Postdoctoral researcher position on
The State University of New York (SUNY) University at Albany’s
Atmospheric Sciences Research Center invites applications for
a postdoctoral researcher (PDRA) position on drought
predictability in the southern Great Plains. The selected
candidate will lead coupled regional modeling experiments
using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model as part
of an interdisciplinary team of hydrologists and
meteorologists. The specific objective of the project is to
improve understanding of how local (land) and remote (SST)
drought drivers interact across weather-climate time scales
and local-continental spatial scales and collectively
influence drought in the southern Great Plains.
The ideal candidate will have: strong programming skills in a
Unix/Linux environment; experience using coupled regional
models such as WRF; and understanding of mesoscale and
synoptic meteorology, large-scale atmospheric (climate)
dynamics, planetary boundary layer processes, and drought
The position is available from September 2017 for an initial
appointment of one year with possibility of extension for up
to two additional years. To be eligible, applicants must have
received their doctoral degree in Atmospheric Science,
Meteorology, Hydrology or other climate-related science since
For additional details and to apply for this position, please
visit the SUNY Research Foundation announcement R17-28.
Queries related to this position may be directed to Dr. Craig
Applications should be submitted by June 30, 2017.
Craig R. Ferguson, Ph.D.
Sciences Research Center
at Albany, Albany, NY, USA