POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW, PHYSICAL OCEANOGRAPHY - UBC
Department of Earth, Ocean & Atmospheric Sciences at the University
of British Columbia invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in
the field of numerical modelling of coastal ocean circulation. The
successful applicant will conduct research as part of a group
developing a coupled bio-chem-physical model, based on the NEMO model,
of the Strait of Georgia with data assimilation from the VENUS
observatory to be run operationally.
The position is for one-year, renewable for a second year and preferred
start dates are July 2013-September 2013.
The application deadline is May 1,
2013 but it will be extended if a suitable candidate has not
Please see this PDF for details
Associate Director of User Services - Ocean Networks Canada
(ONC) - Victoria BC
Networks Canada is seeking an Associate Director of User Services. The
Associate Director will foster the growth of committed users of a
world-leading ocean observing system, and ensure that the stakeholder
community receives the necessary resources, access, and support to
plan, execute and complete their objectives.
Networks Canada is a world-leading organization supporting ocean
discovery and technological innovation. Ocean Networks Canada's vision
is to be a world leading organization supporting ocean discovery and
technological innovation. Our mission is to enable transformative ocean
research and technology development through an innovative cabled
infrastructure that supplies continuous power and Internet connectivity
to a broad suite of novel subsea instrumentation in coastal and
more information on Ocean Networks Canada, please visit: http://oceannetworks.ca/
more information on this opportunity, and to submit your cover letter
and resume for consideration, please visit:
Two (2) Staff
Scientists with specific research area backgrounds in deep-sea benthic
ecology, or plankton dynamics and ocean biogeochemistry - Ocean Networks Canada
(ONC) - Victoria BC
Networks Canada (ONC) is seeking two (2) Staff Scientists with specific
research area backgrounds in deep-sea benthic ecology, or plankton
dynamics and ocean biogeochemistry to work with external users and
internal departments to drive and integrate advances in
interdisciplinary science, IT capability, and multivariate earth-ocean
The Staff Scientist position is key in achieving ONC's mandate to serve
users of the complex data that ONC's instruments and sensors produce.
The Staff Scientist interacts with and provides support to a diverse
international user community, with the goal of increasing the number of
scientific publications, the number and breadth of users accessing the
facility, broadening the awareness and utility of the observatories in
the science community, and encouraging its use by an ever-widening
community of interdisciplinary users and research topics.
ONC is a world-leading organization supporting ocean discovery and
technological innovation. Operating as a not-for-profit society, ONC is
responsible for the management of VENUS, the coastal network, and
NEPTUNE Canada, the regional network, on behalf of the University of
Victoria. ONC's vision is to be a world leading organization supporting
ocean discovery and technological innovation. ONC's mission is to
enable transformative ocean research and technology development through
an innovative cabled infrastructure that supplies continuous power and
Internet connectivity to a broad suite of novel subsea instrumentation
in coastal and deep-ocean environments.
For more information on this opportunity, please visit the University
of Victoria's careers site at: https://uhire.uvic.ca/cgi-bin/WebObjects/uhire.
For more information about Ocean Networks Canada, please visit: http://oceannetworks.ca/.
Oceanographer / Numerical Modeler with Provincial Aerospace - Ice &
Aerospace's Ice and Environmental Services Division (PAL) has an
immediate opening for a physical oceanographer to join our rapidly
growing team. PAL is a global leader in provision of ice management and
has expanding operations worldwide.
If you are interested in joining our team please contact our general
Compensation will be based upon experience and education of the
ideal candidate would also have numerical modeling capabilities and
experience with ice modeling.
MSc. in Physical Oceanography.
of 2 years experience in scientific analysis/statistical analysis of
of basic GIS tasks and satellite analysis using ArcMap
mathematical programming skills
written and oral communication skills
analysis of environmental data as required for various reports
writing to reflect results of data analysis
basic GIS analysis of satellite imagery
data analysis by manipulating/writing spreadsheets and programming
recommendations to improve/change data collection and representation
environmental numerical modeling.
is expected the Physical Oceanographer will have:
- Knowledge of ice
- Knowledge of systems
used on a day-to-day basis
- Knowledge of the
content of the SOP's
- Knowledge of the
HS&E policies and procedures
INSTRUCTOR - DEPARTMENT OF
OCEANOGRAPHY, DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY
University is seeking applicants for an Instructor position within the
Department of Oceanography, Faculty of Science. This is a 12-month
position. Applicants require a minimum M. Sc. in Oceanography, with
extensive interdisciplinary experience in oceanographic sampling tools
and techniques, and in teaching at the undergraduate level.
