Ph.D. Positions in Climate Dynamics

Ph.D. positions in Climate Dynamics at George Mason University

We invite applications for two Ph.D. research projects in the area of subseasonal-to-seasonal prediction starting Fall 2020. Selected students will focus on exploring the impact of systematic biases in mean values of state parameters (including but not limited to 2-m temperature, relative humidity, surface pressure, zonal and meridional wind, tropopause height), radiation budgets at the TOA and surface, precipitation, tropical variability (e.g., MJO) and its teleconnections to extra-tropical variability over the Pacific North American region on the S2S forecast skill using the NOAA Unified Forecast System (UFS). Specific topic of research will be developed in consultation with the advisor.

Applicants will have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in meteorology, physics, mathematics or related environmental sciences, and an interest in climate modeling.

To apply ensemble in a single document (e.g., a Word or pdf file) the following:

1. A cover letter explaining the interest in pursuing this degree
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Unofficial transcripts
4. Unofficial GRE scores
5. List of three professional references and their contact information

Send the file to Dr. Cristiana Stan, <>. Applications will be screened as they are received. Formal application to GMU is required after the selection of successful candidates.

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