Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Mesoscale Climatologist - Illinois State Water Survey/prairie

Published 2017-12-16
Expires 2019-06-14
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Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Mesoscale Climatologist - Illinois State Water Survey/prairie
United-states, Illinois, Urbana,
Published December 16, 2017

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Job type: Full time
Occupation: Visiting assistant research scientist, mesoscale climatologist - illinois state water survey/prairie research institute (a1700762)

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Visiting Assistant Research Scientist, Mesoscale Climatologist

Illinois State Water Survey

Prairie Research Institute

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The Illinois State Water Survey of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and has been a leader in the study of water resources for more than a century. Our research and service
programs provide citizens, industries, and government agencies at all levels with timely, science-based information and analyses necessary
to manage our water resources wisely for economic development and a sustainable environment.

The Illinois State Water Survey is
seeking a Visiting Assistant Research Scientist to develop and enhance the understanding of a multi-disciplinary mesoscale climatological
research program to extend the understanding of climate influences on mesoscale phenomena and contribute to a program using climate
information to improve solar energy performance.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Identify relevant
    research needs and project opportunities in mesoscale meteorology and climate science.
  • Contribute to research using climate
    information to improve solar energy performance
  • With guidance from experienced staff develop proposals for external funding to
    secure funding to support independent research focusing on advancing the understanding of past and future climate and impactful mesoscale
    weather events.
  • Publish the results of original research in high-quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals and other outlets with
    rigorous review processes.
  • Provide authoritative information on results of research projects for the public, other scientists,
    industry, and governmental agencies, and communicate research results through writing and public speaking.
  • Develop collaborations
    within ISWS, PRI, and the University of Illinois.
  • Ensure the safety of staff and equipment.
  • Contribute in the areas of
    education, outreach, and other service to ISWS, PRI, the University of Illinois, and the state of Illinois.
  • Actively participate in
    professional societies and associations

Position Requirements and Qualifications:

Education Required:
Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences with an emphasis on research in climate sciences and/or mesoscale meteorological phenomena.

Required: Course work and/or experience in conducting research in atmospheric and climate sciences. At least 1-3 years of work experience in
atmospheric sciences; MS and Ph.D. graduate work is acceptable experience; including thesis and dissertation. Early career track record for
publishing high quality, peer-reviewed scientific journals. Supervisory and/or team leadership experience.

Preferred: Lead/co-author
on multiple publications in high-level scientific journals and/or experience as PI or co-PI on a grant in climate sciences and/or mesoscale
meteorology. Experience in research relating the occurrence and intensity of high-impact mesoscale meteorological phenomena and their
relationship with past and future climatic conditions.

Knowledge Required: Ability to effectively acquire and manage project funds
and resources. Effective communication, collaboration, personal relations, and team work skills. Demonstrated ability to perform efficiently
with a professional demeanor in a diverse and fast-paced work environment consisting of multiple and changing priorities, under minimal
supervision. Attention to detail. Sound judgment. Proficiency in software and databases commonly-employed in the atmospheric sciences

Preferred: Understanding of large-scale climate/local weather relationships

This is a visiting full-time position paid on a
12-month basis. Position may become a regular position at a later date depending on funding and programmatic need.

Proposed start
date: as soon as possible after the closing date, or until a suitable candidate is identified. Salary: is commensurate with qualifications
and experience. Appointment status: full-time, visiting academic professional position Application procedures: Please complete your
candidate profile at and upload a cover
letter, CV/resume, and the contact information for three professional references by January 30, 2018. Interviews may be conducted before the
closing date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. All requested information must be submitted for your
application to be considered.

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of
a contingent offer.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Hannah Dorsey at (217) 333-4978 or rel="noopener" href="mailto:[email protected]" target="_blank">[email protected].

The University of Illinois is an Equal
Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. For more
information, visit To learn more about
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