successful applicant will be responsible for the organization,
coordination and instruction of two sections of a 2nd-year,
laboratory-based, full-year (1 credit) course ("Tools and Concepts in
Oceanography") offered in Fall and Winter semesters, and of two
sections of a 2-week, intensive field course (0.5 credit) offered in
Summer semester. Further teaching in relevant subject areas will be
responsibilities include: assisting with the instruction of the
material; evaluating the suitability of individual exercises and
updating them as agreed upon with the professors involved in class
design and instruction; preparing, in consultation with the class
professors, any manuals for the laboratory or field activities of the
classes; ordering all necessary supplies and maintaining equipment used
in the conduct of laboratory and field exercises; observing safe
practices during lab and field exercises; hiring, supervising and
evaluating the class teaching assistants; keeping all class records
including student marks and conducting all administrative duties
related to each class; acting as the instructional designer for the
class website (BbLearn); answering student queries on class content.
Instructor will contribute to Department, Faculty and University
committees and administration as needed, especially in areas relevant
to undergraduate teaching. Ongoing professional development,
particularly in learning and teaching, is strongly encouraged.
anticipated appointment date is 1 July 2013.
should write to the Chair, Selection Committee, Department of
Oceanography, Dalhousie University, PO Box 15000, Halifax, N. S.,
Canada, B3H 4R2, enclosing a full curriculum vitae, a statement of
teaching goals and philosophy, and teaching evaluations, if available.
Please arrange to have three academic referees send letters of
evaluation under separate cover. Consideration of candidates will begin
in May 2013 and continue until the position is filled. The position is
subject to budgetary approval.
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. Dalhousie University is an
Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. The University
encourages applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with
a disability, racially visible persons and women.
or research professional position (April to December 2013) on modelling
N2O mitigation options / Post-doc ou
ingénieur de recherche de 9 mois à Laon
(avril-décembre 2013) sur la
modélisation des leviers d'atténuation des
émissions de N2O - AgroImpact (Laon,
ingénieur L'unité de recherche INRA AgroImpact propose un
poste de post-doc ou ingénieur de recherche de 9 mois à
Laon (avril-décembre 2013) sur la modélisation des
leviers d'atténuation des émissions de N2O. Ce
recrutement fait suite à un travail conduit en 2012 sur
l'évaluation globale du modèle STICS et s'appuyant sur un
large spectre de situations pédoclimatiques et agronomiques et
sur des sorties relatives aux cultures, à l'eau et à
l'azote minéral du sol.
objectifs sont :
de poursuivre l'évaluation de la simulation des émissions
de N2O par STICS sur des jeux de données variés (celle-ci
a été amorcée en 2012 à la suite
d'améliorations apportées au modèle) ;
conduire une analyse comparative de la capacité des
modèles de simulation des émissions de N2O les plus
utilisés à estimer l'effet des principaux leviers
d'atténuation des émissions (STICS inclus) ;
conduire une expérimentation numérique de quantification
de l'effet des principaux leviers d'atténuation des
émissions N2O à l'aide de STICS, dont les
résultats seront comparés aux résultats
disponibles dans la littérature et aux résultats de
l'expertise collective en cours sur les émissions de N2O.
compétences recherchées concernent les domaines de
l'agronomie, des cycles biogéochimiques, de la science du sol.
Une première expérience en modélisation
(même simple) est souhaitable. Le salaire mensuel est d'environ
1800 euro net (variable suivant expérience). Les candidatures
(CV, court argumentaire expliquant l'intérêt pour le poste
et l'adéquation des compétences) ou demandes
d'informations complémentaires doivent être
adressées, au plus tôt, à Joël Léonard (firstname.lastname@example.org).
/ Research Professional The research group INRA of AgroImpact (Laon,
France) is opening a 9-month either PDF or research professional
position (April to December
on modelling N2O mitigation options.
objectives are as follows :
To evaluate the predictions on STICS model on N2O emission using
datasets from different pedo-climatic conditions (this part of the work
was already initiated in 2012)
To compare the main process-based
models used for simulating N2O emissions (including STICS) with respect
to their ability to simulate the main GHG mitigation options.
the STICS model for quantifying the effect of applying various GHG
mitigation options on N2O emissions, and to compare the results
obtained to experimental results from the literature.
candidate should have skills in agronomy, biochemical cycles, soil
science. A first experience on modeling (even a simple one) would be an
asset. The net salary is 1800 euro / month (may vary according to
experience). Applications (CV and short letter explaining the interest
for the job and how you meet the required skills) or requests for
additional/complementary information should be addressed as soon as
possible to Joël Léonard (email@example.com).
