[ES_JOBS_NET] Post-doctoral Research Associate, University of California, Irvine, Climate/Land-atmosphere modeling

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Jul 8 11:58:47 MDT 2014

The University of California, Irvine seeks a Post-doctoral Research Associate interested in applying new climate simulation technology that improves the realism of rainfall physics (cloud superparameterization) to explore the basic dynamics, intrinsic predictability, and climate sensitivity of land-atmosphere hydrologic coupling and organized mesoscale convective systems. The term of appointment is for one year, renewable for at least a second year, subject to approval and availability of funding. Start dates are flexible. Computational fluency in Fortran90 and standard UNIX scripting languages is preferred. Applicants who already have or are eager to grow either of the following technical skills are especially encouraged: (1) Understanding of (and ability to modify) physical parameterizations in the NCAR Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) and Community Land Model (CLM); (2) Applying an atmospheric model in weather prediction mode initialized using data assimilation.

Please apply by email tomspritch at uci.edu  electronically: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) a brief cover letter (no more than 1 page) describing research interests, and (4) the names of three individuals who can provide a letter of reference.

Minimum qualifications:
1) Ph.D. in Earth sciences, hydrology, atmospheric sciences, or related field; 2) strong communication skills; 3) strong computational skills.

Preferred qualifications:
1) Experience with land-atmosphere coupled modeling; 2) Experience with data-assimilation or weather forecasting; 3) Experience with remote and in situ measurements of the atmosphere and soil state; 4) Strong quantitative and statistical skills; 5) A strong record of publication; and 6) Availability as soon as possible.

The Department of Earth System Science at UCI is a highly interdisciplinary environment with faculty expertise in many components of the Earth System. Living in Irvine means enjoying constant Southern California sunshine, a cap-and-trade carbon economy, and nearby Laguna & Newport Beaches (for surfing), Los Angeles (for hipster culture), and Palm Springs / Joshua Tree (for desert solace).

Mike Pritchard
Assistant Professor
Earth System Sciences
University of California, Irvine

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