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Research Associate in Air-Sea Interactions and Climate Modelling
Space and Atmospheric Group, Department of Physics,
Imperial College, London (South Kensington Campus)

Applications are invited for a Research Associate position within the Space and Atmospheric Physics Group at Imperial College, London. The successful applicant will work with Dr Arnaud Czaja on the development and analysis of a high resolution model of air-sea interactions over the Gulf Stream. The post holder will be expected to support the Department’s teaching activities.
It is essential that you have been awarded or submitted a PhD or equivalent level of professional qualifications and have experience in atmosphere or ocean modelling. Demonstrated skill/proficiency in the following areas is desirable: geophysical fluid dynamics, climate dynamics, running complex model codes on high-performance computers, skill in analyzing numerical model output and verification statistics.

You would join an active and growing team within the Space and Atmospheric Physics group. We are developing new observational diagnostics and are analyzing a whole hierarchy of coupled ocean – atmosphere models to unravel the basic physics of ocean-atmosphere coupling in midlatitudes. This particular project is motivated by recent results suggesting that the oceanic impact on the atmosphere in midlatitudes is mediated by low Richardson number processes (convection, symmetric instability –see Czaja and Blunt, 2011 Quart. J. Roy. Met. Soc.). Specifically, we are collaborating with Dr Tim Woollings and Dr Helen Dacre from Reading University to develop a version of the UK Met Office Model at a resolution of 4km over a limited Gulf Stream domain –see Fig. 1. Heat and momentum tendencies computed from this model will be used to drive a coarser, global, climate model in order to investigate the impact of Gulf Stream air-sea interactions on the downstream development and life cycles of blocking events and of the North Atlantic Oscillation.
The position is for a 3-yr duration. For more information, please contact Dr Czaja by email: a.czaja@imperial.ac.uk

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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position in Oceanography
at the University of Washington, Seattle, WA

The Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean (JISAO) at the University of
Washington is seeking Post-doctoral Research Associates with research interests in atmospheric
science, oceanography and climate. JISAO encompasses a diversity of scientific interests including
large-scale atmospheric-ocean interaction, ocean and atmospheric dynamics, biogeochemical
cycles, ocean acidification, climate impacts on ocean and land ecosystems, high-latitude climate,
paleoclimate studies, ocean and atmospheric model development and evaluation, and climate
forcing and feedbacks. JISAO operates jointly between the University of Washington and the
NOAA research laboratories in Seattle, particularly the Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory

At least three positions will be filled. Terms of appointment are for one (1) year, renewable for a
second year, subject to approval and availability of funding. Positions are not project specific; a
successful applicant is expected to define his/her research goals within the broad program areas
of JISAO and are strongly encouraged to collaborate with University of Washington and NOAA
PMEL scientists. Applicants who can demonstrate research relevance to both JISAO and PMEL
programs are preferred. Successful applicants must hold a recent Ph.D. in order to assume a
post-doctoral position.

Applicants are asked to submit electronically: (1) a curriculum vitae, (2) a publication list, (3) a
brief research proposal (no more than 5 pages, double-spaced, excluding bibliography and
figures) describing research to be pursued during a two-year tenure at the University of
Washington, and (4) the names of four individuals who can provide a letter of reference. In
addition, a letter of support from a mentor at the UW or PMEL is strongly encouraged. Research
mentors may be PMEL research scientists, JISAO research scientists, and/or UW faculty members
in relevant departments. (A list of possible mentors and their research interests can be found on
the JISAO web page [http://jisao.washington.edu/research/postdocs]. This list is not inclusive;
mentors at PMEL or the UW not on this list may also be considered.)

Applications should be received prior to November 15, 2012. Applications received after that date
are not likely to be considered. Applications should be sent to: Collen Marquist, Administrative
Specialist, at marquist@uw.edu. Inquiries may be directed to Collen electronically; by Fax at 206-
685-3397; or by mail to the Director, Joint Institute for Study of Atmosphere and Ocean, Attn:
Collen Marquist, Box 355672, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195.

The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request
disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at
206.543.6450 / 206.543.6452 (tty) or dso@u.washington.edu


Joint Institute for the Study of the Atmosphere and Ocean
University of Washington • 3737 Brooklyn Avenue NE, Box 355672 • Seattle, WA 98195
jisao@u.washington.edu • jisao.washington.edu • T: 206.685.2899 • F: 206.685.3397

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CEOAS/OSU Institutional Postdoctoral Research Associate Opportunities

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University, Corvallis Oregon, invites applications for two Institutional Postdoctoral Research Associate positions. One
position will focus on the human dimension of the Earth System and Geographical Sciences. The other will address physical, chemical, biological, and/or geological aspects of the Earth System. CEOAS puts high value on emerging research areas that transcend traditional discipline boundaries, and on the ability of researchers to work in collaborative teams. Awards are competitive, with a major emphasis on potential for independent grant-funded research.

Positions are F/T, 12-mo, fixed-term; renewal is at the discretion of the Dean. If renewed, the university-funded FTE would be 0.75 in year two and 0.5 in year three.  FTE may be increased with external funding generated by the appointee.   Each postdoc will be paired with appropriate faculty mentors for training in the development and submission of fundable research proposals, research collaboration, and publication of results. CEOAS Institutional postdocs will be encouraged to seek external funding, and may serve as PI or co-PI on grant proposals. Following the training period, opportunity may exist, based on mutual agreement of the College,  the candidate, and in accordance with university procedures, to change the position to a research or tenure-track status. Requires completed Ph.D. degree in general area of Earth System Sciences or related field prior to appointment. We encourage applicants to contact CEOAS faculty members with research interests fitting the proposed work.

