Penn State Meteorology

Grad student recruitment

One funded Ph.D. assistantship is available in the Modeling Extreme Weather and Climate (MEWAC) lab within Penn State University's (PSU's) Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science starting in the fall of 2020. Our lab is seeking a creative, passionate, dedicated student interested in extreme weather, particularly at subseasonal and beyond timescales. Qualified students will preferably have solid supplementary backgrounds in math, statistics, and computer/data science. Research experience is desirable, although not required. Information about MEWAC's past and ongoing research can be found here.

Students may have flexibility to explore particular research areas that interest them. In particular, possible topics include developing metrics to quantify extreme weather events, evaluating severe storm proxies in global NWP/climate data, societal hazards associated with snow and freezing rain, tropical cyclone dynamics, and high-resolution atmospheric model development.

If desired, potential applicants may e-mail czarzycki [at] psu [dot] edu to discuss potential research projects, funding opportunities, and the department/university/State College area.

Applications for Fall 2020 are due January 15th. Specific information about graduate student applications in the Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science at PSU can be found here. Please feel free to share with potentially interested candidates.