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WCRP Scientific Officer

Location: World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), Geneva, Switzerland
Application Deadline: 21 November 2023

There’s a new job opening at the WCRP Secretariat in Geneva for a selected candidate to provide overall programmatic support to key WCRP science activities including liaising with Core Projects, their associated International Project Offices, and other core WCRP activities. This position has a particular focus on activities that advance climate prediction and simulation capabilities

Postdoctoral Associate for Land Management in Climate Mitigation and Adaptation

Location: New York University, New York, NY, USA
Application Deadline: November 30, 2023

The NYU Department of Environmental Studies is seeking a postdoctoral associate for a project investigating how and to what extent land use and management can serve climate change mitigation and adaptation. This may include investigating the regional contributions of varied agricultural management systems; projects relating to reforestation, afforestation and/or avoided deforestation; and other related interventions and approaches. This project will assess these strategies’ carbon sequestration potentials (e.g. additivity) and viability (e.g., permanence, reversibility), particularly in the context of changing climate variability and extremes. Moving beyond carbon, this project will also seek to quantify the associated co-benefits and trade-offs across other environmental and ecological axes (e.g., hydrology, biodiversity, etc.).

Assistant or Associate Professor in Atmospheric and Computer Sciences

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Application Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received by Dec 1, 2023

The Department of Atmospheric Sciences (ATMS) and the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering (Allen School) at the University of Washington (UW) invite applications for a joint full-time, 9-month (100% FTE), tenure-track Assistant Professor faculty position. Candidates at the Associate Professor level may also be considered, depending on qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will also likely be affiliated with the UW’s eScience Institute. The proposed starting date of employment is September 16, 2024.

It is anticipated that the successful candidate will utilize, develop, and advance methods in the areas of AI, machine learning, computational sensing, or data science to improve our understanding of atmospherically relevant processes. Example applications include—but are by no means limited to—climate extremes, severe weather, sub-seasonal to seasonal prediction.

Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Science with focus on dynamical processes

Location: Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Application Deadline: December 4, 2023

The main responsibilities of this position include Research and in addition some teaching and supervision.

Subject descriptions:
Dynamical processes within atmospheric science broadly encompass observational, theoretical or numerical studies of atmospheric motion at any scale of relevance to weather or climate.

TSS Postdoctoral Fellow

Location: Mesa Lab Building, Boulder, CO, USA
Application Deadline: remains open until filled with priority given to applications submitted by December 8, 2023

NCAR’s Climate and Global Dynamics (CGD) Laboratory is excited to announce the job opening for a Postdoctoral Fellow. This position will focus on calibrating and applying the ecosystem demography model FATES-CTSM in boreal and temperate forested ecosystems. The Postdoctoral Researcher will be responsible for conducting collaborative research on vegetation dynamics and vegetation-wildfire and vegetation-soil interactions at sites in boreal North America and the western United States, updating model code and equations where needed, leading to published results in scientific journals. The goals of the present work are, first, to calibrate model parameters and improve model performance at point locations, and second to improve model simulation of key vegetation processes such as phenology, allocation, and interaction with disturbance (e.g. wildfire and drought). The position is within the Terrestrial Science Section of CGD at the Mesa Laboratory in Boulder, CO, USA.

Postdoctoral Appointee – Clouds and Aerosol-Cloud Interactions

Location: Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill, USA
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled, preferred starting date January 2024

The Environmental Science Division at the Argonne National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to model and analyze convective clouds and its interactions with environmental factors including aerosols and urbanization with field measurements and models across scales.
In this role you will lead model simulations of convective clouds and mesoscale convective systems at high-resolution with both regional and global models, evaluation of model simulations of clouds, aerosols, and aerosol-cloud interactions, and examination of how environmental factors such as anthropogenic aerosols and urbanization influence clouds, precipitation, and climate.

