[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoctoral Investigator, Influence of Arctic - Lower-Latitude Interactions on Weather and Climate Variability, WHOI

Christine Wiedinmyer christine.wiedinmyer.ucar at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 09:21:01 MDT 2017

Postdoctoral Investigator

Influence of Arctic - Lower-Latitude Interactions on Weather and Climate

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) invites applications for a

investigator to study influence of Arctic-lower latitude interactions on
weather and climate

variability with a team of scientists from WHOI (Young-Oh Kwon and Claude
Frankignoul) and

NCAR (Gokhan Danabasoglu and Steve Yeager).

The project aims to investigate the tropical and mid-latitude (collectively
referred to as lower

latitudes) oceanic and atmospheric drivers of regional Arctic changes as
well as the impact of

Arctic variability on the Northern Hemisphere climate and weather extremes,
based on a

combination of available observations and state-of-the-art climate models.
Additionally, the

proposed work will contribute to a European Union-led international
collaboration, the Blue-

Action Project (http://blue-action.eu/). The postdoctoral investigator will
be primarily

responsible for numerical experiments designed to establish the influence of
Arctic changes on

the lower latitudes.


. Recent Ph.D. degree (or nearly completed) in atmospheric science,
oceanography, or other

relevant discipline.

. Prior experience in global climate modeling, preferably with the Community
Earth System

Model (CESM), with ability to modify the component models to setup the


. Some understanding of Arctic climate and its relationship with lower
latitude climate and


. Strong written and oral communication skills, as evidenced preferably
through publications

in peer-reviewed scientific literature and presentations to a variety of

The position will be located at WHOI in Woods Hole, MA with the expectation
of extended visits

to NCAR to collaborate directly with the NCAR Co-PIs. WHOI has a top-rated

program (www.whoi.edu/postdoctoral/) that supports a dynamic postdoctoral
community with

formal mentoring and career guidance programs. This position is full-time
and eligible for

benefits. The initial appointment will be for one year with a possibility of
renewal for another

year. Renewal of the appointment is conditional on the postdoctoral
investigator making

satisfactory progress during the initial year. Start date is flexible, but
the successful candidate

could begin immediately.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, CV, up to three relevant
publications, and

contact information for at least three professional references. Please apply
online at


For further information please contact Young-Oh Kwon (yokwon at whoi.edu).

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