[ES_JOBS_NET] CIRES/PSD Research Associate (Post Doc), Colorado, climate variations and change and marine ecosystems

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue May 20 16:05:51 MDT 2014

CIRES/PSD Research Associate (Post Doc)

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) 
in Boulder, Colorado is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to 
work in the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory/Physical Sciences 
Division (ESRL/PSD) on understanding causes of climate variations and 
change that contribute to tipping points in marine ecosystems. This is a 
two-year position (subject to renewal after the first year) based at 
NOAA/ESRL/PSD in Boulder, Colorado.


The position responsibilities include diagnosing and explaining climate 
variability and change that can impact marine ecosystems. The focus will 
be on understanding changes in the physical system that lead to “tipping 
points” or abrupt changes in the structure, function and services of 
marine ecosystems. The position involves working with a team at NOAA 
ESRL/PSD and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL). The 
candidate will apply observations, global climate models (GCMs), Earth 
System Models (ESMs), and other tools necessary for understanding where, 
when, and how marine ecosystems may reach a tipping point, such as 
thermal stress that is lethal to organisms within an ecosystem. Key 
topics include: application of GFDL's current ESMs to assess past and 
future climate and marine ecosystem variability including abrupt shifts 
at regional scales and the development of indices that provide 
early-warning of possible climate and ecosystem tipping points. 
Responsibilities include diagnosing observations and model runs.


The applicant will have a PhD degree with detailed knowledge of climate 
dynamics, physical oceanography, and atmospheric science. Specific 
expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired: (i) climate 
and geophysical fluid dynamics; (ii) nonlinear dynamics; (iii) climate 
and earth system models and their applications; and, (iv) statistical 
techniques. An interdisciplinary background with knowledge of marine 
biogeochemistry and ecosystem dynamics will be beneficial for 
contributing to the full scope of the project. Experience analyzing 
large datasets and/or model output is critical, and the ability to 
design and conduct GCM and/or ESM experiments is a plus.

The position will be filled as a Research Associate at the University of 
Colorado Boulder and will be eligible for employee benefits, including 
22 days of vacation (for a 100% position) per year.

To Apply
use the following link: http://www.jobsatcu.com/postings/80214

Applicants must complete the Faculty/Exempt Professional and EEO Data 
(application) form, and upload the required documents:
1- CV a complete resume including any publications, and salary history
2- Cover letter
3- Proof of highest degree earned (copy of diploma or unofficial 
4- List of 3 references with all contact information
5- One-to-two page statement of research interests should be submitted 
by July 1, 2014 for full consideration, though evaluation will be ongoing.

The University of Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to 
building a diverse workforce. We encourage applications from women, 
racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities and 
veterans. Alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request 
for individuals with disabilities by contacting the ADA Coordinator at 
hr-ada at colorado.edu. The University of Colorado Boulder conducts 
background checks for all final applicants being considered for employment.

For more information about the position please contact Michael Alexander 
at Michael.Alexander at noaa.gov

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