Postdoc/Research Scientist

Location: GESTAR-II, UMBC, Baltimore, MD, USA
Starting Date: January 1, 2024 (flexible)

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher/research scientist position in aerosol-cloud interactions in the Godddard Earth Sciences Technology and Research (GESTAR) II at the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and NASA Goddard Space Flight Centre in Maryland, US.

Project description
The project aims to study aerosol-cloud interactions using remote sensing and in-situ data from ground based, airborne, and spaceborne platforms as well as modeling (e.g., LES). Specifically, the team has created a unique dataset of opportunistic experiments such as ship-tracks and initially the project will focus on analyzing such samples. The successful candidate will analyze how different environmental conditions affect cloud responses to aerosols, characterize each factors contribution in determining cloud adjustments and quantify the radiative effects of cloud adjustments.

Required qualifications
A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, or a related discipline. The candidate is expected to conduct original and independent scientific research, show reasonable programming skills (e.g., in Python), and have strong interest in the research topic.

Salary and benefits: ~ US$70-100,000/year (depending on qualifications)
Term: Up to three years

Interested candidates should contact:
Dr. Tianle Yuan (

Include a CV, names and contacts of two references, and optionally, a one-page research statement. Review of each application takes place as soon as it is received until the position is filled.

Postdoctoral Fellowship

Location: Western University, London, ON, Canada
Application Deadline: January 30th, 2024

Postdoctoral researchers interested in applying for the Western Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue research in the MacBean Lab at Western University (London, Ontario) focusing on climate-carbon-vegetation interactions, land surface/terrestrial ecosystem modelling, and data assimilation.

Starting salary: C$60k + benefits + $5k/year research allowance.
Duration: 2 years.
Deadline: January 30th, 2024.

Postdoctoral researchers are invited to apply for the Western Postdoctoral Fellowship to pursue research in the MacBean Lab at Western University (London, Ontario) focusing on climate-carbon-vegetation interactions, land surface/terrestrial ecosystem modelling, and data assimilation.

Interested applicants should email with a CV and a brief statement describing your proposed research. Only applicants whose proposals are aligned with ongoing research in the MacBean Lab will be considered. Learn more about research in the MacBean Lab at

Please also read the Western Postdoctoral Fellowship program guidelines carefully for more details and to determine eligibility.

Call for applicants on ecosystem modeling, remote sensing, and AI (multi positions)

Location: Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (ASC), University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Champaign, IL, USA
Application Deadline: open until filled

Agroecosystem Sustainability Center (ASC) at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is recruiting multiple research scientists, postdoctoral scholars and PhD students on ecosystem modeling and sensing.

Successful candidates will work with a transdisciplinary team composed by leading experts in earth system modeling, plant physiology, biogeochemistry, hydrology, soil science, agronomy, and remote sensing, AI.

There are job openings for Research Scientists, Postdocs, and PhD students.

Research Topics are:

  • Advancing ecosystem modeling (using ecosys, CESM, etc) for coupled carbon, water and nutrient cycles in agricultural ecosystems
  • Advancing ecosystem remote sensing, including ground/airborne/satellite hyperspectral sensing, and big-data analytics of satellite algorithms.
  • Advancing Model-Data Fusion by integrating advanced modeling with data to quantify agricultural ecosystem services
  • Measuring and processing gas (CO2, N2O, and water vapor) and energy exchange between the land surface and the atmosphere using the eddy covariance technique

Postdoc Position (100% TV L E13) on Atmospheric Boundary Layer Research

Location: University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany
Application Deadline: not specified

The objective of this postdoc position is to advance the understanding of momentum, mass, and heat transport in the unstable and stable atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) based on the unique sensor synergy of the Land-Atmosphere Feedback Observatory (see at the University of Hohenheim.

