Post-Doctoral scholar to study atmospheric applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs)

Job Posting

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of North Dakota is seeking a post-doctoral scholar to study atmospheric applications of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs). The candidate with work with Dr. Mark Askelson to evaluate impacts of weather on UASs, to explore use of UASs in atmospheric sciences, and to evaluate weather impacts on systems that support UASs. The applicant also has opportunities to participate in other projects, which have foci that include regional climate studies, convection, and winter weather. Inquiries regarding this position should be directed to Dr. Mark Askelson (

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of a Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, or a closely related field, by start-up date.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with aviation meteorology, numerical weather predication, data assimilation, and Observation System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs).

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Data collection, analysis, and reporting/publishing
  • Numerical modeling and data assimilation
  • Coordination of meetings/research group
  • Student mentoring
  • Travel to meetings/conferences

Appointment Terms

The position is for one year, with the possibility of extension to two years. The position offers a competitive salary with generous benefits. The anticipated start date is 1 May 2018, with the position open until filled.

Application Details

To apply, please see

posted: 21 February 2018     Please mention EARTHWORKS when responding to this advertisement.