Postdoctoral Position: Predicting Hazardous Weather Conditions Using Modern Machine Learning Techniques

Naval Research Laboratory's Marine Meteorology Division (NRL-MMD) is searching for a Postdoctoral researcher.

 

Date posted

Apr. 12, 2018 12:00 am

Application deadline

May 12, 2018 12:00 am

Organization

Naval Research Laboratory's Marine Meteorology Division (NRL-MMD)

Location

  • United States

Job description

Postdoctoral Position: Predicting Hazardous Weather Conditions Using Modern Machine Learning Techniques

The Atmospheric Properties and Effects section of the Naval Research Laboratory's Marine Meteorology Division (NRL-MMD) is searching for a Postdoctoral researcher, specializing in processing of scientific data, with a focus toward using modern machine learning techniques. The appointment is for one year beginning Fall 2018, with potential for extension.

RESEARCH FOCUS

  1. Combine weather satellite and model data in order to improve the representation of clouds and other weather conditions hazardous to U.S. Navy operations.
  2. Explore modern machine learning and statistical analysis techniques to discover the best possible environmental characterization using large, diverse datasets.
  3. Apply existing forecast skill metrics to novel prediction systems, and design novel metrics to assist with forecast system development.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.
  • PhD in Atmospheric or Computer Science (or related scientific discipline)
  • Experience with computer programming
  • Knowledge of statistical analysis methods and/or modern machine learning techniques

HOW TO APPLY If interested or for more information please e-mail: satellite-team@nrlmry.navy.mil

JOB BENEFITS NRL recruits post-doctoral researchers through the prestigious National Research Council and American Society for Engineering Education post-doctoral programs. These programs offer highly competitive pay and generous benefits.

http://sites.nationalacademies.org/PGA/RAP/index.htm

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