Job Openings in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

The University at Albany is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with interests in performing NOAA-funded research on extended-range temperature and precipitation forecasting over the CONUS. The research will be directed toward improving temperature and precipitation forecasts on the 8-10 day time range at the NCEP Weather Prediction Center (WPC) in collaboration with selected WPC personnel. The research to be performed has the promise of providing operational forecasters in NOAA with a “first alert" to the possibility of the occurrence of extreme temperature and precipitation events during week two on the basis of current conditions and model forecasts.

* Minimum Qualifications:

Candidates should hold a Ph.D. in atmospheric science or a related discipline, conferred within the last five years, from a college or university accredited by the U.S Department of Education or an internationally recognized accrediting organization, have experience using numerical weather prediction models to perform synoptic-dynamic investigations and applying the resulting knowledge to operational forecasting practice. Candidates also should have the ability to work independently, and be willing to travel occasionally to NCEP and collaborate with WPC personnel.

* Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates would have real-time weather forecasting experience, along with the ability to work with operational global numerical weather prediction models and ensemble forecast systems.

Terms of appointment are for one year, renewable for one additional year subject to availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

All candidates must address in their applications their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Candidates are asked to submit electronically: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) the names of three individuals who can provide a letter of reference, and (4) a statement of professional interests to Professors Lance Bosart and Daniel Keyser (lbosart@albany.edu, dkeyser@albany.edu).

Closing date for receipt of applications: Until position is filled.


The Research Foundation of SUNY, at the University at Albany, seeks several people to work in conjuction with The Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, and the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center in support of the NYS Mesonet currently being developed.

We seek to fill a position of Senior Software Engineer, who will lead a team responsible for development and maintenance of software and applications that ingest, processes, archives, and distributes data and products from the State of New York Mesonet. See the full Job description

In addition, one, or more, Meteorological Field Technicians will be required to install and maintain the weather stations. See the full Job description


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The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance.

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