Postdoctoral Scholar in Atmospheric Science

Groton, CT
Aug 10, 2017
Position Type
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Atmospheric Science
Job ID: 2018056
Location: Avery Point Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Posting

The Department of Marine Sciences at UConn, Avery Point is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to study the evolution of coastal mesoscale convective systems. The candidate will work with Dr. Kelly Lombardo to quantify the influence of elevated terrain and the marine atmospheric boundary layer on convective storm processes and the associated severe hazards. The opportunity exists to participate in additional ongoing projects, including those in support of the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Propagation of Intra-Seasonal Tropical Oscillations (PISTON) Departmental Research Initiative (DRI). Inquiries for this position should be directed to Dr. Kelly Lombardo (

Minimum Qualifications

Completion of a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, physics, or a closely related area; and experience simulating convective storms using numerical models.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with cloud resolving numerical models, such as Cloud Model 1 (CM1), and/or mesoscale numerical models, such the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model.

Appointment Terms

The postdoctoral position is for one year with the possibility of extension to two years. The position offers a competitive salary with generous health benefits. The start date for the position is flexible, with a preference for late fall/early winter 2017.

To Apply

Please apply online at to upload a cover letter outlining research experience and interests, a CV containing academic degrees, contact information for three references, and a list of scientific publications and accomplishments. For full consideration, application materials must be received by November 6, 2017. Employment of the successful candidate will be contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search # 2018056)

This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on November 6, 2017.

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