Postdoctoral research position on constraining desert dust - climate interactions

Los Angeles, California
Starting salary will be $52,500 per year + benefits
May 13, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
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UCLA’s department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences seeks a postdoctoral scholar for a project to constrain the global cycle of desert dust aerosols, and its interactions with radiation, clouds, and climate. Anticipated duties include analyzing climate model output, conducting climate model simulations, developing simple analytical theories, and supervising graduate and undergraduate students.

Desired qualifications include a Ph.D. in atmospheric science, physics, engineering, or a related field, strong quantitative and programming skills, knowledge of the global dust cycle and/or radiative transfer, experience running atmospheric models and analyzing their output, and strong scientific writing skills.

Applicants should send a CV with a cover letter, three references, and a one page summary of recent work and interests as a single PDF document to Prof. Jasper Kok ( This appointment is for one year, renewable for up to three years pending satisfactory performance and continued funding. The start date is flexible, but would preferably be between July and October of 2017. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

For more information about Prof. Jasper Kok’s research and the Earth, Wind & Particles group at UCLA, please visit

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