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Research Scientist in Geophysical Sciences

University of Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Jun 22, 2024

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Position Description

The Department of Geophysical Sciences at the University of Chicago invites applications for the position of Research Scientist, working in the DataWave project with Professor Pedram Hassanzadeh. The primary responsibilities for this position include developing machine learning (ML)-based models for parameterization or error correction of climate models, running numerical models to generate the required training data, and coupling the ML models to the numerical climate models. The research scientist will represent the team in the DataWave project and prepare reports and presentations.

Expected project length is 3 years. The expected start date is January 1, 2024.


Minimum qualifications:

  • A PhD in atmospheric science, physics, applied math, or engineering.
  • At least three years of postdoctoral experience.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with data assimilation.
  • Experience with high-performance computing

Application Instructions

Required materials are:

  • A cover letter
  • A current CV
  • Two confidential letters of recommendation

Applicants must apply online through the University of Chicago academic careers website using this link:

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We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University’s Statements on Diversity are at

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Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.


Department of the Geophysical Sciences and Enrico Fermi Institute

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