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Postdoc Research Associates Sought to Study Extreme Rainfall

Application Deadline: 27 July 2018

The Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes is looking for up to two postdoctoral research associates to contribute to a project improving our understanding and modeling capabilities of significant meteorological events in order to improve extreme rainfall event prediction.

The focus of this role will be exploring extreme rainfall that affects New South Wales. This project will use numerical models such as WRF and/or ACCESS or existing data such as CMIP5, CORDEX, or NARCliM to analyze, examine, and understand important meteorological events such as east coast lows or other significant phenomenon that lead to extreme rainfall. The main goal is to focus on how these phenomenon organize in time or space to cause sequences of events or changes in the spatial patterns of events that can cause major damage to state infrastructure, resources, or human settlement. The appointee will work with partners at the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage to ensure the work undertaken provides information of value to managing risk in New South Wales.

All Experience Levels of Researchers Sought at Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at PNNL

Application Deadline: Varies for each position

The team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is launching a major recruiting effort, searching for 10-15 researchers at all career stages, immediately. PNNL is looking for scientists from early career to senior level to build, lead, and contribute to projects spanning the atmospheric, climate, and Earth system sciences.

The positions span several different areas; details can be found at https://goo.gl/yL7erM. Some of the topics include:

  • Cloud observations and remote sensing
  • Climate dynamics and atmospheric feedbacks
  • Terrestrial biogeochemistry
  • Arctic amplification and high-latitude processes
  • Integrated assessment and multi-sector modeling
  • Software engineering to support multi-sector modeling
  • Convection and cloud physics
  • Aerosol observations and modeling
  • Aerosol-cloud interactions
  • Global cloud resolving modeling
  • Hydrology and land surface processes
  • Land-atmosphere interactions

Ph.D. and Postdoc Positions in Remote Sensing and Applied Hydrological Sciences

The Institute of Bio- and Geosciences – Agrosphere (IBG-3) at the Forschungszentrum Jülich in Germany conducts research to improve understanding of biogeochemical and hydrological processes in terrestrial systems. IBG-3 is recruiting for a Ph.D. position for applied hydrologic sciences and a Postdoc position in remote sensing.
  • The candidate chosen for the Ph.D. position will develop multi-scale (space and time) fusion technologies for heterogeneous data sets, work on hydrologic forecasting technologies, and apply these technologies for research on climate and land use change impact on the water cycle. For more about the position and for instructions on how to apply, click here.
  • The candidate chosen for the postdoc position will develop approaches to link Earth Observation data to SDG indicators; establish process chains in a virtual laboratory; analyze, define, and apply new approaches for multi-temporal multi-scale fusion of Earth Observation data; and define strategies for the validation of specific essential variables. For more information and information on how to apply, click here.

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.