Employment

Research Position in Regional Earth System Modeling

The UCLA Dept. of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences received a 5-year NSF Collaborative Research award for assessment of the future evolution of the four Eastern Boundary Upwelling Systems, including the U.S. West Coast. This project aims to provide a comprehensive understanding of the consequences of climate change and its interplay with decadal variability over the coming decades in coastal upwelling systems.

UCLA seeks an assistant researcher in Regional Earth System Modeling. The assistant researcher will oversee continued development and application of atmospheric (WRF) and oceanic (ROMS) components, including physical and biogeochemical aspects. Development activities will concentrate mainly on improvement of the coupled model and its biogeochemical modules, while applications include analyses of coastal air-sea interaction, biogeochemical response, and mechanisms of climate variability and change. The position will be supervised by Dr. Lionel Renault and will also involve collaboration with other faculty and researchers within UCLA (Profs. Alex Hall and Jim McWilliams) and University of Washington (Prof. Curtis Deutsch). The position is available for one year, initially, and will be renewable on an annual basis. It is available immediately, although the start date is negotiable.

Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences or a related field, effective oral and written communication skills, and an interest in collaborative research. Strong programming skills are also essential. Experience running regional or global numerical models will be an advantage, especially WRF or ROMS. Applicants should submit a brief statement of research interests and goals and a complete CV, including contact information for three references, to Dr. Lionel Renault. Applications should be submitted through UCLA Recruit at https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu. Consideration of applications begins immediately.

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 see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.


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.


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.