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Postdoctral Postion Aerosols, Chemistry and Health

A Postdoctoral Researcher position is available in the University of California at Los Angeles Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in Prof. S.R. Paulson's group. The successful candidate will have latitude to focus on cloudwater processes or human health, or a combination of both, according to the successful candidate's interests and evolving needs. The research will investigate relationships between reactive oxygen species formation and aerosol chemical composition including experimental investigation of the underlying aqueous chemistry, biological assays, model development, and relationships with health, in the lab, field and/or as part of collaborations. The position is initially for one year and may be renewed.

Requirement: Candidates should have a Ph.D. in a relevant field by the time of the appointment, as well as highly effective oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work as part of a research team. Familiarity with aerosol instrumentation field work, model development and/or biochemical techniques is highly desirable. Title and salary will be commensurate with experience, within the flexibility of the funding sources.  UCLA offers excellent benefits.

Interested applicants should send a single pdf including cover letter, curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and other relevant documentation if any to Prof. Suzanne Paulson (paulson@atmos.ucla.edu). Consideration of applications will begin immediately and will continue until position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The University and Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences are committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color , religion , sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


 

Postdoctoral Position in Regional Hydroclimate Variability and Change at UCLA

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences seeks a postdoctoral scholar to be supervised by Prof. Alex Hall and Dr. Naomi Goldenson, contributing to efforts to understand regional changes to the hydrologic cycle in partnership with stakeholders in California. The term would initially be for one year, but is renewable for at least one additional year, contingent on funding and satisfactory progress.

The general research involves using global and regional climate models to identify and understand regional changes in the hydrologic cycle under climate change, with a particular focus on heavy precipitation and drought in California. This position is unique in that it includes engagement with water managers and other stakeholders. In particular we seek to formulate storylines to quantify likely climate impacts in a scientifically justifiable and accessible manner.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field, effective oral and written communication skills, and strong programming and analytical skills. Experience with or inclination to learn Python is preferred. Candidates should demonstrate interest in both the relevant outstanding regional climate questions and the process of informing research questions through stakeholder interactions.

Applicants should submit (1) a statement of research interests and goals, no longer than one page, and (2) a complete CV, including contact information for three references. These materials should be addressed to Ms. Katharine Reich at kreich@ioes.ucla.edu. Please mention where you saw this posting. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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.

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


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 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.