This research will be performed in cooperation with an international scientific team that in- cludes among others, e.g., NOAA and NASA in the US, the GEWEX Global Land/Atmos- phere System Study (GLASS, see study-panel), and the Local Land-Atmosphere Coupling (LoCo) Working Group of the World Climate Research Programme (see

Snow-Vegetation Modeling Postdoc

Location: EES Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), Los Alamos, NM, USA
Application Deadline: not specified

The Climate, Ecology, and Environment Group in the Earth and Environmental Sciences (EES) Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral research associate with experience in modeling either vegetation, snow, or hydrology modeling. You will work as part of the DOE’s Next Ecosystem Experiment Arctic team, assessing the impact of future climate change on shrub-snow-permafrost interactions across pan-Arctic ecosystems using cutting-edge modeling environments. You will be expected to publish results in high-impact peer-reviewed journals and present your work at conferences. The term of the appointment is two (2) years, with the option to extend to a third year depending on performance and funding availability.

Postdoctoral researcher position in the field of Physical Meteorology/Climate Dynamics

Location: McGill University, Montreal, QC, Canada
Application Deadline: Open until filled

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral researcher position in the field of Physical Meteorology/Climate Dynamics in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Project description
This project aims to elucidate the roles of the atmospheric water vapor in the upper troposphere and lower stratosphere (UTLS) region in climate change and extreme weather. The successful candidate will analyze the UTLS water vapor variation in relation to surface weather and climate in the observations and the state-of-the-art Canadian seasonal forecast system, and will assess the impacts of UTLS water vapor on regional and global climate using numerical experiments.

Required qualifications
A Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, meteorology, or a related discipline within the past 3 years is required. The candidate is expected to have the ability to conduct original and independent scientific research, the familiarity with global weather/climate model, reanalysis and satellite datasets, and programming skills in Fortran, Matlab or Python on Linux systems.

Interested candidates should contact:
Dr. Hai Lin ( and Dr. Yi Huang ( by email, enclosing a curriculum vitae, transcripts of academic records, and names and contacts of two references. Review of the applications will start once received and continue until the position is filled.

Post Doctoral Fellow – Atmospheric Science

Location: University of Wyoming, Laramie, WY, USA
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The University of Wyoming (UW) invites applications for a postdoctoral fellowship focused on developing the next generation of the Department of Energy (DOE) Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) and new techniques to confront models with observations with a focus on observations provided by DOE Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM). This fellowship is funded through a UW-led collaboration with University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa (UHM), Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL), and Lawrence Livermore National Lab (LLNL) as part of PROCEED (Perturbed Physics Ensemble Regression Optimization Center for ESM Evaluation and Development).


Postdoctoral Research Associate on Earth’s Radiation Budget

Location: Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, USA
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in cooperation with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks a postdoctoral research associate or more senior research scientist to join a team working on quantifying and understanding changes in Earth’s Radiation Budget (ERB). The incumbent will develop a methodology to quantify and map the past and future annual changes in ERB using NOAA’s state-of-the-art global climate models, and explain the contributions to the changing solar, longwave, and net radiation budget of the Earth system from anthropogenic and natural drivers, and consequent feedbacks. This understanding will contribute to determining the relative importance of the changing atmospheric constituents to ERB and to the assessment of climate intervention strategies through changes in atmospheric composition. For further information, please contact Dr. David Paynter (

Postdoctoral Scholar Opportunity in Clouds, Rainstorms, and Climate Change

Location: Department of Geophysical Sciences/University of Chicago, Chicago, ILL, USA
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Department of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites highly motivated and creative postdoctoral scholars to join the Convection & Climate Group. Our group uses theory, observations, a hierarchy of models, and machine-learning methods to understand how tropical atmosphere works.


  • Develop testable hypotheses to advance our understanding of atmospheric convection, dynamics, and/or climate change.
  • Conduct numerical simulations and analyze observations to test the hypotheses.
  • Present research findings at conferences and seminars.
  • Publish results in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals.


