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Post-doc Position at the University at Albany

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Professor Ryan Torn at the University at Albany is seeking a post-doctoral research with research interests in ensemble forecasting and/or tropical cyclone forecasting and prediction. The research supported by this award will be directed toward assessing probabilistic hazard prediction in the Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) ensemble prediction system. In addition, the award will support research into understanding the factors that impact position and intensity forecasts.

Candidates should hold a PhD in atmospheric science or related discipline, conferred within the last three years, from a college or university accredited by the U.S Dept. of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, have some experience using numerical weather prediction model output, and have the ability to work independently. Ideal candidates would have some experience with model validation.

Terms of appointment are for one (1) year, renewable for one additional year, subject to satisfactory performance. All applicants must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, and (3) the names of three individuals who can provide a letter of reference and (4) a statement of professional interests to Ryan Torn ( The position will remain open until it is filled. Preference will be given to applications that are received before 15 November 2018.