Post-doctoral position

A post-doctoral position is available in the Department of Geography at
the University of Delaware in regional climate modeling (both limited
area models and variable resolution global models). This position is
initially being recruited for one year with possible extensions.

The successful candidate will work on a DOE-funded project to evaluate
global high resolution, variable resolution, and limited area approaches
to regional climate simulation to determine how well they represent
different aspects of the hydroclimate over the continental United
States. This project is unique in that we are working with stakeholders
in water resource management to develop a suite of
decision-maker-relevant metrics that we will use to evaluate the models.
As part of this project, the post-doctoral scientist will aid in the
development of these metrics. The ideal candidate will also carry out
simulations using CESM (and potentially WRF) with quasi-uniform and
variable meshes. The candidate will author technical reports and
peer-reviewed journal articles and present their results at scientific

This project is in collaboration with numerous national labs and
universities, including Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, Pacific
Northwest National Lab, UC-Davis, UCLA, and Penn State. We expect the
successful candidate to work collaboratively in a large
multidisciplinary research team.

The candidate should satisfy the following requirements:

• Ph.D. in meteorology/atmospheric science, geography, or a closely
related field;

• Knowledge of CESM, WRF, and/or RegCM (CESM preferred);

• Proficiency with one or more programming languages (especially Fortran);

• Familiarity with Unix/Linux and high performance computing
environments; and

• Demonstrated ability to perform comprehensive analyses making use of
different subsets of simulations, evaluation datasets, and advanced
analysis techniques.

For more information, contact Dr. Sara Rauscher (
<>) and Dr. Dana Veron (
<>). Applicants should submit a CV, a statement of
research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr.
Sara Rauscher ( <>). The
UNIVERSITY OF DELAWARE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sara A. Rauscher
Assistant Professor, Department of Geography
University of Delaware
219 Pearson Hall
Newark DE 19716 <>


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