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Post-Doctorate Fellow I – Land Surface Modeler

Location: Hydrometeorology Applications Program at the Research Applications Laboratory (HAP/RAL) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research and the University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (NCAR/UCAR), Boulder, CO, USA

Application Deadline: 2 November 2020

This is a new, full-time, 1-year term position at the UCAR facilities with possibility of extension. The new hire will conduct research on understanding land-atmosphere interactions and developing land-surface and hydrology models. This research will involve scientific investigations of impacts of fine-scale hydrology-land-atmosphere interactions on regional weather and hydroclimate, and vice versa, development of the community land-surface Noah-MP model, and enhancements to other related models.

Hydrologic Research and Applications Scientist

Location: Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), Pasadena, CA, USA
Application Deadline: Apply by 16 November 2020 for full consideration

JPL is looking for a scientist to conduct hydrologic research and develop applications aided by Earth-orbiting satellites. The selected candidate will contribute to maximizing the science return of current and future NASA missions, such as GRACE-FO, SMAP, ECOSTRESS, SWOT, and NISAR, and imagining the next generation of satellites transforming the way we monitor and learn about the hydrological cycle.

Mesoscale Meteorology Post-Doctoral Position

Location: Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), La Jolla, CA, USA
Application Deadline: Preference Given to Applications Submitted by 1 October 2020, open until filled

This postdoctoral scientist will contribute to research on understanding the mechanisms for high-intensity precipitation in the Western U.S. during winter storms with particular focus on frontally-forced convection and orographic convection. The candidate’s primary responsibility will be evaluating the performance of research and operational numerical weather prediction systems in representing these mechanisms and their ability to provide actionable information on related hazards.

Postdoc Opportunity: Convection-Permitting WRF Regional Climate Simulation

Location: University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, SK, Canada
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

This postdoctoral position is part of the pan-Canadian Global Water Futures (GWF) research program (, led by the University of Saskatchewan. The Postdoctoral Scientist will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team to study scaling relationships for extreme precipitation in mid-latitude climates such as Canada. The position will contribute to the recently funded GWF Pillar 1 project entitled “Short-duration precipitation extremes in future climate” (Yanping Li, PI) and GWF Pillar 3 “Climate Related Precipitation Extremes” project (Francis Zwiers and Ron Stewart, Co-PIs).

Professor of Empire Innovation

Location: Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC), Albany, NY, USA
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

The Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) of the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks to hire a Professor of Empire Innovation at the Atmospheric Sciences Research Center, effective Fall 2020.
The successful candidate will be expected to strengthen ASRC and the university through (i) maintaining a strong externally funded research program; (ii) working with colleagues at ASRC and throughout the university on mutually beneficial research programs; (iii) recruiting and mentoring graduate students; and (iv) serving the broader missions of the Center and the University to educate and inform, promote sustainable economic growth and broaden community engagement. The candidate will be expected to make arrangements to teach in the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences or other university departments.

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”.

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist in Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics

Location: University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany
Application Deadline: review starts on 4 May 2020, position open until filled

The Meteorology Section of the Institute for Geosciences at the University of Bonn invites applications for a fixed-term 2.5-year position in the Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research (HErZ) research area of “Climate Monitoring and Diagnostics” as a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist. The successful candidate will explore a post-processed reanalysis data set (i.e., surface reanalysis) with the aim of increasing the quality of the regional and local representation of climate in regional reanalysis data sets. The position involves developing a post-processing data assimilation system at or below 1km horizontal grid spacing and applying it to existing high-resolution regional reanalysis data (especially the COSMO reanalyses formerly developed in the research group) with observations not previously assimilated.

1st CR2 Summer School: Integrative Assessment of Climate Change on Water Scarcity

Location: Virtual Event
Dates: 18-24 January 2021
Application Deadline: 31 October 2020

The goal of this summer school is to provide a holistic concept of anthropogenic climate change, including its impacts on socio-ecological systems and the role that both local and global governance play in mitigation and adaptation. The summer school has a basis in Earth sciences, and in 2021 will focus on a particular subject: water scarcity. Dedicated lectures will examine the changing frequency of drought with anthropogenic forcing, drought propagation to continental hydrology, and interplay with social systems. Experts will lead groups of students in tackling a specific research question over the course of the school.