Dear Colleagues,

Applications are invited for a post-doctoral position with Prof. Brian Mapes
at the Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (RSMAS),
University of Miami. The position is for one year, subject to one renewal
year based on satisfactory performance. Review of applications will begin
September 23.

The project is sponsored by the Indian government’s National Monsoon Mission,
an international effort to improve the prediction of the Indian region’s monsoon,
especially summer rainfall and related processes. The successful candidate will
work toward holistic improvements of relevant global forecast models, by trying to
interpret and then minimize the tendency terms required to keep the model close to
observed (analyzed) state sequences. Such tendencies are written during runs
with relaxation or “nudging” terms.

The most relevant forecast model is the Climate Forecast System (CFS-v2), or
perhaps the Unified Model. Candidates with experience modifying these codes
and able to run them on relevant computers are especially desired. Data analysis
skills, as well as experience in scientific experiment design, interpretation,
and communication are critical attributes for the successful candidate. A Ph.D.
in atmospheric science is expected, and candidates should display a thorough
understanding of atmospheric modeling and its dependence on physical
parameterization schemes.

Applicants should email a 1-page statement of research interests and relevant
experience, plus a complete CV including contact information for three references,

Thank you for your interest. Please forward as appropriate.
(initial distribution list copied from a related NMM postdoc announcement).
Brian Mapes, Professor
Meteorology and Physical Oceanography
RSMAS, University of Miami
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway
Miami, FL 33149-1098
phone: (305) 421-4275