[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Scientist, paleoclimate modeling, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ

Christine Wiedinmyer christin at ucar.edu
Tue Oct 4 13:23:59 MDT 2016

DEPARTMENT OF Earth and Planetary Sciences
Assistant Project Scientist – Project Scientist

The University of California invites applications for a position in the 
Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences
under the direction of Dr. Jeffrey Kiehl.   The candidate will help with 
on-going research in the study of warm
climates of Earth’s deep past, supported by a grant from the 
Heising-Simons Foundation, and will perform
innovative research using the National Center for Atmospheric Research 
(NCAR) Community Earth System Model
(CESM). The focus of the research is to help develop a deep time 
paleoclimate version of the CESM and apply it to
studying climate feedback processes that potentially operated during 
past warm periods including: the early
Eocene, mid-Cretaceous and end Permian. The project will in particular 
focus on the role of cloud-aerosol
interactions for these deep time periods. The candidate will perform 
advanced statistical data analysis, interpret
and disseminate scientific findings in the form of written manuscripts 
and oral presentations. Responsibilities also
include contributions to research project goals, serving as primary and 
co-author on peer reviewed manuscripts
and helping to write project reports.

RANK: Assistant Project Scientist – Project Scientist, determined by 
SALARY: Minimum $54,800, commensurate with experience.

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. (or foreign equivalent) in Atmospheric 
Sciences, Atmospheric Chemistry,
Paleoclimatology, Earth Sciences, or other relevant field; and at least 
two years post-baccalaureate experience
using large-scale global climate models. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: 
Familiarity with the NCAR CESM and with climate model simulation. 
with the modeling of atmospheric chemical processes.

POSITION AVAILABLE: As soon as possible (negotiable).

TERM OF APPOINTMENT:  Initial appointment is for 1 year. Should hiring 
unit propose reappointment, a review to
assess performance will be conducted.

TO APPLY: Applications are accepted via the UCSC Academic Recruit online 
system, and must include a letter of
application that addresses how you meet the qualifications, a curriculum 
vitae, and three confidential letters of
recommendation. Documents/materials must be submitted as PDF files.
Apply at https://recruit.ucsc.edu/apply/JPF00395
Refer to Position #JPF00395-17T in all correspondence.
*All letters will be treated as confidential per University of 
California policy and California state law. For any reference letter 
provided via a third party (i.e.,
dossier service, career center), direct the author to UCSC’s 
confidentiality statement at http://apo.ucsc.edu/confstm.htm.

CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin on November 1, 2016. To 
ensure full consideration, applications
should be complete.  The position will remain open until filled, but not 
later than 1/5/2017.

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, age, or protected veteran status. 
UC Santa Cruz is committed
to excellence through diversity and strives to establish a climate that 
welcomes, celebrates, and promotes respect for the contributions of all 
students and
employees. Inquiries regarding the University’s equal employment 
opportunity policies may be directed to: Office for Diversity, Equity, 
and Inclusion at the
University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064; (831) 459-2686.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only 
individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as 
established by providing
documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 
1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or 
sub-contracts require the
selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is 
available here or from the Academic Personnel Office (APO) at (831) 
UCSC is a smoke & tobacco-free campus
If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the 
Academic Personnel Office at apo at ucsc.edu (831) 459-4300.
VISIT THE APO WEB SITE AT: http://apo.ucsc.edu 09/26/16
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