Postdoctoral/Senior Scientist: predictability and genesis mechanisms
of severe convective storms over the continental USA

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in association with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks a postdoctoral or a more senior scientist to conduct frontier studies on the predictability and genesis mechanisms of severe convective storms over the continental Unites States using available satellite and radar observations to validate a newly-developed global cloud-resolving model (supported by the Next Generation Global Prediction System project) with two-way global-to-regional nested grid capability, with the ultimate goal of transitioning the prediction capability into operational forecasting.

The selected candidate will have a Ph.D. in meteorology, atmospheric sciences, or a related field. The candidates should have substantial backgrounds in observations, theory, and/or modeling in tropical meteorology (e.g., tropical cyclones), convective-scale storms (e.g., supercell thunderstorms and derechoes), and associated analysis skill, to develop tools to aid model developers in building a next generation multi-scale prediction system for high-impact weather events.

The positions are for one year renewable for up to three years pending satisfactory progress and continued funding. The positions are subject to Princeton University's background check policy.

Applicants must apply online and submit a CV, publication list, contact information for at least 3 references, and a one-to-two page statement of research interests should be submitted to For additional information contact Shian-Jiann Lin ( and/or Lucas Harris (

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

posted: 06 April 2017     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.