Postdoctoral Res. Associate in Understanding Cryosphere-Aerosol Interactions Over High Mountain Asia

Princeton University, Princeton
Apr 05, 2017
May 05, 2017
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Understanding Cryosphere-Aerosol Interactions Over High Mountain Asia

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in association with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks a postdoctoral or more senior candidate for research related to how cryosphere-aerosol interactions affect hydroclimate variability over High Mountain Asia. A key focus will require comparing observations and high-resolution global climate model output to understand hydroclimate variability over High Mountain Asia with a particular emphasis on the cryosphere-aerosol interactions and related processes. This will include an assessment of presently available and future developmental satellite-based data products and other regional observational or model-based reanalyses. This will also include an assessment of aerosol-climate interactions in the region and targeted analysis to better understand how aerosol deposition and its variability may affect regional hydroclimate in both the historical record and the future. The research will also examine how the cryosphere and hydroclimate respond to natural variability and radiative forcing changes over the next 100 years. This position will provide the opportunity for collaboration within GFDL and Princeton University, as well as with members of the NASA High Mountain Asia Team at various institutions. Travel to meet with collaborators will be encouraged, but not required.

The selected candidate will have one or more of the following attributes: (a) a strong background in hydroclimate, climate dynamics, snow hydrology, cryosphere science, or a closely related field; (b) experience using and analyzing advanced climate models and observational datasets (including remote sensing data); (c) strong diagnostic skills in analyzing large data sets.

Candidate must have a PhD. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Complete applications, including a CV, publication list, at least 3 letters of recommendation, and a short statement of research interests should be submitted by May 5, 2017 for full consideration.

Applicants must apply online to For additional information, you may contact Dr. Sarah Kapnick ( or Dr. Paul Ginoux (

This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Princeton University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.