Position Summary: The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in association with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) and the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Iowa, seeks a postdoctoral or more senior scientist for research related to interannual to decadal variations of tropical cyclone activity using high-resolution dynamical models. A key focus will be the impact of large-scale climate on Atlantic tropical cyclone frequency, track and landfall. This would likely include the impact of Pacific and Atlantic Ocean variability, along with changes in radiative forcing, on tropical cyclones. The research will also assess the predictability of, and develop prediction methodologies for, tropical cyclone frequency, track and landfall at the seasonal scale with a lead time of one month and longer. The research will make extensive use of both observations and a variety of modeling tools, including newly developed high-resolution global climate models.
The position is for one year renewable for up to three years pending satisfactorily progress. Complete applications, including a CV, publication list, at least 3 letters of recommendation, and a one-to-two page statement of research interests should be submitted by September 30, 2013 for full consideration. For additional information, contact Gabriel Vecchi (Gabriel.A.Vecchi@noaa.gov).
Essential Qualifications: The selected candidate will have a Ph.D. and one or more of the following attributes: (a) a strong background in climate dynamics or a closely related field, (b) experience using and analyzing advanced climate models, and (c) strong diagnostic skills in analyzing large data sets.
Education Required: Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.