[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions, University of California, Irvine (multi-scale, atmospheric simulation techniques (cloud superparameterization)
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Sun May 4 20:45:20 MDT 2014
Postdoctoral Research Associate Positions
Mike Pritchard’s Group
Department of Earth System Sciences
University of California, Irvine, CA
I am looking for Post-doctoral Research Associates interested in using
atmospheric simulation techniques (cloud superparameterization) to
better understand the basic
dynamics, intrinsic predictability, and climate sensitivity of (1)
convectively coupled modes of
atmospheric variability (such as the Madden-Julian Oscillation and
Central US summertime
mesoscale convective systems) and (2) land-atmosphere hydrologic coupling.
The term of appointment is for one year, renewable for at least a second
year, subject to
approval and availability of funding. Positions are not entirely project
specific, but applicants
who can demonstrate research relevance to the above topics are
preferred. Start dates are
flexible and could begin as early as July 2014. It is expected that two
positions will be available.
Computational fluency in Fortran90 and standard UNIX scripting languages
Applicants who already have or are eager to grow any of the following
technical skills are
- Understanding of (and ability to modify) physical parameterizations in
Community Atmosphere Model (CAM) and Community Land Model (CLM).
- Applying an atmospheric model in weather prediction mode initialized
assimilation (e.g. with the CAM-Data Assimilation Research Testbed).
- High performance software engineering, such as GPU acceleration or
optimization of massively parallel MPI/OpenMP code.
The Department of Earth System Science at UCI is a highly
interdisciplinary environment with
faculty expertise in many components of the Earth System, including
physics and terrestrial hydrology. Living in Irvine means enjoying
Southern California sunshine,
a cap-and-trade carbon economy, and nearby Laguna & Newport Beaches (for
Angeles (for hipster culture), and Palm Springs / Joshua Tree (for
Please submit 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 four individuals who
can provide a letter of reference. Applications should be received prior
to June 15, 2014 and can
be sent directly to me at mspritch at uci.edu.
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