Position overviewPosition title: Postdoctoral Scholar in Arctic Amplification
Open date: October 12, 2022
Most recent review date: Tuesday, Nov 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Apr 28, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for the position, Postdoctoral Scholar in Arctic Amplification, which will work under the direction of Professor Nicole Feldl. The postdoctoral scholar will engage in work that is part of a collaborative project funded by the Department of Energy that focuses on the role of warm moist air intrusions as a hypothesized driver of Arctic amplification. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct novel radiative-locking experiments in the Energy Exascale Earth System Model (E3SM) to elucidate how moisture intrusions promote water vapor and cloud feedbacks over the Arctic.
The selected candidate will ideally have training in atmospheric sciences; knowledge of extratropical dynamics and/or polar climate; and demonstrated experience modeling and coding, as well as working with large, complex datasets. Applicants with expertise in running and configuring global climate models, such as CESM, E3SM, or another state-of-the-art Earth system model are strongly encouraged to apply.
The postdoctoral scholar will join a vigorous research team coordinated by Professor Nicole Feldl of the University of California, Santa Cruz and Professor Hansi Singh of the School of Earth and Ocean Sciences at the University of Victoria, Canada, with additional collaborators from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The Earth and Planetary Sciences Department at UCSC is a highly interdisciplinary environment comprising ~25 faculty with expertise across many components of the Earth System, including climate dynamics, clouds and cloud-aerosol interactions, terrestrial and marine biogeochemical cycles, land surface processes, the cryosphere and sea level change, and planetary atmospheres. UCSC is a world-leading public research university that sits on two thousand acres of redwood-forested hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Monterey Bay with one of the most visually spectacular settings in higher education. The University of California is known for offering competitive retirement savings, health and family benefits, and has a strong institutional commitment to inclusive excellence and diversity.
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Ph.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in atmospheric, ocean, or earth sciences; physics; mathematics; or a related discipline.
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V., which must include a list of publications.
Cover Letter - Letter of application that summarizes your research experience, qualifications, and interest in the position.
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