Postdoctoral Research Associate

University of Arizona in Tucson
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Sep 14, 2018
Oct 14, 2018
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Postdoc on Pacific sea level modeling study

            We seek a postdoctoral researcher to conduct studies on modeling of the Pacific sea level rise pattern and the role of Pacific sea level and heat content in climate variability and change. The successful candidate will use the CMIP6 models, analyze model performance in simulating Pacific sea level, compare modeling results with observations, and identify critical ocean-atmospheric processes for model improvement. In particular, the candidate will look at the simulations by the NOAA/GFDL high-resolution global climate models including CM2.5, CM2.6 and CM4.      

            This NOAA-funded project is a collaboration among scientists at the University of Arizona and the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory of NOAA. It brings together experts from academia and government research labs to work on pressing climate change and sea level rise issues. The position will be located in the Geosciences department of the University of Arizona, with collaboration visits to NOAA/GFDL.

            The selected candidate will have a Ph.D. in climate science, oceanography, atmospheric science, or a related field. Candidates with experience of large modeling and/or observation data analysis are preferred. Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of extension for another two years subject to satisfactory performance and available funding. Salary commensurate with experience. Search is open on university website until job is filled.

            Complete applications, including cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, and contact information for three references, should be submitted online at (search the job number P20656). Questions can be directed to Prof. Jianjun Yin ( or Dr. Stephen Griffies (