Post-doctoral Research Associate

$48,000 - $55, 000.00
Feb 16, 2018
Mar 18, 2018
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 The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Utah has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate in the general areas of tropical and mesoscale meteorology with a focus on improving understanding of deep convection and its organization around the world. Our research group typically uses remote sensing and in situ observations from satellites (notably TRMM and GPM), surface sites, and aircraft. Involvement in field campaigns, past and future, is encouraged. A successful candidate will conduct original research, write manuscripts for publication, participate in professional meetings, and collaborate with faculty and graduate students at the University of Utah and other institutions under existing or future grants from NASA, NSF, DOE, or other sponsors. 

Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a relevant field, a strong mathematics and physics background, excellent writing and speaking skills, and strong programming abilities (familiarity with Linux, FORTRAN, and IDL, Matlab, or Python are desirable). Experience running and analyzing output from atmospheric models such as WRF is also desirable. The position can be started in summer 2018, though the starting date is negotiable based on mutual interest. The initial appointment will be for one year, renewable dependent on performance and availability of funding. 

Salary is competitive based on experience and qualifications. The University of Utah offers competitive benefits. The position is open until filled and full consideration will be given to applications received by March 31, 2018. 

To apply for the position, please submit a complete CV, a letter expressing research interests, and the names and contact information of 3 referees to Prof. Edward Zipser ( 

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447. 

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.