For additional information, see http://ceoas.oregonstate.edu/.
To apply, see http://oregonstate.edu/jobs, posting 0009314.
For questions contact CEOAS HR Coordinator, Sarah Haluzak, +1-541-737-5194.
For full consideration apply by September 1, 2012.

OSU is an AA/EOE.

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Senior Policy Researcher: Climate Change Mitigation in Forestry, Land Use and Agriculture Sectors

Position: Senior Policy Researcher
Topic: Climate Change Mitigation Policy in Forestry, Land Use, and Agriculture Sectors
Salary range: Competitive compensation package commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Start date: Fall 2012
Location: Seattle, WA, USA
Application deadline: Until position is filled

Job description
The Stockholm Environment Institute (SEI) seeks a senior level researcher to build upon and expand SEI’s climate change mitigation research in the forestry, land use and agriculture sectors.

SEI is an independent international research organization working on sustainable development issues at local, national, and global policy levels. One of seven centers that span four continents, SEI’s U.S. Center maintains offices in Somerville (MA), Davis (CA), and Seattle (WA). This position will be located at the Seattle office, which focuses on climate change policy with a particular interest in the role of energy, land use, and consumption in mitigating global GHG emissions. SEI’s Seattle staff works closely with government agencies, policy makers, and research organizations in the U.S. Pacific Northwest region as well as nationally and internationally. They also regularly collaborate with colleagues at SEI’s centers throughout the world.

The Senior Policy Researcher will join SEI’s Seattle team and lead research activities that assess and advance the contribution of forestry, agriculture, and other land use to climate change mitigation. Areas of focus will depend in part on the successful applicant’s particular strengths and are likely to include several of the following topics: terrestrial carbon cycling, bioenergy and biocarbon potentials, life-cycle assessment, emissions accounting frameworks, AFOLU policies, REDD+, and carbon markets.

Specific responsibilities include: (more…)

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CIRES/CSD Atmospheric Research Position

The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to study atmospheric aerosol radiative properties. The successful applicant will work in the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – Earth System Research Laboratory/Chemical Sciences Division (NOAA ESRL/CSD). Within this Division, the researcher will work closely with a team of federal and university scientists responsible for measurements and analysis of aerosol optical, chemical, and microphysical properties. The researcher will help evaluate a new instrument now being developed that will measure ambient aerosol optical extinction. This work will involve assembling, testing, and improving the prototype, evaluating its performance, and performing field measurements to study aerosol optical properties at all ambient humidities, including approaching saturation. Interpretation of these data will help advance the understanding of the climate forcing properties of atmospheric aerosol particles and their sources, atmospheric processing, and fates. Additional research tasks include the operation of and analysis of data from a multi-channel cavity ringdown aerosol extinction instrument operated on NOAA and NASA research aircraft. The initial term of the appointment is for one year, with a possibility of extension to a maximum of three years.

 Participate in the assembly, operation, testing, and calibration of an open-path cavity ringdown instrument now under construction that will measure aerosol extinction at ambient conditions. Contribute to design improvements of this instrument.
 Operate an existing cavity ringdown aerosol extinction instrument during airborne field projects anticipated in summer 2013.
 Participate in data reduction, critical evaluation, and archiving of the field data.
 Analyze the data, in conjunction with other field and laboratory measurements and model results, to evaluate and improve current understanding of aerosol optical properties, the processes that affect them, and the climaterelevant consequences. Present the results at scientific meetings and publish them in peer-reviewed journals.

 Doctoral degree in engineering, physics, or chemistry, or related field. Capability for self-guided, motivated, and original research.
 Ability to work well with other researchers and support staff in a cooperative research environment.
 Experience in design, construction, operation, and maintenance of custom-built scientific instrumentation.
 Experience with laser systems and aerosol generation and measurement is desirable.
 Experience with design, construction, testing, and troubleshooting of electronic and optical subassemblies is desirable.
 Ability to perform required duties associated with ~2 month field deployments in support of focused measurement campaigns.

Please contact Dr. Charles A. Brock (303-497-3795 / Charles.A.Brock@noaa.gov) at NOAA ESRL/CSD for further information.

To Apply
The position will be filled as a Research Associate at the University of Colorado at Boulder and will be eligible for employee benefits, including 22 days of vacation (for a 100% position) per year. You must use www.jobsatcu.com to formally apply for this position. Search for this position using job posting ID 818648 Be prepared to upload a cover letter, your current resume/cv, proof of your degree (upload under Doc 1), and a letter of recommendation (upload under Doc 2)

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 (303) 492-1334. The University of Colorado at Boulder conducts background checks for all final applicants being considered for employment

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I wanted to bring to your attention a newly-advertised postdoctoral position looking at climate variations in the Intra-Americas Seas (IAS) and their influence on climate extremes using high-resolution coupled models, at GFDL, in Princeton NJ.

The position’s details can be see here:


Please forward to anyone who you think would be interested.

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Dear Colleagues,

the following link


announces information for at least six postdoctoral positions at the MPI in connection to the high-resolution (local/regional) simulation (toward global LES) initiative that I presented (to some of you) in Ringberg.

I think it could be a very exciting and ambitious project for a young person to be involved in, and if you would be willing to circulate the announcement, I would appreciate it.

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