Postdoctoral Position in Climate Dynamics, University of Texas Institute for Geophysics

Austin, Texas 

Organization: University of Texas Institute for Geophysics

Type of opportunity: Post doc, fellowship

Contact: Dr. Pedro DiNezio,

Duties: The selected candidate will collaborate with Dr. Pedro DiNezio on projects focusing on the dynamics of the Earth’s climate. Particular areas of interest include tropical climatology, ENSO dynamics and prediction, decadal variability, as well as past and future climate changes. Research will involve configuring, running, and analyzing climate model simulations, observational analysis, and the development of process-based diagnostics and proxy-model synthesis. Candidates are invited to propose specific research projects aligned with the themes outlined above (optional).

Desired qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in climate dynamics, physical oceanography, atmospheric science, or meteorology
  • Ability analyzing large multi-model climate datasets
  • Ability designing and performing climate model experiments using CESM or a similar model on a shared super-computing platform
  • Experience using MATLAB, NCO, Python, or NCL
  • Experience with UNIX shell scripting and Fortran
  • Written and oral communication skills sufficient to lead author manuscripts and present research at conferences

Start and end dates: Summer or fall, 2016. The initial appointment is for one year with a potential extension for an additional year.

Salary/pay: $60,000/year

Link to more information: View the job announcement.

How to apply: Applicants can send applications electronically as email attachment to Applications must contain:

1) a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) that includes education, employment history, and publications
2) a concise statement of research interests and how they align with the climate research done at UTIG
3) names and contact information for three individuals willing to provide references

Application deadline: May 1, 2016