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Projecting Changing Hydroclimate Extremes over Western U.S. on Decadal to Multidecadal Time Scales

Princeton University
Princeton, New Jersey (US)
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Jul 23, 2022

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Postdoctoral Position:  Projecting Changing Hydroclimate Extremes over the Western United States on Decadal to Multidecadal Time Scales

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in association with NOAA’s Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks one or more postdoctoral or more senior researcher for research related to predicting and projecting changes in Western United States hydroclimate and extremes on decadal to multidecadal time scales, including observed and simulated changes in river flows. The research will make extensive use of both observations and a variety of modeling tools, including the latest generation of GFDL climate models. The selected candidate will analyze large data sets from observations and from multiple large ensembles conducted with high-resolution versions of the GFDL SPEAR model, with atmosphere-land horizontal resolutions as fine as 25 km. These ensembles span the period 1921-2100 and will be used to explore projected changes in hydroclimate extremes over the Western United States, especially on regional scales. The incumbent may also use real-time seasonal to decadal predictions and hindcasts with SPEAR to explore predictions of extremes on seasonal to decadal scales. The incumbent will be encouraged to use novel diagnostic techniques and new physical insights to explore these topics.

The selected candidate will have one or more of the following attributes: (a) a strong background in climate dynamics or a closely related field, (b) experience using and analyzing climate models, and (c) strong diagnostic skills in analyzing large data sets.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Atmospheric Science, Oceanography, or a closely related field.  The initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding.

Princeton is interested in candidates who, through their research, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community.  Applicants should apply online to at  Complete applications including a CV, publication list, 3 letters of recommendation and a one-to-two page research statement. Review of applications will begin September 20, 2022, and continue until the position is filled. For additional information, contact Tom Delworth (

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.


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