Post-Doctoral researcher /Research Technician / Research assistant-ship in Remote Sensing of Cloud and Precipitation

Positions are available for a post-doctoral researcher, a research technician, and multiple graduate students to work in the department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi.

 

Date posted

June 28, 2019 12:00 am

Application deadline

Aug. 28, 2019 12:00 am

Organization

Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi

Location

  • United States

Job description

Post-Doctoral researcher /Research Technician / Research assistantship in Remote Sensing of Cloud and Precipitation

Department of Physical and Environmental Sciences
Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi 

Positions are available for a post-doctoral researcher, a research technician, and multiple graduate students to work in the department of Physical and Environmental Sciences at Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi. The candidates would work in Dr. Chuntao Liu ‘s research group (http://atmos.tamucc.edu/trmm/) in the studies of precipitation and properties of convective systems using 20+ years of TRMM and GPM observations. Current research directions include, but not limited to, remote sensing of precipitation with radar and passive microwave radiometers; understanding of extreme weather events, including relationship between lightning and the properties of convection; morphology and organization of convective systems; trace gases vertical transport by deep convection by using machine learning techniques. We are also involved in the field campaigns of DCOTSS to understand the trace gas transport into the lower stratosphere by overshooting storms over the United States in summer (https://dcotss.org/) and OYESNSA to understand the global electric circuit at Barrow Alaska (https://www.arm.gov/research/campaigns/nsa2017oyesnsa/). 

The Post-Doc incumbent should have earned a Ph.D. in the last five years in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, or other closely related fields, and has experience with management of large data sets, and visualization with IDL or Python. Familiarity with severe storms and satellite remote sensing may be helpful but is not required. The Post-Doc position will be supported for one year with the possibility of renewal for additional two years. 

The research technician is anticipated to help maintain and develop instruments to measure the atmospheric properties using various platforms. The applicant should have earned at least a BS degree in atmospheric science, engineering, computer science. The experiences with instrument design, 3D printing, and Raspberry Pi would be preferred. 

The graduate program is called Coastal and Marine System Science, it is an interdisciplinary program including the studies of Atmosphere, Oceanography, and Marine biology. Graduate students in Dr. Liu’s group will mainly work on the research topics focusing on the atmospheric sciences, but will have chances to share/develop the ideas with oceanographers and marine biologists. Details see: http://sci.tamucc.edu/PENS/CMSS/. Note that we are still recruiting students for enrollment in Spring 2020 (deadline Oct 14th). 

Candidates should provide their curriculum vitae, a one-page statement of research experience, available date, and the names of at least three references to chuntao.liu@tamucc.edu. The Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 

Application Deadline for Post-Doc and Technician: September 1st