PhD and Postdoc Position in Tropical Meteorology

Florida Tech University

The Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine Sciences at Florida
Tech seeks a Ph.D. student and a postdoc in Meteorology under the
supervision of Dr. Pallav Ray to investigate the physical processes
through which soil moisture, topography, and diurnal cycle of
insolation influence the subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) predictability
of precipitation in the Maritime Continent. The work involves a
combination of theory, observations, and high-resolution modeling.
This NOAA-funded study is in collaboration with Drs. Efthymios
Nikolopoulos (Rutgers) and Nathaniel Johnson (GFDL). Both positions
will be located at Florida Tech, but there will be opportunities to
visit GFDL and/or NCAR. The Department of Ocean Engineering and Marine
Sciences (OEMS) has 26 faculty members. Undergraduate and graduate
degree programs include atmospheric, ocean, and life sciences, as well
as ocean engineering. OEMS has approximately 300 undergraduate
students, and 100 M.S. and Ph.D. students.

Qualification/Responsibilities for the Ph.D. position:
The candidate should preferably have an M.S. in Atmospheric Science,
Physical Oceanography, Engineering, or related areas. An interest in
theoretical understanding of tropical dynamics and modeling is needed.
Proficiency with one or more programming languages (e.g., Fortran,
Matlab, Python, R, NCL, etc.) is required.

Please send your resume with your academic qualification/education, a
list of publications (with a link to your google scholar), and the
contact details of three references in a single pdf to pray@fit.edu .

Please have “NOAA PhD” in the subject of the email. Applications
received before August 20 will receive full consideration. The
position is expected to start in January or earlier.

Qualification/Responsibilities for the Postdoc position:
The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Physical
Oceanography, or a related field with experience in tropical
meteorology, high-performance computing, and analyzing large datasets.
The primary qualifications include: (i) Ability to conduct and analyze
high-resolution cloud-permitting simulations using the WRF/coupled WRF
model. Therefore, experience with the WRF and/or coupled WRF will be
preferred, though it is not required. (ii) Proficiency with one or
more programming languages (e.g., Fortran, Matlab, Python, R, NCL,
etc.). (iii) Ability to work independently and to collaborate with
team members from diverse backgrounds. Salary will be commensurate
with experience. The position is initially for one year with an
extension of up to three years based on satisfactory performance.
Please send your resume with your academic qualification/education,
1-page research statement, a list of publications (with a link to your
google scholar), and the contact details of three references in a
single pdf to pray@fit.edu .

Please have “NOAA Postdoc” in the subject of the email. Applications
received before August 20 will receive full consideration, but will
remain open until filled. The position is expected to start as soon as
possible.

If you have further questions regarding these positions, please email
Dr. Pallav Ray (pray@fit.edu ).

The candidates selected for these positions may be required to provide
documentation of the highest degree completed. Florida Tech actively
supports an educational environment that fosters diversity and
inclusion for all and is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer.

To apply for this job email your details to pray@fit.edu