School of Natural Resources College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources University of Missouri

The School of Natural Resources (SNR) invites applications for a Post-Doctoral Research Assistant in the area of Radar Meteorology.  The position will be a 12-month, unranked, non-tenure track, full-time 100% academic research appointment. This is a National Science Foundation funded position that will run through mid-2019 with the potential for extension. Effective date of appointment: June 1, 2018, or as negotiated.


About MU: MU, the flagship institution in the University of Missouri system, has nearly 34,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is a land grant institution and a member of the Association of American Universities. Located midway between St. Louis and Kansas City, Columbia is a vibrant university town that is consistently ranked among the top small cities to live in America.


Position Description: Primary responsibilities will include the analysis of data collected by the University of Missouri dual-polarization X-band meteorological radar (MZZU) and the development of novel radar interpretation methods and tools.


Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, or a closely related field, as well as knowledge of Python.  Prior experience of radar data analysis is desirable.


Application Procedure:  To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae or resume, transcripts from all college coursework, and the names and contact information of three professional references to Dr. Neil Fox at  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.


Benefit Eligibility: This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive

benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts.


The College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources strongly endorses the principles embodied in MU’s values statement – respect, responsibility, discovery, excellence.  In that context we seek to recruit and retain outstanding scholars who are: 1) committed to blending service with scholarship, 2) Leaders, 3) Good colleagues who will collaborate with others from diverse disciplines and backgrounds and,  4) flexible and adaptable in an era of rapid change.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Missouri is An Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Pro Disabled & Veteran Employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. For more information, call the Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.


To request ADA accommodations, please call Human Resource Services at 573-882-7976. TTY users, please call through Relay Missouri, 1-800-RELAY (735-2966) or in Español at 1-800-520-7309.


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