Postdoctoral & Graduate Student Research Opportunities

Washington State University

Postdoctoral researcher positions and graduate student opportunities at Washington State University Vancouver to study climate extremes and their impacts

Postdoctoral Researcher positions

The Climate Change, Extremes and Impacts Group in the School of the Environment <>at WSU Vancouver (WSUV) invites applications for post-doctoral researchers interested in studying climate and weather extremes and their impacts on human and natural systems. Current areas of emphasis in the lab include: (1) physical processes affecting high-impact extreme weather events on various spatial and temporal scales, (2) predictability of extreme events, (3) influence of anthropogenic activities (greenhouse gases, aerosols, and land-surface changes) on historical and projected climate change, and (4) impacts of extremes on agriculture and farmer livelihoods in India. Related publications can be found here postdoc will have flexibility in designing projects to advance these areas and are particularly encouraged to expand into newer avenues at the intersection of climate change and societal impacts.

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in meteorology, atmospheric/climate/environmental science, statistics or a relevant field at the time of appointment. Successful candidates will have demonstrated an ability to conduct creative and independent research, and publish peer-reviewed articles. Experience working with climate data, applying advanced statistical techniques, and an interest in engaging in interdisciplinary research, is desirable. WSU has close research ties with Pacific Northwest National Labs (PNNL) and candidates will be encouraged to build collaborations with PNNL researchers, if they desire. We are committed to building a diverse research group, and encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

The position is available immediately and applications will be reviewed as they are received. The appointment will be for 2 years with the possibility for a 1-year renewal depending on availability of funds and performance.

Interested applicants should email Deepti Singh ( with their CV, a 1-page statement of research interests, and names and contact details of at least three references. Please do not hesitate to reach out with questions about the position or to further discuss research ideas.

Graduate Student Positions

The Climate Change, Extremes and Impacts Group in the School of the Environment <>at WSU Vancouver (WSUV) is seeking graduate students interested in studying climate change, extremes and their impacts, starting in Fall 2019.

Interested candidates are encouraged to email Deepti Singh
(<>) with their CV to further discuss the program and their research interests. To learn more about the School of the Environment and apply to the Masters or Ph.D. program in Environmental and Natural Science at WSUV, please follow this link – <>. We are committed to building a diverse research group, and encourage applications from underrepresented groups.

About the campus: WSUV, a part of Washington State University, is a scenic campus located in Vancouver, Washington, which is part of the vibrant Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. Its location offers easy access to Portland, the Columbia River Gorge, the Cascades, and the Pacific Coast. More details on WSUV can be found here -<>.

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