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2 Postdoctoral Positions in Regional Climate Change at UCLA

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences and Center for Climate Science seek two postdoctoral scholars, to be supervised by Prof. Alex Hall. Each position would begin as soon as possible. It would initially be for one year, but is renewable for one or more years, contingent on satisfactory progress.

For the first position, the general research area is downscaling global climate model output to produce credible high-spatial-resolution projections of anthropogenic climate change over the Western U.S., analyzing these projections, and developing innovative and more accurate downscaling methods that can be applied more broadly. The science this position will produce will be of great interest to water managers and other stakeholders, and there is the potential to interact with the stakeholder community.

For the second position, the general research area is using global and regional climate models to understand climate change impacts on drought, vegetation, and wildfire in California. The science this position will produce will be of great interest to water managers, forest and fire managers, and other stakeholders, and there is the potential to interact with the stakeholder community. This project is part of a larger effort to understand the future of hydrologic extremes.

Any candidate with interest in these topics is invited to apply. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences or a related field, effective oral and written communication skills, and strong programming and analytical skills.

Applicants should submit (1) a statement of research interests and goals, no longer than one page, and (2) a complete CV, including contact information for three references. These materials should be addressed to Ms. Katharine Reich at kreich@ioes.ucla.edu. Consideration of applications will begin on August 8, 2016, and continue until the position is filled. UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants, including women and minorities, are encouraged to apply. For more about Prof. Hall’s research activities, visit www.atmos.ucla.edu/csrl.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please follow this link: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


Postdoctoral research position on regional air quality modeling

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences seeks a postdoctoral scholar to support modeling activities of FIREX-AQ, a joint NOAA/NASA field program to better study the atmospheric effects of wildland and agricultural fires in the U.S. Anticipated duties include leading the development, testing, deployment and evaluation of a prediction system to forecast biomass burning smoke that constraints emissions in near-real time using satellite retrievals, coordinating multiple air quality forecasting systems provided by other institutions to support flight planning and perform post-campaign analysis, participating in the field deployment, and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.

Desired qualifications include a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, physics, engineering, or a related field, strong quantitative and programming skills, experience on running air quality models and analyzing their output, knowledge on data assimilation and/or inverse modeling, and strong scientific writing skills.

Applicants should send a CV with a cover letter, three references, and a one page summary of recent work and interests as a single PDF document to Prof. Pablo Saide. This appointment is for one year, renewable for up to three years pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The position is available starting immediately but the start date is flexible. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about Prof. Pablo Saide’s research group please visit https://dept.atmos.ucla.edu/saide.

For more about the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences research activities, visit http://www.atmos.ucla.edu.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please follow this link: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.


Research Position in Regional Earth System Modeling

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) seeks two postdoctoral scholars, supervised by Prof. Ulli Seibt and Prof. Jochen Stutz. The positions would begin in the Winter of 2018 and are initially for one year, with the option of renewals for up to two years, contingent on satisfactory progress.

The research area is the observation and modelling of land biosphere fluxes of OCS/CO2/H2O and solar induced fluorescence (SIF). One position focuses on the acquisition and interpretation of field data from flux towers in the rainforest in Costa Rica, agricultural fields in Iowa, and the boreal forest in central Canada. The second position has a stronger focus on numerical modeling activities related to the field data. Combining the various datasets will be a component of both positions.

Candidates with experience in biosphere remote sensing, gas exchange measurements, carbon cycle modeling, or related research areas are encouraged to apply. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field, proof of effective oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical skills.

Applicants should submit (1) a statement of research interests and goals, no longer than one page, (2) a complete CV, including contact information for three references, and (3) at least one first- authored publication/manuscript. The materials should be addressed to Ulli Seibt and Jochen Stutz . Consideration of applications will begin on Nov 1, 2017, and continue until the position is filled.

For more about the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences research activities, visit http://www.atmos.ucla.edu.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy please follow this link: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.