Research Positions to investigate new approaches to modeling planetary boundary layers and convection in Earth system models
The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences program at Princeton University, in cooperation with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks postdoctoral or more senior researchers for new projects on modeling planetary boundary layers and convection in Earth system models at GFDL, particularly for (1) implementing and analyzing an eddy diffusivity/mass flux (EDMF) parameterization for boundary layers and convection and (2) improved modeling of momentum flux in planetary boundary layers. The first project is a collaboration with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The researcher will work in collaboration with GFDL, UCLA, The University of Connecticut, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, aiming at a unified approach to moist turbulent processes for boundary layers and deep convection. The second project is a collaboration with the Pennsylvania State University. The researcher will work in collaboration with GFDL, Penn State, and the National Center for Atmospheric Research, aiming at including momentum flux in higher-order closure for boundary-layer turbulence. The positions support newly funded, multi-agency, interdisciplinary Climate Process Teams. The teams will provide opportunities to blend modeling, theory, and observational perspectives. The Climate Process Teams are tackling some of the most challenging problems in climate science and atmospheric prediction using one of the world's leading modeling systems.
Successful applicants will work with Leo Donner and Ming Zhao at GFDL and multi-institutional team members.
Scientists with backgrounds in general circulation modeling, parameterization development, and modeling of atmospheric processes are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a PhD in atmospheric science or a related field. Complete applications, including a CV, a statement describing research interests and how they would contribute to the project, and contact information for 3 references should be submitted by September 15, 2019 for full consideration. Applicants should apply online to http://www.princeton.edu/acad-positions/position/13141. For more information about the research projects and application process, please contact Leo Donner (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ming Zhao (email@example.com). This position is subject to the University's background check policy. Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.