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Postdoctoral Research Associate I

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, Arizona
Laboratory and Research

Posting Number: req6157

Department: Hydrology & Atmospheric Sci

Location: Main Campus

Address: Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Arizona (UA) is seeking a motivated Postdoctoral Scholar in hydrology and remote sensing of precipitation and water cycle. As part of the effort, the successful candidate will work with a team of investigators from the University of Arizona, NASA centers, and other universities to advance the global precipitation climatology project (GPCP), particularly in high latitudes and cold regions. However, there is also flexibility in the type of research that will be determined based on the strengths and experience of the candidate.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Innovative research and participation in proposal writing.
  • Independent research and effective contributions to the field.
  • Publish high-quality peer-reviewed journal articles and present the results in conferences.
  • Report regularly to the project team.
  • Develop efficient codes and writing user instructions.
  • Work with the project team and graduate students.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work on more than one project.
  • Ability to perform high-quality work both individually and within a group.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in hydrometeorology, hydrology, atmospheric science, civil engineering, or related fields.
  • Experience in computer programing (e.g., Matlab, Python, Fortran, C).
  • Strong record of publishing papers in high-ranked journals.
  • Experience in Machine Learning.
  • Experience in writing proposals for funding agencies.
  • Experience in handling large data sets and/or high-performance computing.
  • Experience in working with remote sensing, reanalysis, and model data.
  • Experienced
    in working with remote sensing, reanalysis, and/or model data for hydrology,
    hydrometeorology, ecosystem, and atmospheric studies.

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: DOE

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Contact Information for Candidates

Kathy Varin

Business Manager, Sr.

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV), Cover Letter, and Three Additional Documents

Special Instructions to Applicant

Applications should consist of a full CV, a Cover Letter, and in the Additional Document slots, (1) a 2-page letter describing your research interests and qualifications and/or why your work is innovative and needs to be supported, (2) copies of at least three representative publications (no more than 6), and (3) a list of contact information for 3 referees.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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