Position Announcements

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Post Doctorate Research Associate in Severe Storm Modeling and Observational Analysis at PNNL

Application Deadline: 19 December 2018

The Atmospheric Sciences and Global Change Division at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) seeks a postdoctoral scientist to mainly work on a project related to severe thunderstorm modeling and observational analysis. The main work is about high-resolution modeling and observational analysis of severe storms to understand dynamical and physical factors impacting severe storms including changes in temperature, land surface, and aerosols. The postdoc associate may also involve in conducting global climate models (GCMs) simulations at regionally-refined configuration and evaluating the performance of such simulations in simulating severe storm properties. For more information, visit https://careers.pnnl.gov/psc/hrmsx/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?FOCUS=Applicant& and type in the Job ID of “308317” in the “Search Jobs” field.

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Seeks Convective Cloud Modeler

Application Deadline: Unknown

LLNL has an opening for a Research Staff Member to work in the area of modeling convective clouds. The successful candidate will develop convection resolving atmospheric models in both limited-domain and super-parameterized global models and compare such simulations with observations of convective clouds, particularly over land. This position is in the Cloud Processes Research and Modeling group of the Atmospheric, Earth and Energy Division. More details can be found at http://careers-int-llnl.ttcportals.com/jobs/3361940-convective-cloud-modeler?application_canceled=true.

Program Scientist at the NASA Earth Science Research and Analysis Program 

Application Deadline: 28 December 2018

The Earth Science Division (ESD) in the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters is looking for a Program Scientist to manage the portfolio of radar-related and geodetic imaging tasks as well as natural-hazards related research within the Research & Analysis program, typically within the Earth surface and interior focus area. This position involves collaboration and coordination with the disasters element of the Applied Sciences Program within ESD. If you are currently a US federal employee, please visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517965100 to apply. If not, please go to https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/517965400.

Deputy Division Chief of NASA’s Earth Science Division

Application Deadline: 31 December 2018

The Earth Science Division in the Science Directorate is seeking interested applicants for the position of Deputy Division Chief. The Deputy co-manages Division operations and provides technical and programmatic leadership over research portfolios in atmospheric science and terrestrial and ocean ecosystem science. The Deputy supervises personnel, coordinates with Division management to forecast and plan Division priorities, and evaluates and facilitates research activities.For more information and to apply, visit https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/519086600.

Professor and Chair of Meteorology at Wageningen University and Research

Application Deadline: 4 January 2019

The Meteorology faculty of Wageningen University and Research is looking for an innovative, dynamic, and inspiring scholar in the field of Meteorology to join the faculty and lead the Meteorology section within the Meteorology and Air Quality Group (MAQ) (0.8 – 1.0 fte).

You are invited to send your complete application to Johan Feenstra. Your application should include:

  • An application letter with curriculum vitae
  • A separate list of publications
  • Your vision on research and education in the domain of the Chair (Max 2 pages).

Postgraduate Opportunities at the University of Melbourne’s ARC Centre of Excellence for Climate Extremes (CLEX)

Full Application Deadline: Unknown

The CLEX node at the University of Melbourne is offering several Ph.D. scholarships on a competitive basis. Topics include data assimilation (DA), ensemble forecasting, dynamics, and predictability.

To meet the University’s internal deadline, submit your expression of interest by Monday, 3 September 2018.  The full application must be submitted by 31 October 2018 for domestic students (Australians or NZ citizens or Australian permanent residents) and 30 September 2018 for international students.

Post-Doc Opening at NOAA Global Monitoring Division

Post-Doctoral Research Scientist: Unknown

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Research Scientist to work in the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)/Global Monitoring Division (GMD). The scientist will work through the Atmospheric Science for Renewable Energy (ASRE) program which is coordinated across divisions at ESRL (Chemical Sciences, Global Monitoring, Global Systems, and Physical Sciences) with the goal of improving solar and wind forecasts for the renewable energy sector. Find more information at https://cires.colorado.edu/jobs/cires-post-doctoral-atmospheric-radiation-researcher.

Postdoctoral Position with the European Climate Prediction System (EUCP) H2O2O Project

Application Deadline: Unknown

This postdoctoral opportunity at the Insitut Pierre Simon Laplace (IPSL) involves demonstrating the value of convection permitting regional models in studying high impact weather events in a future climate by using the IPSL regional climate model, RegIPSL. IPSL will contribute to the EUCP project by configuring RegIPSL at convection permitting resolutions over Western Europe and studying hydrological extremes.

Candidates need a university degree equivalent to a Master’s or Ph.D. The successful candidate should have a very good knowledge of computer science (unix/linux, python, shell programming, Fortran programming), particularly in the parallel and High Performance Computing environment. The candidate needs to demonstrate a high degree of scientific rigor. He/she should be able to work in English and in a collaborative environment. Knowledge of climate system modeling and netcdf data handling would be significant advantages. Knowledge of the French language is an asset. For more details, view the listing.

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