Job Information

University of Utah Research Associate in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 08/19/2022

Requisition Number PRN31979B

Job Title Research Associate

Working Title Research Associate

Job Grade A00

FLSA Code Professional

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00109 - Atmospheric Sciences

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 42,500 to 62,500

Close Date

Open Until Filled No

Job Summary

The successful candidates will join an established research team in atmospheric modeling and data assimilation and work collaboratively with scientists at the University of Utah, NOAA , NASA , NCAR , and the broad community. The specific research projects involve tropical convection over Maritime Continent and the Atlantic Ocean.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office and remote site environments

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Infrequently: Bending, reaching overhead, capable of lifting 50 lb


Qualified applicants should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or relevant fields, familiarity with

numerical modeling, and strong programming abilities. Previous research experiences in one of the following areas (but not limited to): cloud and mesoscale modeling, atmospheric boundary layer, tropical convection, tropical cyclones, and data assimilation are helpful.

Minimum Qualifications


The position is available immediately. The starting date is negotiable based on mutual interests. The appointment will be initially for two years, renewable, and dependent on satisfactory performance and funding availability. Salary will be competitive based on experience and qualification. The position is open now until filled.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

To apply for the position, please submit a complete CV, a letter expressing research interests, and the names and contact information of 3 references to Prof. Zhaoxia Pu (

This position will require the successful completion of a criminal background check. The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Additional Information

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students and patients from all backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented students and patients.

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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