Postdoctoral Associate

The University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) is seeking a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on mesoscale land-atmosphere interactions. By merging ground- and satellite-based observations of the planetary boundary layer, the successful candidate will improve understanding of the role that vegetation drought stress response plays in local climate and its predictability. Hypotheses informed by observational analyses will be tested using regional or global climate model experiments.

The ideal candidate will be ambitious, with great communication skills, and a strong background in synoptic meteorology, planetary boundary layer processes, and climate variability. Skills in data assimilation, hydrologic and/or climate modeling, big data processing, and machine learning are desirable. Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, engineering or related subject by the time of appointment. Initial appointment is for one year, with potential renewal for up to two additional years.

The ASRC is housed in the University at Albany’s new Emerging Technology and Entrepreneurship Complex (ETEC) alongside the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), New York State Mesonet (NYSM), Center of Excellence in Weather and Climate Analytics, and National Weather Service’s Albany local forecast office. Therefore, the successful applicant can expect a stimulating work environment with great opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation, and networking.

Applicants should email a CV and cover letter with contact information for three references to Dr. Craig Ferguson (
The start date for the position is March 2022 or soon thereafter.

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