Position Announcements

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Research Scientist and Post-Doc Openings at NOAA Global Monitoring Division

Research Scientist Deadline: Unknown
Post-Doctoral Research Scientist: Unknown

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) has an opening for a Radiation Research Scientist with experience in high accuracy solar and infrared radiation measurements and analysis for research in climate monitoring and renewable energy. The position will be in the Global Monitoring Division of NOAA’s Earth System Research Laboratory in Boulder, Colorado. The researcher will work closely with a team of CIRES and federal scientists helping to maintain, improve, and analyze the global radiation (G-RAD) group’s historical and contemporary broadband and spectral radiation measurements from its 21 SURFRAD, SOLRAD, and global sites.

CIRES is also seeking 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.

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.

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

Expression of Interest Deadline: 3 September 2018
Full Application Deadline: 31 October 2018

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.

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.