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Job Record #18912
TitlePostdoctoral Position Studying the Dynamics of Extreme Weather
CategoryJob in Academia
EmployerHampton University, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group
LocationUnited States, Virginia, Hampton
InternationalYes, international applications are welcome
Closure Date* None *
The Center for Atmospheric Sciences at Hampton University* (HU) seeks candidates for a postdoctoral 
research associate position studying the fluid dynamics of extreme weather with Professor Stephen Guimond 
and members of the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Group (GFDG). The GFDG studies the dynamics of extreme 
weather using all available tools: theory, numerical simulations, and observations. Special attention is paid to 
using numerical models to study the underlying mechanics using state-of-the-art computational fluid 
dynamics techniques (e.g., continuous and discontinuous Galerkin methods). In addition, remote sensing 
measurements from ground-based, airborne and satellite platforms are used to characterize the relevant 
physical processes and perform dynamical budget studies.

The candidate will work as part of the HU Severe Weather Research Center, which houses several remote 
sensing instruments including a new, dual-polarized, Doppler phased array radar at X-band, a scanning 
Doppler lidar and a direct broadcast antenna for receiving real-time satellite data. In addition to the basic 
research described above, the candidate will also contribute to applied research by using the data from these 
measurements to improve forecasts of extreme weather for various applications.

The position is listed for two years at a competitive salary with a full benefits package subject to a formal 
review each year. Extensions for additional years are possible for motivated candidates.

Job Duties: Conduct idealized and realistic numerical simulations of extreme weather using community and 
research numerical models at a range of scales, including resolved turbulence. Analyze remote sensing data 
from radars and satellites to characterize turbulence/convection and include this data in initial conditions for 
forecasts. Publish new research findings in high-quality journals and present at national conferences.

Qualifications:  Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Applied Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, 
Physics, or a related field.  A record of high-quality, peer-reviewed publications is essential.

Requirements:  The candidate must be fully proficient in at least one low-level programming language 
(preferably Fortran), one high-level programming language (e.g., Python or Matlab) and Unix. The candidate 
must have excellent oral and written communication skills and be able to interface between applied 
mathematics, computer science and atmospheric physics.

To Apply: 
Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a completed Application for Faculty Employment 
( to: Dr. Stephen Guimond at Interested candidates are highly encouraged to reach out to Dr. Guimond 
before submitting a full application. Positions can start as soon as possible.  A formal review of applications 
will begin on January 31, 2024. 

*Hampton University is a leading historically black university located on the Virginia Peninsula in the City of 
Hampton. The University welcomes students, faculty and staff from all racial, ethnic and gender 
Contact Information:
Please mention the CFD Jobs Database, record #18912 when responding to this ad.
NameDr. Stephen Guimond
Email ApplicationYes
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