Postdoctoral Research Associate – Aerosol-Convection Interaction

Location: Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY, USA
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Cloud Processes group is currently seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Research Associate. The group specializes in cutting-edge cloud research, employing a range of methodologies including modeling, observations, theoretical development, and analysis. The focus centers on investigating cloud dynamical, microphysical, and radiative processes that significantly influence cloud lifecycle, with particular emphasis on aerosol-cloud-precipitation interactions.

The ideal candidate will possess a strong interest in exploring the impact of aerosols on the lifecycle of deep convective clouds, utilizing high-resolution modeling techniques and/or conducting observational data analysis. The research will primarily revolve around DOE ARM field campaigns, specifically the TRacking Aerosol Convection interactions ExpeRiment (TRACER) and Green Ocean Amazon 2014/5 (GoAmazon). This position has a high level of interaction with an international and multicultural scientific community.


Director – Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate and Polar Research Board

Location: The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Keck Center, Washington DC, USA
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine is seeking a Director to develop and manage a large and active portfolio of activities that provide authoritative advice to the nation on scientific and policy issues in the atmospheric, climate, and polar sciences. The Director would lead two program areas (Boards) that have been at the forefront of the National Academies’ groundbreaking work in these fields for more than 80 years.


Tenured/Tenured Track Faculty Position in Aerosol Science and Technology

Location: The Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science, Miami, FL, USA
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Rosenstiel School of Marine, Atmospheric, and Earth Science ( at the University of Miami invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor level relevant to Aerosol Science in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences (ATM). The ATM department seeks to advance the research frontier on aerosol-weather and aerosol-climate interactions. Research foci can include aerosol remote sensing, aerosol process modeling including interactions with clouds and their integration with large datasets. The successful candidate will complement core departmental strengths in climate change and prediction, tropical meteorology and hurricanes, cloud and aerosol processes and atmospheric chemistry.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Machine Learning for Climate Science or Machine Learning for Atmospheric Chemistry

Location: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Karlsruhe, Germany
Application Deadline: Open until filled

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) is looking for a postdoctoral researcher in machine learning for climate science or machine learning for atmospheric chemistry. The position comes with great flexibility in terms of scientific focus and project duration. Typically, the employment duration is between 2 and 4 years.
Possible research areas include:

  • Regional climate change
  • Parameterizations for Earth system modeling
  • Cloud feedback and forcing
  • Stratospheric composition
  • Air pollution

The project can be flexibly adjusted to candidate interests. Candidates interested in machine learning method development and its innovative applications are particular welcome.

Climate Program Office FY2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity

18 August 2023 – Letter of Intent
17 November 2023 – Full Applications


List of competitions of interest to the GEWEX Community:

Competition 1: AC4 – Understanding Urban Air in a Changing Climate
In order to continue improving our understanding of urban air composition and to inform mitigation strategies such as in the case of Salt Lake City’s high summer ozone problem, the AC4 program invites proposals for data analysis focused on one or more of the following topics:

  1. Emission sources and atmospheric processes contributing to urban air quality challenges in Salt Lake City and other urban areas
  2. Influence of NH3 on urban air quality
  3. Regional modeling that improve urban scale processes
  4. Urban monitoring collaboration with local communities with increased risk of the health impacts due to poor air quality on prototyping urban monitoring

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Competition 3: CVP – Advancing Understanding of Multi-year to Decadal Climate Variability and Predictability for US Climate Prediction
In FY24, CVP is interested in data analysis and/or coupled-modeling studies focused on the process-level understanding of the role of the ocean, land, atmosphere, and/or cryosphere on multi-year to decadal timescales in a changing climate, in two priority areas:

  1. Investigation of mechanisms (including processes related to internal, natural and/or anthropogenic external forcing) that govern variability of the coupled climate system and its predictability on the multi-year to decadal timescale within long-term observation data and/or model data. Emphasis is placed on processes and their predictability that influence, or have downstream connections to the U.S. and its territories’ climate and extreme events.
  2. Investigation of the relationship between the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) and impacts (historical, current, and/or future) on sea level, cryosphere, biogeochemistry, hydroclimate, or others, with a focus on furthering understanding of impacts important to the U.S. and its territories.

