Cornell University, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences

Position ID:Cornell-Earth and Atmospheric Sciences-POSTDOCTORALASSOCIATE [#22676, WDR-00033271]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Associate in Atmospheric Science (Ithaca, New York)
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ithaca, New York 14853, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Atmospheric Sciences / Atmospheric Sciences
Appl Deadline:2022/12/15 11:59PMhelp popup* finished (2022/09/07, finished 2023/05/24, listed until 2022/12/15)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Postdoctoral Associate in Atmospheric Science 
Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences 
Cornell University 
Ithaca, New York 

Who We Are 

Cornell's Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences engages in world-class research, and outstanding teaching, service and outreach. Cornell earth and atmospheric scientists are engaged around the world as international leaders in a wide range of disciplines.  

Professor Sara C. Pryor and her group use a combination of field measurements, big data analytics and high-fidelity numerical models to address research questions in atmospheric science and energy science. She is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the American Meteorological Society.

What You Will Do 

We are looking for a Postdoctoral Associate to join a vibrant research team focused on performing and analyzing high-resolution simulations with the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF). You will participate in research applying WRF to address research questions in the realms of climate dynamics and wind energy applications. The job duties include:

• Compiling WRF-SWAN-ROMS model chain and WRF on various computing platforms.
• Conducting and evaluating numerical downscaling simulations using WRF.
• Develop publication-quality research manuscripts.
• Data archiving using best-practice data provenance procedures. 

What We Need

• Ph.D. in atmospheric science, engineering, or related subject.
• Experience with high-performance computing environments and the Weather Research and Forecasting model (WRF) is required.
• Familiarity with coupling WRF to ocean models and with wind energy applications is highly desirable. 

This is a full-time position and will be located in Ithaca, New York. This is a one-year appointment with possible extension depending on funding and performance. 

Rewards and Benefits 

We hope you appreciate great benefits. Cornell receives national recognition as an award-winning workplace for our health, well-being, sustainability, and diversity initiatives.

• Salary will be commensurate with experience.
• Our benefits program includes comprehensive health care options, generous retirement contributions, employee discounts with local and national retail brands, and more.
• Our leave provisions include three weeks of vacation and 13 holidays: Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and the day after, and an end of the year winter break from December 25 - January 1.
• Cornell's impressive educational benefits include tuition-free Extramural Study and Employee Degree Program, tuition aid for external education, and Cornell Children's Tuition Assistance program.
• We invite you to follow this link to get more information:

To apply: 

Please apply via Academic Jobs Online (

Qualified candidates should submit a letter of application, a current curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and a statement of contribution to diversity, equity, and inclusion via the website.

Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled, but those received by October 15. 2022 will receive full consideration. The posting will close on December 15, 2022.

The preferred start date is before January 16, 2023. 

For more information, please contact Professor Sara C. Pryor (

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Pay Ranges:

The hiring rate of pay for the successful candidate will be determined considering the following criteria:

  • Prior relevant work or industry experience.
  • Education level to the extent education is relevant to the position.
  • Academic Discipline (faculty pay ranges reflects 9-month annual salary)
  • Unique applicable skills.

Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the position description.

Further Info:
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4120 Snee Hall
Ithaca, NY 14853