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Two Research Faculty Positions in Hydrology

Location: University at Albany, Albany, NY, USA
Application Deadline: Review begins 14 June 2024; position remains open until filled

The Atmospheric Sciences Research Center (ASRC) of the University at Albany, State University of New York, seeks to hire two permanent-eligible (equivalent to tenure track) Research Faculty. These New York State supported college-year appointments allow for supplementary summer salary from external research funding. Areas of particular interest include hydrology, radar meteorology, and renewable energy (especially solar energy); however, outstanding candidates from other areas of atmospheric science will also be considered.

The successful candidates will be expected to pursue and secure funding to support a robust research program and publish their work in scientific peer-reviewed journals. They are expected to strengthen ASRC and the University by maintaining a strong, externally-funded research program, mentoring graduate students and postdocs, and participating, as necessary, in service to the Center and the University. For more information about this announcement, including deadlines and required documents, please refer to the Human Resources website at ASRC Research Faculty (2 positions) or contact Scott Miller (, 518-437-8799).

Group Leader in Climate Dynamics

Location: Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, Germany
Application Deadline: 14 June 2024

The Climate Dynamics Department at MPI-M invites applications for the position of Group Leader in Climate Dynamics to lead the Idealized Modeling Group, which focuses on the use of model hierarchies and/or idealized experiments to develop and test ideas for fundamental questions in the broad field of large-scale atmospheric dynamics. The research questions to address include, but are not limited to,

Assistant or Associate Professor in Atmospheric and Computer Sciences

Location: University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA
Application Deadline: Open until filled

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.

Postdoctoral Researcher Opportunity on Clouds and Precipitation using EarthCARE First-Light Observations

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

Expected to be launched in May 2024, the joint ESA/JAXA Earth Cloud, Aerosol and Radiation Explorer (EarthCARE) mission is the largest and most complex Earth Explorer to date. It will advance our understanding of the role that clouds and aerosols play in reflecting incident solar radiation back into space and trapping infrared radiation emitted from Earth’s surface. We seek a highly motivated Postdoctoral Researcher to analyze the EarthCARE first-light observations of clouds and precipitation to evaluate large-scale models using a suite of forward and inverse modeling methods.  The position is expected to begin as soon as June 1, 2024.  Applications will continue to be considered until the position is filled.


Qualified and interested applications are invited to submit to both Prof. Ivy Tan ( and Prof. Pavlos Kollias ( the following:

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Location: Climate School of Columbia University, New York, NY, USA
Deadline: Open until filled

The Center for Climate Systems Research (CCSR) in the Climate School of Columbia University in New York invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position to conduct research on Arctic Climate Study. 

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will use observational data and climate model to study the interactions between radiation, clouds, sea ice and ocean in the polar climate system, with a focus on investigating different feedbacks (e.g., ice albedo feedback and cloud feedback) to understand the mechanism for the Arctic amplification. An innovative method (e.g., the radiative kernel approach) will be used to quantify the feedback and the satellite and in situ observations will be used to evaluate the modeling results.

Assistant Professor in Atmospheric Science with Focus on Dynamical Processes

Location: Stockholm University, Stockholm, Sweden
Application Deadline: Open until filled

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.

Postdoctoral Appointee – Clouds and Aerosol-Cloud Interactions

Location: Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL, USA
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

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.

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, IL, 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.



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.

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

KIT is currently 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, we would aim for an employment duration between 2 and 4 years.

Possible research areas include:

Early Career Research Program (ECRP)
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Biological and Environmental Research (BER) is seeking Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences research in the following area: Southeast U.S. Atmospheric Processes through use of Observations from the ARM Mobile Facility (AMF3) Bankhead National Forest (BNF) Atmospheric Observatory. Atmospheric research within BER is focused on improving understanding of the key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiation processes that affect the Earth’s radiative balance and hydrological cycle, especially processes that limit the predictive ability of regional and global models.

Applications are sought that will improve fundamental understanding of cloud, aerosol, land-atmosphere interactions, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes in the Southeast United States through analysis of BER observational data from the ARM user facility’s new Bankhead National Forest (BNF) observatory in northern Alabama.

Specific Southeast U.S. atmospheric processes of interest include aerosol processes, aerosol-cloud interactions, convective processes, and warm boundary-layer atmospheric processes. Observations from the ARM BNF observatory must be integral to the proposed research.

International School on Satellite Meteorology (ISSM)

Location: Villa Doria d’Angri, Napels, Italy
Registration Deadline: 30 June 2024

The Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Research Council of Italy (CNR-ISAC) in collaboration with the University of Naples “Parthenope” has organized the International School on Satellite Meteorology (ISSM) “Theory, retrieval Methods, sensor technology and future missions“.

The school will be focused on Satellite Meteorology as the study of the atmospheric, land, and oceanic systems using remotely sensed data from different sensors onboard meteorological satellites. The basic principles of satellite remote sensing of weather features connected to microphysics of clouds and precipitation will be treated, as well as the fundamentals of retrieval methods, satellite imagery interpretation and products for science and operational meteorology. A special focus will be swept to the sensor technology and satellite development, launch, and in-orbit management.

ISMM will cover the following main topics:

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