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Competition 5: MAPP – Process-Oriented Diagnostics for NOAA Climate Model Improvement and Applications
In FY 2024, the MAPP program is soliciting proposals that address key issues in the representation of Earth system processes in CMIP6-era and developmental models to improve model fidelity. Proposals should focus on clearly-identified gaps in the existing MDTF software package, for example, for the following diagnostic development areas:

  • Advancing the simulation of climate and weather extremes, particularly tropical and extratropical storms, mesoscale convective systems, and atmospheric rivers
  • Benchmarking model processes that undergird the successful prediction of extreme events on subseasonal to seasonal timescales
  • Characterization of the aerosol-indirect effect and its implications for climate sensitivity and climate projections
  • Addressing model precipitation biases and how they drive key societal impacts such as floods, droughts, and wildfires
  • Advancing diagnostics of stratosphere-troposphere coupling and associated modes of coupled variability
  • Vanguard areas of Earth System Model development, where the availability of process-oriented diagnostics is currently limited, such as glacial processes and wetlands

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Competition 6: MAPP – Early Career Award for Exceptional Research in Earth System Model Development and Application
In FY 2024, MAPP is soliciting proposals from early career researchers to foster innovative Earth System Modeling research in collaboration with NOAA. It is anticipated that one proposal will be selected, and should focus on any of the MAPP research areas below:

  1. Applying Earth system models to better understand, predict, monitor, and project drought, extreme heat, sea level change, and marine ecosystems.
  2. Marine ecosystem simulation, prediction, and projection focused on applications to NOAA’s NMFS and/or Sanctuaries missions.
  3. Process-based Earth System Model development
  4. Climate and Earth system model diagnosis in support of next-generation model development
  5. Advancing climate projections and projections products and services, and the attribution of extreme events in the context of NOAA’s attribution effort

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Atmospheric System Research Program FY2024 Notice of Funding Opportunity
Important dates:

  • Informational webinar: November 9, 2023, noon Eastern
  • ASR pre-application due date: November 30, 2023, 5 p.m. Eastern
  • Pre-application response from DOE: December 21, 2023, 5 p.m. Eastern
  • ASR application due date: February 13, 2024, 11:59 p.m. Eastern

The full DOE funding opportunity announcement can be accessed at

Successful applicants will focus their research on observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use observations supported by DOE’s Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program, including the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility, to address one of the following research topics:

  1. Aerosol processes at ARM sites
  2. Convective cloud processes
  3. Aerosol and cloud processes from ARM’s Eastern Pacific Cloud Aerosol Precipitation Experiment (EPCAPE)
  4. Mixed-phase cloud and ice cloud processes


Annual Facility Call
The Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility, supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Office of Science, is now accepting preliminary proposals from scientists to deploy an ARM Mobile Facility (AMF) for field campaigns to support the Biological and Environmental Research (BER) program’s interests in advancing the fundamental understanding of atmospheric processes to improve regional and global earth system models. This announcement applies to applications to use either the first or second ARM Mobile Facility (AMF1 or AMF2) for deployments starting in spring/summer 2026.

Applicants will be expected to make comprehensive use of the ARM facility, focus on strategic goals of the DOE BER program, and clearly indicate the value of the proposed AMF observations for improving earth system models. Proposals that support the scientific goals of the U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) project, and/or the Global Precipitation EXperiment (GPEX) are encouraged.

Call Timeline
ARM will hold a field campaign processes webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on January 9, 2024. Learn more and register.

  • Preproposals are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on February 9, 2024.
  • Encourage/discourage decisions will be sent to applicants by March 8, 2024.
  • Full proposals from encouraged applicants will be due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on April 19, 2024.