Postdoctoral Researcher in Coupled Earth System Modeling

  • Full Time
  • Anywhere

The Earth Research Institute at the University of California, Santa
Barbara (<>), is seeking a postdoctoral scientist
to contribute to a DOE-funded project focusing on understanding the
mechanisms for tropical and extratropical Pacific decadal variability in
present and future climates.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to define their own
original sub-project aligned with the project goals, in collaboration
with investigators at UC Santa Barbara, the Georgia Institute of
Technology, the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, and the Los
Alamos National Laboratory. The candidate will also have primary
responsibility for generating, and the first opportunity to analyze, a
new ‘Large Ensemble’ of future climate projections with the new DOE
Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM). This ensemble will be
released to the public upon completion of the project and form a vital
new community resource. The position will be located at the Bren School
at UC Santa Barbara, but will involve collaborative visits to LANL to
facilitate work with E3SM, as well as in-person and remote interactions
with the other team leads.

Basic Qualifications: PhD in atmospheric, oceanic, or climate science or
a related field at time of application.

Additional Qualifications: 1 year experience working in Linux/Unix
environments and programming in R, Matlab, Python, NCL, and/or FORTRAN.

Preferred Qualifications: The ideal candidate will also have experience
working with output from and conducting simulations with ocean and/or
climate models. Experience in the area of coupled climate dynamics,
especially with regards to variability on interannual to decadal
timescales, is highly desirable.

The initial term of the appointment will be 12 months, with the
possibility of subsequent extension based on performance and
availability of funding. For primary consideration apply by May 31,
2019. Position is open until filled. To apply, please upload a cover
letter, statement of research, including a description of current
research interests, experience with climate/Earth system modeling, and
near-term research goals. Please also provide a current CV and contact
information for 3 references to:
<>. Email Samantha Stevenson
( <>) with any
questions related to the position.

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute
to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through
research, teaching and service as appropriate to the position.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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