Tenure Track Position in Climate
Science - University of Waterloo
The Department of
Geography and Environmental Management at the University of Waterloo
invites applications for a tenure track position in Climate Science at
the assistant or associate professor level.
must have a Ph. D., broad scientific experience in climate change
science and knowledge of its impacts on specific environments. The
candidate should have an outstanding research record in one or more of
the following areas: biogeochemistry and climate variability; climate
and landscape change at short or long time scales; climate variability
and the water cycle. Candidates who can demonstrate the impact of their
research within contemporary climate change knowledge will be welcome.
see the link below for additional details and contact information:
Science Search Committee
of Geography & Environmental Management
ON, N2L 3G1
POST-DOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW in wave modeling for
the 2015 PanAm Games
Canada is seeking a highly motivated and qualified wave modeler to
contribute to the development of an ensemble wave forecast and a
high-resolution coupled wave-atmosphere forecast system for the Great
Lakes. The work will initially focus on developing ensemble forecasts
of waves over the Great Lakes. Coupling with lake, land, and
atmospheric models will also be investigated in a deterministic nest
covering competition sites. Ensemble forecast systems that will result
from this work are to be used to develop probabilistic forecasts. High
resolution coupled forecasts are to be used to evaluate the
contribution of different forcings. This is a challenging opportunity
to work across several disciplines. This is also a unique opportunity
to carry out research in an operational environment and to interact
with EC scientist and with the Canadian Coast Guard which can broaden
future career options.
Qualifications: A recent (i. e. less than 5 years) Ph. D. in
ocean sciences, atmospheric sciences or a closely related field is
required. Experience with data processing, and knowledge of programming
(Fortran, UNIX environment) are also required. Demonstrated ability to
communicate results in the form of scholarly articles and the ability
to work in a collaborative team are essential.
Qualifications: Experience with ensemble prediction methods,
modeling, WavewatchIII, running complex models on high-performance
computers, analyzing large datasets and verification statistics are all
important and will be considered as assets. Skills in languages and
programs such as Python, Matlab, R, IDL are also important. Environment
Canada is a bilingual work place, fluency in English is essential.
Fluency in French would be an asset.
The successful candidate will be located at the RPN quarters of
Environment Canada (EC) in Montreal QC. Funding is available for 2
years pending satisfactory progression revision after 1 year. The
prefered start date is 1 April 2013. Salary in the range of $50-60k and
health coverage are guaranteed from the 3rd month of employment to the
end of the appointment.
To apply, please send a cover letter explaining how you meet the
selection criteria, a current curriculum vitae, together with a list of
publications, names of three persons who may act as references, and a
brief statement of interest, to the address below. Review of
applications will begin 11 February 2013.
Meteorological Research Division
2121 Trans-Canada Highway
Dorval QC Canada
Air Information Specialists
Job location: Moose Jaw,
RESPONSIBILITIES Take, record and transmit weather observations.
Give formal and informal weather briefings. Receive and transmit
NOTAMs. Receive and process flight plans. Participate in Airfield
Management. Work on a rotational shift basis. (average of 37.5 Hours
DUTY RESPONSIBILITIES Coordinate the supply of aeronautical maps
and flight publication to Aircrews. Perform in other duties relating to
Air information Services Management. Participate in the Quality
Management Program and Safety and Health Program.
QUALIFICATIONS Formal training of Met Tech QL6A within the
Canadian Forces or equivalent, Environment Canada Presentation
Technician Course or FIC Weather Briefer within NAV Canada. Applicants
will have had training and experience in operating meteorological
processing and display systems, and all meteorological equipment.
AND OTHER SKILLS Aviation Observer and Briefer, operational
experience mandatory. Minimum 10 years experience. Very good verbal and
written communication skills in English language (French would be an
asset). Experience with computers and information systems (computer
literacy an asset). Successful applicants will undergo a thorough OJT
program on NOTAM, flight planning and general aeronautical information
functions and other tasks related to airfield management.
Starting Date: May 1, 2013
Take down date: 1 February 2013
Please send resume and statement of interest to:
track faculty position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in
large-scale, Earth-system dynamics, Purdue University
support of its unique program in climate and extreme weather, Purdue
University¹s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary
Sciences (EAPS) invites applications for a tenure track faculty
position, at the rank of Assistant Professor, in large-scale,
Earth-system dynamics. We are particularly interested in candidates who
investigate the spatial and/or temporal links between large-scale
atmospheric processes and phenomena occurring at local scales. The
expectation is that the successful candidate will work across scales,
using novel integrative approaches that range from theoretical to
statistical to numerical modeling.
appointee must have completed a Ph. D. in, or a field related to, the
Earth, Atmospheric, or Planetary Sciences at the time of employment.
