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Career Opportunities

Education & Training Opportunities

Senior Research Associate

Institute: University of East Anglia
Location: Norwich Research Park, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Application Deadline: 12 January 2022

The University of East Anglia (UEA) invites applications for a 2.75 year-long postdoctoral position in climate data science. The position aims to produce high-impact research on the role of Earth’s cloud cover in climate change, using interpretable machine learning approaches. The work will involve learning observed sensitivities of clouds to meteorological variables from NASA satellite data and reanalysis data, paired with the analysis of climate model output (e.g. from the CMIP5/CMIP6 archives). The position will be supervised by Dr Peer Nowack and will be based at UEA’s world-renowned School of Environmental Sciences and Climatic Research Unit.

Consultant to develop training materials on science diplomacy related to global environmental change in the Americas

Institute: Inter-American Institute for Global Change Research (IAI)
Location: n/a
Application Deadline: 21 January 2022

The IAI Directorate seeks a consultant team to develop training materials on science diplomacy science related to global environmental change (GEC) in the Americas. These training materials should aim to enhance the capacity of professionals and institutions across the Americas to better understand and practice science diplomacy concepts, tools, and processes, and to contribute to the development of more effective public policies, and science-policy international collaborations.

The maximum value of the consultancy is approximately USD $100,000, including any applicable local taxes. The intended start date is March 2022 and the period of implementation of the contract is twelve (12) months.

Post Doctorate RA Aerosol-cloud interactions and cloud feedbacks

Location: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division, Richland, WA, USA

Application Deadline: 7 February 2022

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at PNNL is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to understand aerosol-cloud interactions (ACI), cloud feedbacks, and their potential relationships in Earth system models.

The successful candidate will improve the understanding of physical mechanisms affecting cloud feedbacks, ACI, or both. The candidate will investigate the impact of model uncertainties (of clouds, turbulence, convection, and aerosols) on cloud feedback and ACI, independently or jointly and will also contribute to developing metrics to assess and constrain these processes.

Assistant Professor – Atmospheric Science (Job ID 49937)

Location: University of Florida, Tallahassee, FL, U.S.A.

Application Deadline: Review of applications commences November 1, 2021 and will continue until the positions are filled

The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science (EOAS) at the Florida State University (FSU) seeks an Atmospheric Scientist for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor rank, to begin Fall 2022. The incumbent will study microphysics and aerosols, and their impacts on weather, climate, and the environment. The research areas of interest include, but are not limited to, the interaction between clouds and aerosols, their roles in modulating radiation and the hydrological cycle, air quality and air pollution, machine-learning for weather and climate modeling, and their impacts on tropical cyclones, extreme events, global climate, atmospheric chemistry, and the environment. The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous externally funded research program and to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Postdoctoral Associate Mesoscale Land-Atmosphere Interactions

Location: University of Albany, Albany, NY, U.S.A.
Application Deadline: Until position is filled
Starting Date: March 2022

Dr. Craig Ferguson, Research Associate at Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, is recruiting a postdoctoral associate to conduct research on mesoscale land-atmosphere interactions.
By merging ground- and satellite-based observations of the planetary boundary layer, the successful candidate will improve understanding of the role that vegetation drought stress response plays in local climate and its predictability. Hypotheses informed by observational analyses will be tested using regional or global climate model experiments.

The ideal candidate will be ambitious, with great communication skills, and a strong background in synoptic meteorology, planetary boundary layer processes, and climate variability. Skills in data assimilation, hydrologic and/or climate modeling, big data processing, and machine learning are desirable. Applicants must hold a recent (since 2019) Ph.D. in atmospheric science, engineering or related subject.

If interested, email a CV and cover letter with contact information for three references to Dr. Craig Ferguson (

Postdoctoral Research and Teaching Position in Atmospheric Science

Location: Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Geneva, NY, U.S.A.
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Atmospheric Science Research Group at Hobart and William Smith Colleges is seeking a post-doctoral researcher to:
  • contribute to NSF-funded research on lake-effect snowstorms in the Great Lakes region
  • teach one undergraduate course in atmospheric science each year
  • mentor undergraduate researchers as part of an established summer research program
The research will provide new understanding of complex interactions that influence mesoscale and convective boundary layer thermodynamics and dynamics in lake-effect environments. These interactions span across multiple spatiotemporal scales, including interactions of synoptic-scale systems with mesoscale systems. For more information and to apply, please visit

Postdoctoral Scholar – Atmospheric Sciences

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

The Marine Cloud Brightening (MCB) Project in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Washington is a research program studying interventions to cool climate through increasing the reflection of sunlight from clouds and the effects of aerosol particles on clouds and climate. MCB is seeking Postdoctoral Scholars to undertake cloud resolving modeling studies to test the efficacy of cloud brightening with deliberate injections of sea-salt aerosol. We are especially interested in candidates who have experience in one or more of the following areas: numerical modeling, aerosol-cloud interactions, cloud physics, observationally-based model evaluation.

