Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climatology and Paleoclimatology

Employer
Baylor University
Location
Waco, Texas
Posted
Dec 15, 2020
Closes
Jan 14, 2021
Career Level
Postdoctoral
Education Level
PhD
Job Type
Full-time
Relocation Cost
No Relocation
Sector Type
Academia

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Climatology and Paleoclimatology

The Paleoclimate, Paleobotany, and Paleomagnetism Laboratory at Baylor University (https://sites.baylor.edu/daniel_peppe/), in collaboration with the Climate Dynamics Group at the University of Texas at Austin (https://www.jsg.utexas.edu/researcher/kerry_cook/), 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

Questions:

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

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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About Baylor

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criterion. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled

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