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Postdoctoral Researcher-Wildfire Meteorology

Company: Northern Virginia Daily
Location: San Jose
Posted on: March 18, 2023

Job Description:

San Jose State University Research Foundation San Jose, CA Temporary Research The goal of the project is to conduct fire weather research and field observations relating fire-atmosphere interactions to fire behavior at multiple scales. The candidate will be responsible for leading field deployments of WIRC's mobile assets including Doppler LiDAR and Ka-band Doppler radar to active wildfires in addition to executing small-scale wildland fire field experiments in complex terrain. The candidate will be required to be fire-line qualified, pass an off-road drivers safety course, and be responsible for crews in the field. The post-doctoral position is part of the Wildfire Interdisciplinary Research Center (WIRC) at SJSU and the candidate will interact regularly with the seven faculty associated with the WIRC. The position is available for up to two years based on satisfactory performance in the first year.ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES1. Lead field deployments of Doppler LiDAR and Ka-band Doppler radar to active wildfires.2. Execute small-scale wildland fire field experiments in complex terrain.3. Development of wind profiling network and data management system.4. Conduct data analysis of radar, LiDAR, and micrometeorological data to understand fire behavior.QUALIFICATIONSEducation and Experience* Ph.D. in atmospheric science, meteorology, or a closely related field required.* Experience in boundary layer meteorology, Doppler radar and LiDAR remote sensing, data processing and visualization.* Experience in instrument deployments, electronics, and sensor networks.* Experience processing turbulence, LiDAR, micrometeorological data.Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required* Knowledge of Doppler radar and LiDAR remote sensing, micrometeorology instrumentation, programming in Python or Matlab, or equivalent, data processing and visualization.* Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.* Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.* Initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

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Keywords: Northern Virginia Daily, San Jose , Postdoctoral Researcher-Wildfire Meteorology, Other , San Jose, California

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