Position Announcements

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Post Doctorate Research Associate in Severe Storm Modeling and Observational Analysis at PNNL

Application Deadline: 19 December 2018

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a postdoctoral scientist to mainly work on a project related to severe thunderstorm modeling and observational analysis. The main work is about high-resolution modeling and observational analysis of severe storms to understand dynamical and physical factors impacting severe storms including changes in temperature, land surface, and aerosols. The postdoc associate may also involve in conducting global climate models (GCMs) simulations at regionally-refined configuration and evaluating the performance of such simulations in simulating severe storm properties. For more information, visit https://careers.pnnl.gov/psc/hrmsx/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant& and type in the Job ID of “308317” in the “Search Jobs” field.

Program Scientist at the NASA Earth Science Research and Analysis Program 

Application Deadline: 28 December 2018

The Earth Science Division (ESD) in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters is looking for a Program Scientist to manage the portfolio of radar-related and geodetic imaging tasks as well as natural-hazards related research within the Research & Analysis program, typically within the Earth surface and interior focus area. This position involves collaboration and coordination with the disasters element of the Applied Sciences Program within ESD. If you are currently a US federal employee, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517965100 to apply. If not, please go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517965400.

Professor and Chair of Meteorology at Wageningen University and Research

Application Deadline: 4 January 2018

The Meteorology faculty of Wageningen University and Research is looking for an innovative, dynamic, and inspiring scholar in the field of Meteorology to join the faculty and lead the Meteorology section within the Meteorology and Air Quality Group (MAQ) (0.8 – 1.0 fte).

You are invited to send your complete application to Johan Feenstra. Your application should include:

  • An application letter with curriculum vitae
  • A separate list of publications
  • Your vision on research and education in the domain of the Chair (Max 2 pages).

Postgraduate Opportunities at the University of Melbourne’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX)

Expression of Interest Deadline: 3 September 2018
Full Application Deadline: Unspecified

The CLEX node at the University of Melbourne is offering several Ph.D. scholarships on a competitive basis. Topics include data assimilation (DA), ensemble forecasting, dynamics, and predictability.

To meet the University’s internal deadline, submit your expression of interest by Monday, 3 September 2018.  The full application must be submitted by 31 October 2018 for domestic students (Australians or NZ citizens or Australian permanent residents) and 30 September 2018 for international students.

Director of NASA’s Earth Science Division

Application Deadline: 3 January 2019

The Director of the Earth Science Division (ESD) reports directly to the SMD Associate Administrator (AA) and provides essential support in planning, presenting, and implementing the $1.9 billion/year Earth Science Program to NASA senior management, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and other Executive Office stakeholders, and Congress. In partnership with the other SMD Directors, the incumbent supports the AA in providing the overall guidance, strategy, advocacy, and budget for NASA’s Science Program.

The incumbent will be an active member of the SMD leadership team and will help coordinate and align key functions and activities across all of SMD. Contributions include, but are not limited to, developing cross-disciplinary research and analysis programs, developing and implementing policies that create high-quality and effectively managed programs across SMD, and continually improving the management of the SMD mission portfolio. The incumbent will be expected to provide feedback throughout all of SMD’s efforts to develop the highest quality and most innovative science program for NASA and the nation. For more information and to apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/514670000

Research Scientist and Post-Doc Openings at NOAA Global Monitoring Division

Research Scientist Deadline: Unknown
Post-Doctoral Research Scientist: Unknown

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) has an opening for a Radiation Research Scientist with experience in high accuracy solar and infrared radiation measurements and analysis for research in climate monitoring and renewable energy. The position will be in the Global Monitoring Division of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. The researcher will work closely with a team of CIRES and federal scientists helping to maintain, improve, and analyze the global radiation (G-RAD) group’s historical and contemporary broadband and spectral radiation measurements from its 21 SURFRAD, SOLRAD, and global sites.

CIRES is also seeking a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to work in the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)/Global Monitoring Division (GMD). The scientist will work through the Atmospheric Science for Renewable Energy (ASRE) program which is coordinated across divisions at ESRL (Chemical Sciences, Global Monitoring, Global Systems, and Physical Sciences) with the goal of improving solar and wind forecasts for the renewable energy sector.

Postdoctoral Position with the European Climate Prediction System (EUCP) H2O2O Project

Application Deadline: Unknown

This postdoctoral opportunity at the Insitut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) involves demonstrating the value of convection permitting regional models in studying high impact weather events in a future climate by using the IPSL regional climate model, RegIPSL. IPSL will contribute to the EUCP project by configuring RegIPSL at convection permitting resolutions over Western Europe and studying hydrological extremes.

Candidates need a university degree equivalent to a Master’s or Ph.D. The successful candidate should have a very good knowledge of computer science (unix/linux, python, shell programming, Fortran programming), particularly in the parallel and High Performance Computing environment. The candidate needs to demonstrate a high degree of scientific rigor. He/she should be able to work in English and in a collaborative environment. Knowledge of climate system modeling and netcdf data handling would be significant advantages. Knowledge of the French language is an asset. For more details, view the listing.

All Experience Levels of Researchers Sought at Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at PNNL

Application Deadline: Varies for each position

The team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is launching a major recruiting effort, searching for 10-15 researchers at all career stages, immediately. PNNL is looking for scientists from early career to senior level to build, lead, and contribute to projects spanning the atmospheric, climate, and Earth system sciences.

The positions span several different areas; details can be found at https://goo.gl/yL7erM. Some of the topics include:

  • Cloud observations and remote sensing
  • Climate dynamics and atmospheric feedbacks
  • Terrestrial biogeochemistry
  • Arctic amplification and high-latitude processes
  • Integrated assessment and multi-sector modeling
  • Software engineering to support multi-sector modeling
  • Convection and cloud physics
  • Aerosol observations and modeling
  • Aerosol-cloud interactions
  • Global cloud resolving modeling
  • Hydrology and land surface processes
  • Land-atmosphere interactions

Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions in Remote Sensing and Applied Hydrological Sciences

The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Agrosphere (IBG-3) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany conducts research to improve understanding of biogeochemical and hydrological processes in terrestrial systems. IBG-3 is recruiting for a Ph.D. position for applied hydrologic sciences and a Postdoc position in remote sensing.
  • The candidate chosen for the Ph.D. position will develop multi-scale (space and time) fusion technologies for heterogeneous data sets, work on hydrologic forecasting technologies, and apply these technologies for research on climate and land use change impact on the water cycle. For more about the position and for instructions on how to apply, click here.
  • The candidate chosen for the postdoc position will develop approaches to link Earth Observation data to SDG indicators; establish process chains in a virtual laboratory; analyze, define, and apply new approaches for multi-temporal multi-scale fusion of Earth Observation data; and define strategies for the validation of specific essential variables. For more information and information on how to apply, click here.

Multiple Postdoctoral Climate Research Opportunities in Australia

Application Deadline: Unknown

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes is a major seven-year initiative that brings together five of Australia’s leading universities and a suite of national and international partners. The ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes’ goal is to transform our understanding of past and present climate extremes and revolutionize our capability to predict them into the future. The Centre is seeking a diverse range of talented postdoctoral research associates to work on projects across the four core research programs of Extreme Rainfall, Heatwaves and Cold Air Outbreaks, Drought, and Climate Variability and Teleconnections.

To succeed in one of these roles you will have a Ph.D., good quantitative skills, and expertise in a relevant field such as climate modeling, climate dynamics, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, hydrology, mathematics, etc. For more information on the projects and links to full position descriptions and application pages, visit http://www.climateextremes.org.au/positions-vacant.html.