Postdoctoral Associates in Atmospheric Science and Engineering Application
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Closing date: 01 May 2020
Applications are sought for two Post Doctoral Associates to join a vibrant and inter-disciplinary research team focused on atmospheric science and renewable energy applications. Successful applicants will participate in two projects funded by the U.S. Department of Energy. They will be supervised by Professor Sara C. Pryor (Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, http://www.geo.cornell.edu/eas/PeoplePlaces/Faculty/spryor/ and will collaborate closely with Professor Rebecca J. Barthelmie (Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, <https://blogs.cornell.edu/barthelmie/>).
The first position is focused on climate dynamics and downscaling of sustained and gust wind speeds using both numerical and statistical approaches, and diagnostic evaluation of model performance and skill (further details and apply via <https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16071>). Familiarity with statistical methods is essential and experience with WRF, MATLAB and high-performance computing is desirable.
The second position is focused principally on simulations of wakes within and downstream of large offshore wind turbine arrays using meso- and micro-scale models (further details and apply via <https://academicjobsonline.org/ajo/jobs/16072>). Familiarity with WRF is essential. Experience with microscale computational fluid dynamics models and high-performance computing, plus understanding of wind turbine wakes is desirable.
Successful applicants will hold a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, engineering or related subject. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are highly desirable. Applications received by 1 May 2020 will receive full consideration. Preferred start dates are 1 June 2020, but may be extended to 15 August 2020 for exceptional candidates. Initial appointments will be for 1 year with the possibility of renewal. Applications will only be accepted via Academic Jobs Online.