Job Openings in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences

Postdoctoral Research Position – Rainfall Variability in the Congo Basin

The University at Albany (UAlbany) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate with interests in performing NSF-funded research on understanding Congo rainfall variability and trends.  The research will be directed toward using a combined observational and modeling approach to investigate the nature and cause of the Congo rainfall variability in the 20st century, with an emphasis on the role of global sea surface temperatures.

* 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, and have strong quantitative, modeling and statistical skills. Expertise in climatic variability and dynamic meteorology is preferred. Candidates also should have the ability to work independently with climate models.

* Preferred Qualifications:

Ideal candidates would have experience using climate models to perform sensitivity simulations and analyzing observations, reanalysis data and historical simulations of global coupled atmosphere-ocean general circulation models from the CMIP5 archives.

Strong written and oral communication skills and a good record in publishing journal papers and conference presentations are also required.

Terms of appointment are for one year. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and is based on UAlbany salary scales.

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 Professor Liming Zhou (

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

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