Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climatology and Paleoclimatology

Baylor University
Waco, Texas
Dec 15, 2020
Jan 14, 2021
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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climatology and Paleoclimatology

The Paleoclimate, Paleobotany, and Paleomagnetism Laboratory at Baylor University (, in collaboration with the Climate Dynamics Group at the University of Texas at Austin (, is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher for an Office of the Vice Provost for Research Postdoctoral appointment at Baylor University.

What We’re Looking For

We seek an applicant with a strong background in paleoclimate, climate, hydrological, and/or ecosystem modeling and programming to contribute to a project aimed at understanding the regional climate dynamics that influence the formation and variability of Lake Victoria and its surrounding ecosystems from the Pleistocene to the present.

The position is a full-time postdoctoral appointment, beginning June 1, 2021, with the possibility of renewal for up to three years. Salary is $47,500/year, plus benefits.

Required qualifications:

• Ph.D., or completion of all requirements for Ph.D., by June 1, 2021, in earth/environmental sciences, climatology, atmospheric science, statistics, or a closely related field

• Experience working with numerical climate, paleoclimate, land surface, terrestrial biosphere, ecosystem, vegetation, and/or hydrological models, and ideally experience with paleoclimate models and data

• Proficient programming skills in data analysis and compiled languages (Python, R, MATLAB, C++, Fortran, etc.), and experience using multi-processor computers

• Ability to perform independent research and to collaborate effectively with an international team of researchers

• Strong verbal and written communication skills and a track record of research presentations/publications

To be a part of the most compelling mission in higher education, submit a CV/resume, cover letter, and online application at the Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climatology and Paleoclimatology.

What You Will Do

• Assist Dr. Peppe with his research in Climatology and Paleoclimatology

• Collaborate with the Climate Dynamics group at the University of Texas at Austin.

• Planning and executing research projects as assigned

• Collecting and analyzing data


For further questions about the position, please reach out to Dr. Daniel Peppe at

What You Can Expect

As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family’s wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages

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