Department of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering in the College of Engineering at the University of Michigan


Join the CYGNSS science team! Seeking qualified applicants

Posted: March 30, 2015

The university is looking for an individual to join the CYGNSS science team, a NASA mission led by the University of Michigan to study tropical cyclones (TC) and tropical convection. This post-doctoral fellow or research faculty position will support the scientific activities of the mission's Science Operations Center (SOC).

Position Synopsis

The individual will work closely with the SPRL software engineers who are developing and operating the SOC, and with the other science team members directly involved with algorithm development, cal/val activities, and special modes operations.  The individual may also pursue their own scientific research interests related to the CYGNSS mission and will have unique access to the early and low level data products to do so.


The position requires a Ph.D. degree in a related field (e.g. Atmospheric Science, Meteorology, Physics, Engineering). Familiarity with tropical meteorology and Earth remote sensing are desirable.

Appointment Info

The position is full-time for a minimum of one year, with the possibility for an extension throughout the mission life. Starting salary and rank will depend on the qualifications of the candidate, with the expectation of advancement based on performance.


The position opens in March 2015 and will remain open until a suitable candidate is selected. Read the attached position description (PDF) for additional information, including qualifications. Interested individuals should submit a statement of interest and current CV to Prof. Chris Ruf (

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