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Distinguished Principal Investigator for Urban Meteorological Research and Applications
Updated: Jan 06, 2023

Employer Information
The Institute of Urban Meteorology, CMA, Beijing (hereinafter referred to as IUM), was founded in 1974. In 1997, based on the Beijing Institute of Meteorological Sciences, the China Meteorological Administration (CMA) and the Beijing Municipal People's Government jointly established the Urban Meteorological Engineering and Technology Research Center in Beijing. In 2002, with the reform of national public welfare research institutes, it became one of the eight national professional institutes of the China Meteorological Administration. In 2006, it was awarded a post-doctoral workstation, in 2011, an Urban Meteorology Research-Beijing International Science and Technology Cooperation Base, and in 2013, an Urban Meteorology Research-National International Science and Technology Cooperation Base. In October 2018, it was approved by the CMA and was officially renamed the "Institute of Urban Meteorology, Beijing".
As a scientific research institution specializing in urban meteorological research, the IUM is committed to strengthening the construction of urban meteorological disciplines based on the strategic needs of national urbanization and ecological civilization construction; conducting basic applied research and the research and development of applied technologies in urban boundary layers and the atmospheric environment, fine urban meteorological forecasting, the urban climate and in ecological development. It aims to provide scientific and technological support to enhance the ability of urban meteorological disaster prevention and mitigation, the ability of ecological civilization meteorological security, and the ability to cope with climate change.
In 2016, the IUM signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) framework agreement as part of a strategic cooperation agreement with the School of Atmospheric and Geographical Sciences of the University of Oklahoma, U.S.A., to conduct the joint research and development of high-resolution observation data quality control technology and assimilation application technology. In 2017, the IUM established the Joint Urban Meteorological Project (JUMP) with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR), focusing on basic and applied research in the field of urban meteorology. As a result, a mechanism for the exchange of disciplines between the two sides was established, to drive the training of talents in the field of urban meteorology.
To further strengthen the training of high-level talents, give full play to its leading role in the meteorological science and technology innovation system, and effectively enhance the core competitiveness of scientific and technological innovation, the recruitment of high-level talents has been launched.

Job Title
Distinguished Principal Investigator for Urban Meteorological Research and Applications

Valid Through
3 years

Job Description
Plan for major scientific issues; effectively organize and lead teams to carry out innovative research in the field; apply for and undertake major scientific and technological projects; undertake major scientific and technological tasks; promote and implement major scientific and technological innovation activities; address key technical problems in modern meteorological operations; and publish high-level papers.

Salary and Benefits
An annual salary of 1 million yuan and a research start-up budget of 1 million yuan.

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