Postdoctoral Scholars

CLA Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences seeks postdoctoral scholars in atmospheric and climate dynamics, for positions supervised by Prof. David Neelin and Dr. Fiaz Ahmed.

 

Date posted

Sep. 27, 2022 4:15 pm

Application deadline

Oct. 27, 2022 5:00 pm

Organization

Dept. of Atmospheric Science and Oceanic Sciences at UCLA

Location

  • United States

Job description

We have an open postdoc position in the UCLA department of Atmospheric Sciences.

UCLA Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences seeks postdoctoral scholars in atmospheric and climate dynamics, for positions supervised by Prof. David Neelin and Dr. Fiaz Ahmed. Both positions will be in the area of precipitation processes and moist atmospheric dynamics, especially the relationship of precipitation phenomena to their environment with the aim of constraining or improving their representation in climate models. One position will work with Department of Energy (DOE) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement program (ARM) observations to understand how tropical convection interacts with its environment, analyze observed and simulated precipitation-features for extreme events statistics, and will interact with a team of DOE-funded investigators. The other position will interact with the NOAA Model Diagnostics Task Force (MDTF), developing process-oriented diagnostics for precipitation processes, including storm-environment relations and bringing them into the MDTF software framework, and contributing to furthering the framework. The positions are available immediately. Each position would initially be for one year, renewable contingent upon satisfactory progress. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Sciences or a related field, effective oral and written communication skills, and strong analytical and programming skills, especially in Python. Applicants should submit a complete CV, including a list of refereed publications and contact information for three references. These materials should be addressed to David Neelin <neelin@atmos.ucla.edu> and Fiaz Ahmed <fiaz@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 .