Postdoctoral Associate in Atmospheric Science (Ithaca, New York)

Postdoctoral Associate in Atmospheric Science (Ithaca, New York)

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Postdoctoral Associate in Atmospheric Science

Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Cornell University

Ithaca, New York


Who We Are


Cornell's Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences engages in world-class research, and outstanding teaching, service and outreach. Professor Sara C. Pryor and her group use a combination of field measurements, big data analytics and high-fidelity numerical models to address research questions in climate science and energy science. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Meteorological Society.


What You Will Do


We are looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to join a new collaborative project between Cornell University and the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The project will develop and test, an integrated multi-container framework for the Weather Research and Forecasting model and deploy it to address science questions in three use-cases: (1) Land use/land cover (LULC) change in the US Northeast and feedbacks to extreme weather events and societal impacts. (2) Climate change impacts on wind and solar resources and (3) Air quality in the Northeast urban corridor. The appointee will focus primarily on use of WRF to address science questions within the three use-cases but will also include working with computational scientists to test and improve WRF simulations on cloud-based compute platforms. Accordingly, job duties (and effort allocation) are:

  • (50%) Conducting and evaluating numerical downscaling simulations using WRF.
  • (25%) Developing publication-quality research manuscripts.
  • (5%) Data archiving using best-practice data provenance procedures.
  • (20%) Testing containerize WRF realizations and post-processing tools.

What We Need

  • Ph.D. in atmospheric science, engineering, or related subject.
  • Experience with high-performance computing environments and the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) is required.

This is a full-time position and will be located in Ithaca, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance.


Rewards and Benefits


We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

  • Salary will be commensurate with experience.
  • Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and more.
  • Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25 - January 1.
  • Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
  • We invite you to follow this link to get more information: https://hr.cornell.edu/summaries-benefits.

To apply:


Please apply via Academic Jobs Online (https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/22758).


Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via the website. 


Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, but those received by November 1, 2022 will receive full consideration. The posting will close on December 31, 2022. The preferred start date is on/before February 1, 2023.


For more information, please contact Professor Sara C. Pryor (sp2279@cornell.edu).


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Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university's mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. With our main campus located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell's far-flung global presence includes the medical college's campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the Cornell Tech campus located on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

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