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Postdoc: Use of GNSS radio occultation obs. in global and hurricane analyses and prediction

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We are looking for a postdoctoral fellow to work on improving forward operators for the assimilation of GNSS radio occultation observations. Please help us in distributing this ad amongst anyone who might be interested in applying. For more details read and/or click the link below.

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The Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS) of the University of Miami (UM) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Associate position that involves the use of Global Navigation Satellites Systems (GNSS) radio occultation observations to improve global and hurricane weather analyses and forecasts. The successful candidate will be responsible for conducting research to improve the use of radio occultation observations to improve global and hurricane weather prediction. More specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for developing, implementing and testing improved assimilation algorithms for radio occultation observations into NOAA’s operational models. He or she will also be responsible for conducting numerical weather prediction experiments, interpreting the results, presenting findings at scientific meetings and contributing significantly to the publication of results in scientific journals.

The work will be done in close collaboration with scientists in the Hurricane Research Division (HRD) at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) Atmospheric Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML). The work will involve developing and evaluating impact of advanced algorithms for radio occultation data assimilation to improve numerical weather prediction.

• Must have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or in a related field.
• The successful candidate should have experience with one or more of the following: remote sensing, data assimilation, numerical weather prediction, observational data analysis, and use of numerical model output as a means for interpreting observation-based results.
• Strong communication and computer skills are required.

A current resume, a statement of interests, and the names of 3 people who can provide letters of recommendation are required.

Apply online at
Position #: P100044725
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Karina Apodaca, PhD.
NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division - Affiliate (preferred)
Theoretical and Applied Data Assimilation Scientist, RSII
Colorado State University/Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere
Foothills Campus
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1375