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Call for Applications to Join the AIMES Scientific Steering Committee

Location: Not applicable
Application Deadline: 1 November 2021

The Analysis, Integration, and Modeling of the Earth System (AIMES), a global research network of Future Earth, is accepting applications to serve on the AIMES scientific steering committee (SSC). AIMES is an international network of Earth system scientists and scholars that seeks to develop innovative, interdisciplinary ways to understand the complex relationship between the natural world and human activities. Bridging disciplines to set scientific agendas that advance new knowledge of biosphere-related climate interactions, AIMES also works to understand the complex interactions among biophysical and socioeconomic processes that underpin vulnerability, impacts, and adaptation analyses and climate change mitigation research. AIMES supports the research community through integrative working groups, workshops, open science conferences, and outreach activities, all of which are guided by an SSC and implemented through a central international project office located at NASA GISS.

Researchers in aerosol forcing in next-generation climate models

Location: University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Application Deadline: 18 October 2021 extended to 7 November 2021

The researcher position will be associated with the EU Horizon 2020 project Next Generation Earth Modeling Systems (NextGEMS) which aims to develop and apply global cloud and ocean eddy resolving climate models.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop, implement and utilize the new models, and work in close collaboration with other NextGEMS partners, and will primarily be responsible for aerosol studies.

Researchers in cloud feedbacks in next-generation climate models

Location: University of Stockholm, Stockholm, Sweden
Application Deadline: 18 October 2021 extended to 7 November 2021

The researcher position will be associated with the EU Horizon 2020 project Next Generation Earth Modeling Systems (NextGEMS) which aims to develop and apply global cloud and ocean eddy resolving climate models.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop, implement and utilize the new models, and work in close collaboration with other NextGEMS partners, and will primarily be responsible for estimating pattern effects and cloud feedbacks.

Call for Nominations to the CliC Scientific Steering Group

Location: Not Applicable
Application Deadline: 31 October 2021

The Climate and Cryosphere (CliC) Project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) has launched an open call for nominations to its Scientific Steering Group (SSG) for the period 2022-2025.

The SSG is the governing body of CliC and has the overall responsibility for planning, and implementing the CliC strategy plan and monitoring its activities. The SSG helps shape the international research agenda and functions as an integrator of activities to avoid duplication of efforts. CliC´s vision for the coming decade is to ” facilitate collaborative, international research, and its communication, targeting the global and regional cryosphere (bridging across climate, ecosystems, human society) and their change, from local to regional to global scales, to address societal needs”.

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.

WCRP Academy Education Stakeholder Engagement Consultant

Location: Not Applicable
Application Deadline: 1 November 2021

The WCRP Academy Lighthouse Activity is seeking an individual or research group to conduct approximately six months of research and analysis into climate science training opportunities across the globe. The ideal candidate will have a background in climate science and experience with qualitative data analysis. A broad understanding of and interest in tertiary education, training, and professional development programs is desirable. This part-time position would suit individuals looking for flexible work which aligns with their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Medicine (STEM) education or policy research interests or groups with a research focus on STEM education and knowledge capacity development.

PhD scholarship on Climate change impact on the Euro-Mediterranean region

Location: University School for Advanced Studies IUSS, Pavia, Italy
Application Deadline: 5 November 2021

The main theme of this scholarship is the study of the impact of climate change on the Mediterranean region. The work will look both at induced large-scale changes and their impact in specific regions/sector, e.g. water access or/and agriculture and food sector. Climate change has already caused a substantial average warming of the Mediterranean region, and an increase in the frequency, intensity and length of extreme local events such as heat waves, dry spells and intense precipitation events. These changes, for example, have a particular impact on human activities that are affected by temperature and water access. They can also have a strong impact of health, migration and conflicts.
The study will rely on global to high-resolution (i.e. convection-permitting) climate models data as well as on climate data accessible from the European Union Copernicus project, in particular the most recent global ERA-5 reanalysis, which covers the period 1950-to-date, and ERA-CLIM2, which covers the whole XXth century.

