Postdoctoral Fellowships

  • Requirements: Successful applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in meteorology, physics or related fields, and have a solid working knowledge of satellite remote sensing, statistical analysis, and scientific programming (Python, IDL, Fortran, C, Matlab, or similar). An excellent level of written and spoken English is required. Applicants must also have strong technical writing and presentation skills.

    Job Duties: Applications are invited for a postdoctoral (Research Associate) position in the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The successful candidate will work on NOAA-funded projects and conduct research in satellite remote sensing of sea ice, lake and river ice, and/or snow cover. The work will focus on developing, improving, maintaining, and using snow and ice products derived from polar-orbiting and geostationary weather satellite data with visible, infrared, passive and active microwave instruments. The candidate will also have the opportunity to work on maintaining and improving a broad suite of satellite-based snow and ice products, and on exploring the roles of snow and ice in the weather and climate systems. The candidate will be expected to conduct the research in consultation with the principal investigator and other team members, and is encouraged to explore new project ideas and assist in the development of new research proposals.

    This full-time position is available immediately. The initial appointment is for one year with possible extension depending on satisfactory performance and funding. Starting salary is $60,000 annually. Some onsite work is required.

    Interested candidates are encouraged to submit an application that includes: (1) a cover letter that describes the applicant’s research experience and qualifications related to this position, (2) detailed curriculum vitae with a full list of research publications, and (3) contacts of three academic references to Denise Weidner, denise.weidner@ssec.wisc.edu. Please reference “Research Associate – CIMSS” in the subject line of your application materials. The selection process will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.