candidate will have a strong interest in the use of observational datasets for the study of cloud microphysics and dynamics and their interaction with the free atmosphere. This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community. The candidate is expected to co-lead the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students and SBRO research staff. In addition, the candidate is expected to contribute to the writing of science proposals and their submission to federal agencies. 

Senior Postdoctoral Associate duties will include:

  • Conduct analysis of surface-based and space-based observations from the ESCAPE field campaign that will take place in Houston, TX in the summer of 2022 for the study of the microphysical and dynamical properties of convective clouds
  • Develop novel methods for integrating models and surface/space-based observations for the study of deep convective clouds
  • Lead the preparation, writing and publication of scientific manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals
  • Assist in the supervision of undergraduate and graduate students
  • Other duties as assigned

Stony Brook University is committed to excellence in diversity and the creation of an inclusive learning, and working environment. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, familial status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

 

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