Contact persons: Dr. Giorgia Fosser (supervisor, IUSS Pavia): Giorgia.fosser@iusspavia.it
Dr. Marco Gaetani (co-supervisor, IUSS Pavia): marco.gaetani@iusspavia.it
Prof. Mario Martina (head of the Department of Science, Technology and Society, the coordinator of the inter-university doctoral course on Sustainable Development and Climate Change (PhD – SDC) and associate professor in hydrology at the University School for Advanced Studies IUSS Pavia): Mario.martina@iusspavia.it

Open Call for Safe Landing Climates Working Group Members and Affiliates

Location: Not Applicable
Application Deadline: 8 November 2021

The WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity is an exploration of the routes to “safe landing” spaces for human and natural systems. It will explore future pathways that avoid dangerous climate change while at the same time contributing to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Lighthouse Activity will focus on five main scientific themes:
  • Safe landing pathways
  • Understanding high-risk events
  • Perturbed carbon cycle
  • Water resources
  • Sea level rise
The WCRP Safe Landing Climates Lighthouse Activity invites interested researchers to nominate themselves for Working Groups addressing these five themes (see the Safe Landing Climates webpages for more information on each theme).

Call for Nominations to the SPARC Scientific Steering Group

Location: Not Applicable
Application Deadline: 21 November 2021

The Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC) core project of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), invites nominations from highly enthusiastic and dedicated experts to become a member of the SPARC Scientific Steering Group (SSG).
The SSG and co-chairs guide SPARC’s priorities and research activities and work together with, and are supported by, the SPARC project office.

Post Doctorate RA – Analysis of aerosol-cloud interactions and cloud feedbacks in climate models

Location: Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), Richland, WA, U.S.A.
Application Deadline: Position remains open until filled

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at PNNL is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate to work on analyzing aerosol-cloud interactions (ACI) and cloud feedbacks in climate models. Supported by the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis & Intercomparison (PCMDI), the postdoctoral research associate will contribute to (1) understanding the process representations and sensitivities that affect cloud feedback and ACI; and (2) developing new diagnostics and metrics of ACI that can be applied to a collection of Earth system models. The postdoctoral research associate is expected to contribute to the following tasks:
  • Design, execute, and analyze a perturbed parameter ensemble of the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) (https://e3sm.org/)
  • Develop, implement, and apply ACI diagnostics as part of the PCMDI Metrics Package (https://cmec.llnl.gov/pmp.html).

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: https://xzeng.faculty.arizona.edu/) for inquiries.

Postdoctoral Scientist

Location: Institute for Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, Gothe University, Frankfurt, Germany
Application Deadline: 1 July 2021 or until position is filled

The PostDoc candidate will work in project B03: Deep exchange with the UTLS: the Tibetan pipe on “Multi-scale water vapor/passive tracer transport over the Himalayas-Tibetan Plateau with an ICON-based modeling chain”.

The project aims to improve the understanding of and quantify the role of the highest mountain ranges and plateaus in the transport of water vapor, other trace gases, and aerosols between the atmospheric boundary layer (ABL) and the upper troposphere/lower stratosphere (UTLS).

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, beatrice.morel@univ-reunion.fr
Patrick Jeanty, patrick.jeanty@univ-reunion.fr
Include the reference “Climate modeling researcher/SWIO-Energy”.


Atmospheric System Research (ASR)Funding Opportunity

Organization: Biological and Environmental Research (BER), DOE, U.S.A.
Application Deadline: 3 November 2021

The DOE SC program in Biological and Environmental Research (BER) hereby announces its interest in receiving applications for Atmospheric System Research (ASR) within BER’s Earth and Environmental Systems Sciences Division (EESSD). ASR supports research on key cloud, aerosol, precipitation, and radiative transfer processes that affect the Earth’s radiative balance and hydrological cycle, especially processes that limit the predictive ability of regional and global models. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits research grant applications for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use observations supported by BER, including the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) user facility, to improve understanding and model representation of: 1) Aerosol-cloud interactions; 2) Aerosol processes affecting cloud lifecycle, properties, and/or processes; 3) Convective cloud processes; and 4) High-latitude atmospheric processes. All research supported by awards under this FOA is intended to benefit the public through increasing our understanding of the Earth system.
 
 
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