Postdoc Opportunity: Subseasonal Tropical Cyclone Prediction

The Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) Marine Meteorology Division (MMD) (, in Monterey, CA, is seeking applicants for a postdoc opportunity in subseasonal tropical cyclone prediction beginning in October 2019.

This project, led by Dr. Matthew Janiga, will focus on evaluating and improving the skill of subseasonal tropical cyclone predictions in the Navy Earth System Prediction Capability (ESPC), a coupled global ensemble prediction system being developed by NRL.

Postdocs working on this project will have the ability to focus on a number of areas:

(1) Characterizing how the temporal variability of large-scale atmosphere-ocean conditions affects subseasonal tropical cyclone predictability.

(2) Using process-oriented diagnostics to examine the relationship between model physics parametrizations and tropical cyclone activity biases.

(3) Developing statistical-dynamical post-processing techniques to improve subseasonal tropical cyclone predictions from the Navy ESPC.

Candidates are required to be US citizens and to have completed a Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a closely related field before starting the postdoc.

NRL MMD has access to excellent high-performance computing resources and postdoctoral fellowships provide a competitive stipend, relocation, and travel support. Our postdoctoral fellowships are offered for a period of one year and are renewable for up to two additional years.

Applications can be submitted through the National Research Council Research Associateship Programs ( see opportunity #64.16.66.C0250). Applications are accepted quarterly with the next deadline on May 1. Applications can also be submitted through the American Society for Engineering Education postdoctoral fellowship program at any time ( Postdoctoral fellowships are offered based on an internal and external review of the applicant’s research proposal and on the strength of graduate school transcripts and recommendation letters. To develop a successful research proposal, applicants are strongly encouraged to work closely with the internal sponsor, Dr. Matthew Janiga.

For additional information or questions please contact:

Dr. Matthew Janiga

NRL MMD strives to develop and maintain a diverse workforce. NRL MMD is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, neurodiversity, physical appearance, veteran status, religious beliefs, political beliefs, country of origin, working style, job category, education level, cultural background, and marital and parental status. At NRL MMD, our goal is to build a diverse and inclusive workforce and workplace environment. Whatever your intersection of identities, you are welcome at NRL MMD. We are committed to inclusivity and promoting an equitable environment that values and respects the uniqueness of all members of our organization.

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