Postdoctoral Research Associate

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Meteorology

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University, researches the physical processes that determine our climate as well as providing insight into how and why the climate changes. This is an enormous topic and covers spatial scales from cloud particles, with radii of microns, to large-scale atmospheric waves, with length scales of thousands of kilometers. Topics studied in the department include the physics of convection, climate variability, feedback physics, climate sensitivity, climate extremes, and regional modeling. Variability and predictability of climate on seasonal to millennial timescales, coupled ocean-atmosphere interaction, large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere and the oceans.
What we want
Drs. Kenneth Bowman and Anita Rapp have a grant from NASA to carry out the NASA Earth Venture Suborbital project called Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS), which is an intensive study of convective impacts on the summer stratosphere over North America. We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to contribute to a variety of tasks for the DCOTSS project. The postdoctoral research associate must be experienced developing IDL software and creating shared datasets, analyzing large satellite cloud and precipitation datasets, working with radar data, reanalysis and forecast model data, forecasting for severe weather, and preparing results for presentations at academic conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
The ideal candidate must also be able to assist with forecasting and flight planning in-person during field deployments, interact with and assist other DCOTSS scientists, analyze and model DCOTSS data, help mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and support related research efforts in the research group. The applicant should have a demonstrated ability to carry out independent research. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If you are looking for your next research opportunity to propel your career and this appeals to you, we encourage you to apply.

What you need to know

Cover Letter/Resume’/References: A cover letter, resume’, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.

COVID-19 information:   Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education:

  • Appropriate PhD

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop and contribute to the development of IDL software
  • Ability to participate in forecasting and flight planning in person during field deployments
  • Ability to develop shared datasets
  • Ability to interact with and assist other DCOTSS scientists
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Ability to analyze and/or model the DCOTSS data
  • Ability to help mentor graduate students
  • Ability to prepare results for presentations at academic conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, or closely related field
  • Experience in developing IDL software and creating shared datasets, analyzing large satellite cloud and precipitation datasets, working with radar data, reanalysis and forecast model data, forecasting for severe weather, and preparing results for presentations at academic conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience with trajectory software and analysis

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid driver’s license is preferred for necessary transportation during the field deployments

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborative Research - As part of the DCOTSS team, help develop shared IDL software, participate in the forecasting and flight planning during field deployments, work collaboratively with and assist other DCOTSS scientists, help mentor DCOTSS graduate students, contribute to the DCOTSS team research objectives, and participate in science team meetings and academic conferences.  Travel as required to research locations.
  • Data Analysis - Perform independent research to analyze and/or model DCOTSS field campaign data, as well as other related satellite and radar datasets.
  • Data Management - Responsible for assisting with data management of the DCOTSS project.  The candidate will also develop shared datasets and support other data management related efforts in the research group. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M University

Department

Meteorology

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

Our Commitment

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability.  Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values .

Who we are
The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at Texas A&M University, researches the physical processes that determine our climate as well as providing insight into how and why the climate changes. This is an enormous topic and covers spatial scales from cloud particles, with radii of microns, to large-scale atmospheric waves, with length scales of thousands of kilometers. Topics studied in the department include the physics of convection, climate variability, feedback physics, climate sensitivity, climate extremes, and regional modeling. Variability and predictability of climate on seasonal to millennial timescales, coupled ocean-atmosphere interaction, large-scale dynamics of the atmosphere and the oceans.
What we want
Drs. Kenneth Bowman and Anita Rapp have a grant from NASA to carry out the NASA Earth Venture Suborbital project called Dynamics and Chemistry of the Summer Stratosphere (DCOTSS), which is an intensive study of convective impacts on the summer stratosphere over North America. We are seeking a postdoctoral research associate to contribute to a variety of tasks for the DCOTSS project. The postdoctoral research associate must be experienced developing IDL software and creating shared datasets, analyzing large satellite cloud and precipitation datasets, working with radar data, reanalysis and forecast model data, forecasting for severe weather, and preparing results for presentations at academic conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals.
The ideal candidate must also be able to assist with forecasting and flight planning in-person during field deployments, interact with and assist other DCOTSS scientists, analyze and model DCOTSS data, help mentor graduate and undergraduate students, and support related research efforts in the research group. The applicant should have a demonstrated ability to carry out independent research. The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA) as stated above. If you are looking for your next research opportunity to propel your career and this appeals to you, we encourage you to apply.

What you need to know

Cover Letter/Resume’/References: A cover letter, resume’, and contact information for three professional references (to include at least one previous supervisor) are strongly recommended. You may upload all three on the application under CV/Resume or upon answering the questionnaire you may attach the documents.

COVID-19 information:   Texas A&M University monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible.  Each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible.  Departments will provide the procedures to be followed at each step of the recruiting process.

Required Education:

  • Appropriate PhD

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to develop and contribute to the development of IDL software
  • Ability to participate in forecasting and flight planning in person during field deployments
  • Ability to develop shared datasets
  • Ability to interact with and assist other DCOTSS scientists
  • Ability to conduct independent research
  • Ability to analyze and/or model the DCOTSS data
  • Ability to help mentor graduate students
  • Ability to prepare results for presentations at academic conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • PhD in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, or closely related field
  • Experience in developing IDL software and creating shared datasets, analyzing large satellite cloud and precipitation datasets, working with radar data, reanalysis and forecast model data, forecasting for severe weather, and preparing results for presentations at academic conferences and publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience with trajectory software and analysis

Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

  • Valid driver’s license is preferred for necessary transportation during the field deployments

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborative Research - As part of the DCOTSS team, help develop shared IDL software, participate in the forecasting and flight planning during field deployments, work collaboratively with and assist other DCOTSS scientists, help mentor DCOTSS graduate students, contribute to the DCOTSS team research objectives, and participate in science team meetings and academic conferences.  Travel as required to research locations.
  • Data Analysis - Perform independent research to analyze and/or model DCOTSS field campaign data, as well as other related satellite and radar datasets.
  • Data Management - Responsible for assisting with data management of the DCOTSS project.  The candidate will also develop shared datasets and support other data management related efforts in the research group. Performs other duties as assigned.

Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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