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Assistant Researcher Position in Regional Climate Change at UCLA

Prof. Alex Hall at the UCLA Center for Climate Science seeks an Assistant Researcher to take a lead role in conducting and organizing research related to regional climate and regional climate change.

The UCLA Center for Climate Science enables real-world climate change problem-solving by developing innovative methods to produce fine-scale projections of future climate. It also builds earth system modeling frameworks to allow those projections to be used for interdisciplinary climate impacts research of practical use to stakeholders. Finally, the Center coordinates research collaborations and engages planners, decision-makers, the media, and the public.

Initially, the Assistant Researcher will focus on launching and coordinating recently funded projects. Over time, the Assistant Researcher will take responsibility for developing and maintaining a strong research program by managing and coordinating a team of students and postdocs; coordinating interdisciplinary research with other entities on campus, as well as external collaborators; and pursuing funding opportunities. Initially, the successful candidate will be closely mentored by Prof. Alex Hall. Thus the position is an excellent opportunity for a young researcher to gain leadership experience and influence the direction of a successful research center.

At present, there are 3 years of guaranteed funding for this position. The Center's Director and Associate Director (Prof. Alex Hall and Ms. Katharine Reich) will be actively engaged with the successful candidate in obtaining funding to continue the position beyond 3 years.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. and ideally, some research experience beyond the Ph.D. Excellent written and oral communication skills are necessary, in addition to scientific creativity and strong technical skills. Experience mentoring students or postdocs and writing grants is desirable.

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.


Post-Doctoral Researcher Position, UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) seeks a postdoctoral scholar, supervised by Prof. S.E. Paulson. The position is for one year, renewable, contingent on satisfactory progress and funding availability, and is available starting as soon as Feb. 15, 2017.

The general research area is interactions between the built environment and variations of air pollutant concentrations at high spatial resolution (tens of meters). The primary focus of the project is the development of a modelling framework to predict the impacts of different built environment configurations on pedestrian and resident exposures at the scale of a few blocks. A PhD in Atmospheric Science, mechanical Engineering or related field is required, and a strong foundation in micrometeorology and numerical models is preferred. Willingness and ability to engage in field measurement campaigns (the topic of several related proposals) is also desirable.

Applicants should submit (1) a brief 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 paulson@atmos.ucla.edu . Consideration of applications will begin on January 20, 2017, and will 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 and 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 Position in Atmospheric Circulation Change at UCLA

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) seeks a postdoctoral scholar, supervised by Prof. Alex Hall. The position would begin in the fall of 2016. It would initially be for one year, but is renewable for up to two years, contingent on satisfactory progress.

The general research area is changes in the sub-tropical and mid-latitude atmospheric circulation associated with anthropogenic climate change. Any candidate with interest in this topic is invited to apply. Experience diagnosing mechanisms underpinning variability or anthropogenic changes in atmospheric circulation is critical. Experience analyzing output from global climate model simulations such as those in the CMIP5 archive is also desirable. 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.


Ladder Faculty Search in Space Physics

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) seeks outstanding applicants for a ladder faculty position in Space Physics. Preference is for an appointment at the Assistant or Associate level, but more senior levels will also be considered.

Candidates with research interests in any aspect(s) of the coupled Magnetospheric, Ionospheric, and Upper Atmospheric system, are encouraged to apply. Backgrounds in theory, modeling, laboratory and/or observational analysis will be considered. The UCLA Space Physics program is cooperative and interdepartmental, including faculty in the Earth, Planetary, and Space Sciences and the Physics Departments. The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences is a vibrant and collaborative department with faculty interested in atmospheric, climate, and ocean science, as well as Space Physics. The ability of applicants to profit from, complement, and further contribute to UCLA’s long-standing strength in Space Physics will be a consideration in evaluation. In addition, she or he will show a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of AOS faculty members, graduate student population, and majors within the field.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree at the time of appointment and will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of the AOS department, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. He or she will also be expected to lead or develop a first rate research program in Space Physics, including interactions with others of all levels within the UCLA Space Physics community. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The target start date is on or after June 30, 2016.

Please submit your online application to the Search Committee for a faculty position in Space Physics at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01934. Please include: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter; (3) a statement of teaching; (4) a statement of research; and (5) a list of 3-5 individuals who are familiar with your work and can serve as references.

Applications are due by February 29, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. 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.


Ladder Faculty Search in Atmospheric Chemistry

The UCLA Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability (IOES) jointly seek candidates for a ladder faculty position in the broad area of atmospheric chemistry. We are particularly interested in candidates who are committed to advancing development of atmospheric chemistry/air quality models and their applications. Candidates with focus on measurements in the field or laboratory are also encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a strong interest in applying models/measurements to study environmental issues. Examples include, but are not limited to, climate change due to air pollution, exposure/human health, atmospheric responses to changes in energy infrastructure, and/or other similar topics. The successful candidate will demonstrate potential to conduct exceptional research and excellence in teaching. In addition, she or he will show a clear commitment to enhancing the diversity of AOS and IOES faculty members, graduate student population, and majors within the field. The appointment can be made at any level of seniority. The position will be 50% in each department.

The successful applicant must hold a Ph.D. (or equivalent) degree at the time of appointment and will be expected to lead or develop a first rate program of research in Atmospheric Chemistry. He or she will be expected to contribute to the teaching mission of AOS and IOES, at both the graduate and undergraduate levels. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience. The target start date is on or after July 1, 2016. Please submit your online application to the Search Committee for a faculty position in Atmospheric Chemistry at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF01871

Please include: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) cover letter; (3) a statement of teaching; (4) a statement of research; and (5) a list of 3-5 individuals who are familiar with your work and can serve as references.

Applications are due by January 31, 2016, but the position will remain open until filled. 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 Position in Climate Change Science at UCLA


UCLA Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences seeks a postdoctoral scholar in Climate Change Science, supervised by Prof. Alex Hall. There are two possible areas of research emphasis for the position:

--future changes in coastal fog
--future changes in hydrologic extremes

Both modeling and observational approaches will be valuable in investigating these topics.

The position would begin during the summer of 2016. It would initially be for one year, but renewable for up to two years, contingent upon satisfactory progress. 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 brief statement of research interests and goals, including a sentence identifying which of the two areas listed above best fits their research interests, and (2) a complete CV, including contact information for three references. These materials should be addressed to Katharine Reich at kreich@ioes.ucla.edu. 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 http://research.atmos.ucla.edu/csrl.