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Postdoctoral Associate-1803161

Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume):

Ph.D. in atmospheric science or closely related field in hand by August 2019. Experience conducting research in atmospheric science or closely related field. Experience in convection and/or cloud process research. Experience with running and analyzing atmospheric numerical models.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in atmospheric numerical models development. Experience in a multi-institutional research environment.


Brief Description of Duties:
The Climate Extremes Modeling Group at in the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences at Stony Brook University seeks a highly-motivated candidate for a postdoctoral researcher. The research will focus on the response of clouds and convection to warming using a multi-model ensemble of both Cloud Resolving Model (CRM) and General Circulation Model (GCM) simulations run in radiative-convective equilibrium (RCE). This will include both analyzing existing simulations as well as designing and performing new idealized numerical simulations with various atmospheric models to explore the impact of self-aggregation of convection on simulated climate and feedbacks. The selected candidate will have proficient communication skills as evidenced by published results and presentations. A successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively both independently and in a team environment with a diverse staff.

  • Perform single column model (SCM) and general circulation model (GCM) simulations with the CAM.
  • Analyze SCM/GCM differences in clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity in CAM.
  • Develop analysis techniques for comparison of clouds, self-aggregation and climate sensitivity across RCEMIP model simulations.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific journals and present results at conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.

Special Notes:

This is a full time appointment. The Research Foundation of SUNY is a private educational corporation. Employment is subject to the Research Foundation policies and procedures, sponsor guidelines and the availability of funding. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
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Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Suffolk County's only academic medical center and tertiary care provider. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), a multidisciplinary research laboratory supporting world class scientific programs utilizing state-of-the-art facilities such as the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider, the National Synchrotron Light Source, and the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, and the New York Blue IBM BG/L+P supercomputer, owned by Stony Brook and managed by BNL. Stony Brook is a partner in managing the Laboratory for the Department of Energy, and is the largest institutional scientific user of BNL facilities. As such, many opportunities exist for collaborative research, and in some cases, joint appointments can be arranged.


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Official Job Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Job Field: Post Doctoral
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Schedule: Full-time Day Shift 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences-The Research Foundation for The State University of New York at Stony Brook
Posting Start Date: Oct 31, 2018
Posting End Date: Dec 31, 2018, 12:59:00 AM
Salary: Commensurate with experience within the range of $48,000 - $58,000
Salary Grade: E89

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Posted: 11/1/2018
Application Due: 12/31/2018
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