Atmospheric Science Postdoctoral Position

Location: University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

The Department of Hydrology and Atmospheric Science at the University of Arizona seeks a postdoc with experience in global or regional atmospheric modeling. This candidate will join a diverse team directed by Prof. Xubin Zeng to innovatively work on various issues related to atmospheric modeling, such as atmospheric model dynamics-physics and physics-physics interactions, atmosphere-land interactions, weather prediction from a few days to seasonal time scales, application of machine learning in atmospheric modeling and weather prediction.  
The postdoc will have exciting opportunities to interact with a large group of scientists in one to three multi-institution collaborative projects. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to make use of extensive aircraft measurements from our other projects and satellite data in the modeling research. A Ph.D. in atmospheric science or related fields is required, as is the research experience in global or regional atmospheric modeling (e.g., E3SM, CESM, WRF) as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications. This position will be for one year with an expectation for renewal based on the candidate’s performance. The position has a competitive salary with UA standard benefits for postdoc scholars. The starting date is negotiable (as soon as possible). Please contact Prof. Xubin Zeng (web site: for inquiries.

Assistant Professor Position-Climate Resilience Specialist

Location: College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson/Pendleton (SC), USA
Application Deadline: 31 May 2021 or until position is filled

The Agricultural Sciences Department, within the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences (CAFLS) at Clemson University, is seeking to fill a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in the area of Climate Resilience. This position is foundational to a state-wide, strategic water initiative. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a nationally recognized, externally funded Research program on water and climate resilience. She/he will work within interdisciplinary teams and complement three recently hired Assistant Professors located at the SC Water Resources Center focused on water resources modeling, economics, policy, and sustainable water use.

Researcher in Climate Modeling at the SWIO-Energy Project

Location: Universié de La Réunion, Saint-Denis, France
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

In the framework of a project of the regional cooperation programme “INTERREG V 2014- 2020” (European funding), the University of La Réunion (UR), in partnership with the University of Mauritius (UoM), is seeking a scientist in regional climate modeling for climate studies in the Southwest Indian Ocean.
The main objective of the SWIO-Energy project is to study the impact of climate change on renewable resources (solar, wind) at the local scale over La Réunion and Mauritius using ground measurements, satellite imagery, and simulations from regional climate models. The researcher will 1) work in collaboration with and under the responsibility of the project manager, himself overseen by the scientific manager of EnergyLab in charge of the project; and 2) interact with the study engineer in scientific calculation of the laboratory and the study engineer in data processing recruited as well on the project.

To apply, please send a letter of motivation and a CV to:
Dr. Béatrice Morel,
Patrick Jeanty,
Include the reference “Climate modeling researcher/SWIO-Energy”.

3rd Baltic Earth Winter School

Location: Warnemünde, Germany, or online (depending on the pandemic situation)

Hosts: Leibniz Institute for Baltic Sea Research Warnemünde (IOW), the University of Rostock and the International Baltic Earth Secretariat at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Hereon under the umbrella of Baltic Earth

Date: 15-24 March 2022
Application Deadline: 15 January 2022

Students will be introduced to the analysis of climate variability from years to millennia as recorded from instrumental data, historical documents and proxy data such as tree ring data or sediment cores. The focus will be on the climate of the Baltic Sea region but an overview on global climate variability and processes in the atmosphere, ocean, sea-ice and land surface relevant for the climate system will be introduced as well. For the analysis of climate variability, both statistical methods and numerical modeling are used. Methods for the detection of systematic changes in climate and for the attribution of drivers to these changes will be presented and discussed. The course will introduce fundamentals of statistics, time series analysis, multivariate data analysis, uncertainty analysis in statistical methods and strategies of statistical analysis.