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Employment

Postdoctoral Position in Southern Ocean Overturning Circulation Dynamics at UCLA

A postdoctoral position is available with Andrew Stewart in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA, in collaboration with Andy Hogg at the Australian National University. The postdoctoral researcher will work on a NASA-funded project to characterize and detect variability in the Southern Ocean Overturning Circulation, with an emphasis on the deep branch supplied by Antarctic Bottom Water Export. The research will involve working with high-resolution global ocean model output, NASA ocean reanalysis products, and NASA satellite products. A strong background in physical oceanography is required, and experience with numerical modeling and statistical methods is preferred. The position is available immediately and is initially for one full year. An extension of the position to two or more years in duration is anticipated, subject to satisfactory progress with the project. To apply, please send a CV and the names of three references to Andrew directly via astewart@atmos.ucla.edu.

A PhD in Oceanography or a related discipline is required. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

Postdoctoral Position in Regional Climate Modeling

Prof. Alex Hall's research group is soliciting applications for a postdoctoral researcher with expertise in regional atmospheric modeling to join a new and high-impact project on the future of wildfire in California. The successful candidate will design and execute regional climate modeling simulations with the WRF model.

This position offers exciting opportunities to closely collaborate with physical and social scientists across multiple academic and governmental climate research institutions. The candidate will also have the ability to engage with stakeholders involved in wildfire management across California, along with unique opportunities to present their work to regional policymaker and the media. The position also offers a chance for the candidate to mentor junior researchers and provide leadership on overall modeling activities for the group.

The position will initially be a 1-year appointment, renewable for an additional once or more years given satisfactory performance and funding availability.

Requirements for this position include:

  • PhD in Atmospheric Sciences or related field, ideally conferred by July 1, 2019
  • Experience running the Weather Research and Forecast (WRF) model or a comparable model for dynamical downscaling purposes
  • Experience running WRF or a comparable model on high-performance computing systems(e.g., Cheyenne, XSEDE, NERSC) and comfort working in Linux environments
  • Strong programming and data analytical skills for climate information (e.g., Python, CDO, NCO)
  • Demonstrated record of publishing scientific papers on regional atmospheric or climate modeling, climate extremes, wildfire, hydrology, or related topics
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Creative problem-solving skill and desire to work on cross-disciplinary climate science topics

Benefits of joining the group include:

  • Producing knowledge and products that are critical to climate adaptation in California
  • Travel support to present your research at scientific conferences
  • Science communication training and ability to engage with high-visibility media outlets
  • Collaborating with a diverse and inclusive team of researchers

To apply for this position, please email a detailed CV, a 1-page statement of interest in this positon, and contact information for three references to Neil Berg: nberg@iose.ucla.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

For more about Prof. Hall’s research activities, visit https://dept.atmos.ucla.edu/alexhall

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please follow this link: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


Postdoctoral research position on regional air quality modeling

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences seeks a postdoctoral scholar to support modeling activities of FIREX-AQ, a joint NOAA/NASA field program to better study the atmospheric effects of wildland and agricultural fires in the U.S. Anticipated duties include leading the development, testing, deployment and evaluation of a prediction system to forecast biomass burning smoke that constraints emissions in near-real time using satellite retrievals, coordinating multiple air quality forecasting systems provided by other institutions to support flight planning and perform post-campaign analysis, participating in the field deployment, and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.

Desired qualifications include a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, physics, engineering, or a related field, strong quantitative and programming skills, experience on running air quality models and analyzing their output, knowledge on data assimilation and/or inverse modeling, and strong scientific writing skills.

Applicants should send a CV with a cover letter, three references, and a one page summary of recent work and interests as a single PDF document to Prof. Pablo Saide. This appointment is for one year, renewable for up to three years pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The position is available starting immediately but the start date is flexible. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about Prof. Pablo Saide’s research group please visit https://dept.atmos.ucla.edu/saide.

For more about the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences research activities, visit http://www.atmos.ucla.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please follow this link: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


Research Position in Regional Earth System Modeling

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) seeks two postdoctoral scholars, supervised by Prof. Ulli Seibt and Prof. Jochen Stutz. The positions would begin in the Winter of 2018 and are initially for one year, with the option of renewals for up to two years, contingent on satisfactory progress.

The research area is the observation and modelling of land biosphere fluxes of OCS/CO2/H2O and solar induced fluorescence (SIF). One position focuses on the acquisition and interpretation of field data from flux towers in the rainforest in Costa Rica, agricultural fields in Iowa, and the boreal forest in central Canada. The second position has a stronger focus on numerical modeling activities related to the field data. Combining the various datasets will be a component of both positions.

Candidates with experience in biosphere remote sensing, gas exchange measurements, carbon cycle modeling, or related research areas are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field, proof of effective oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical skills.

Applicants should submit (1) a statement of research interests and goals, no longer than one page, (2) a complete CV, including contact information for three references, and (3) at least one first- authored publication/manuscript. The materials should be addressed to Ulli Seibt and Jochen Stutz . Consideration of applications will begin on Nov 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

For more about the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences research activities, visit http://www.atmos.ucla.edu.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please follow this link: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.