Position Announcements

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Research Physical Scientist Position, Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics

Application Deadline: 26 July 2017

The Sciences and Exploration Directorate, Earth Sciences Division, Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Laboratory (Code 614) at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center is looking for a highly skilled individual to study and provide better understanding of all aspects of the atmospheres of the Earth and other planets to understand and improve the prediction of the Earth’s climate.

As Research Physical Scientist, specializing in Atmospheric, Chemistry and Dynamics, you will conduct research related to the Earth’s stratosphere and troposphere; global multi-dimensional modeling of the composition of the Earth’s stratosphere and troposphere; modeling of the interaction between atmospheric composition and climate; understand the processes that control tropospheric ozone; utilization of satellite data to test existing models; utilization of model results to improve retrieval by satellite sensors; contribute to the interpretation of satellite measurements.


Postdoctoral Researcher Position on Drought Predictability

Application Deadline: 30 June 2017

The State University of New York (SUNY) University at Albany’s Atmospheric Sciences Research Center invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher (PDRA) position on drought predictability in the southern Great Plains. The selected candidate will lead coupled regional modeling experiments using the Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) model as part of an interdisciplinary team of hydrologists and meteorologists.

For additional details and to apply for this position, please visit the SUNY Research Foundation announcement R17-28. Queries related to this position may be directed to Dr. Craig Ferguson (crferguson@albany.edu). 


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.


National Climate Assessment Program Coordinator

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The United States Global Change Research Program (USGCRP) is searching for a Program Coordinator, to be hired through ICF. The position will support the planning and development of USGCRP’s Sustained Assessment Model, coordinate with multiple chapters of the Fourth National Climate Assessment currently in development, and also coordinate with USGCRP’s Engagement and Communications Lead on external engagement activities. For more details and to apply, visit the ICF site.


Project Leader, Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI)

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has an opening for the Project Leader and Principal Investigator of the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison (PCMDI), a major research activity funded by the DOE Office of Science. The successful applicant will direct an internationally-recognized research effort in climate science, including climate model diagnostics, model performance metrics, and climate change detection and attribution research, and will provide leadership and community support for international climate modeling activities. More information on qualifications and how to apply is available here.


Research Scientist in WRF Soil Moisture Data Assimilation

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The SUNY University at Albany Atmospheric Sciences Research Center invites applications for a research scientist position in Weather Research and Forecasting (WRF) soil moisture data assimilation. The planned weather- and climate-relevant research will involve extensive numerical weather forecast model (WRF) evaluation and code modification to implement satellite data assimilation of NASA Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) soil moisture retrievals. The successful candidate will:

  • Conduct WRF and NASA Land Information System (LIS) simulations
  • Carry out data analysis and visualization using Python, NCL or similar scripting language
  • Design and write creative and innovative peer-reviewed journal articles on soil moisture data assimilation and WRF configuration sensitivity in the context of short-term (9-30 h) weather (incl. wind) predictability over the U.S.

For additional details and to apply, please visit: http://rfhr.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=75105.