The appointee is expected to develop and maintain a vigorous,
externally funded, internationally recognized research program and to
teach and mentor students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Applications will be accepted until
March 1, 2013, with applicant screening beginning on January 1, 2013.
Additional information on EAPS can be found at http://www.eaps.purdue.edu
To apply , submit: (1) a cover letter, including names of three people
who may be asked to send letters of reference; (2) a curriculum vita;
and (3) statements of research and teaching experience and interests,
to firstname.lastname@example.org with
the subject line ³Regional to Global-Scale Earth System
Dynamics². A background check is required for employment in this
University is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action
employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.
CSIRO Postdoctoral Fellow - Hobart, Tasmania
Postdoctoral Fellow will undertake independent and innovative research
in mesoscale physical oceanography using numerical models, observations
(satellite and in situ) and theory. The Fellow will join a team of
researchers at CSIRO Marine and Atmospheric Research in Hobart with
strengths in global and regional ocean observations, modelling and data
assimilation, working across both the climate and ocean forecasting
out innovative research in mesoscale physical oceanography.
and interpret ocean observations; and/or develop, analyse, and
interpret of high-resolution ocean models to study the dynamics of
mesoscale (eddy-scale) ocean variability.
high quality publications.
skills in teamwork, science planning and project management.
with the supervision of postgraduate students.
$78K - $85K plus up to 15.4% superannuation
3 year term
be successful you will have:
The successful applicant must have completed, or will shortly complete,
the requirements for a PhD degree in physical oceanography, or a
relevant scientific discipline.
Excellent understanding of ocean dynamics and demonstrated ability to
carry out innovative research.
Demonstrated ability to apply numerical, mathematical and/or
statistical methods to analyse ocean observations and/or ocean models.
Demonstrated ability to communicate science effectively in high quality
publications and presentations.
Demonstrated research leadership potential.
CSIRO: Australia is founding its future on science and innovation. Its
national science agency, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial
Research Organisation (CSIRO), is a powerhouse of ideas, technologies
and skills for building prosperity, growth, health and sustainability.
It serves governments, industries, business and communities.
20 January 2013
Kirsten Wilmer-Becker GODAE OceanView Project Office Co-ordinator
Met Office http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/
EX1 3PB UK
Tel: +44 (0)1392 884916 Fax: +44 (0)1392 885681
Canada Research Chair (Tier II) in
Atmospheric Science - Dalhousie University, Halifax NS
University invites applications from outstanding candidates for a
probationary, tenure-track Tier II Canada Research Chair in atmospheric
science. The priorities of the appointment are the excellence of the
candidate and the ability to initiate a world-class research program.
The successful candidate will have a PhD, and be expected to enhance
and complement the existing activities of the atmospheric science group
in both teaching and research.
is Atlantic Canada's leading research university. The atmospheric
science group (www.atm.dal.ca) and the broader
department have an active research program with connections to many
major national and international programs. It is situated on the main
campus in Halifax - a city known for its youthful spirit, rich history,
and scenic waterfront.
should be submitted by February 1,
2013 and consist of a curriculum vitae, a research proposal (max
3 pages), a statement of teaching interests and experience, and three
confidential letters of reference forwarded under separate cover by the
Atmospheric Science Search
Department of Physics and Atmospheric Science
6310 Coburg Street, Room 218 Halifax, Nova Scotia,
B3H 4R2 Canada
is subject to approval by the Canada Research Chair program.
of candidates will begin in February 2013 and continue until the
position is filled.
University is an Employment Equity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and
permanent residents will be given priority. The University encourages
applications from qualified Aboriginal people, persons with a
disability, racially visible persons and women
Fellow: Meteorological and Air
Quality Modelling University of British Columbia / University of
Northern British Columbia
postdoctoral fellow is sought to use meteorological and air pollution
models as part of a project to optimally design a long-term air quality
monitoring network in northeast British Columbia, Canada. Northeast BC
is a region that is undergoing significant and increasing oil and gas
development necessitating enhancing air quality monitoring. The
successful applicant will work with graduate students and Professors
Douw Steyn (UBC) and Peter Jackson (UNBC) to run the Weather Research
and Forecasting (WRF) meteorological model to produce a high-resolution
climatology of the region to support air quality modelling using models
such as the Community Multiscale Air Quality (CMAQ) model. Both models
will be extensively evaluated using available observations, and then
used to design an optimal air quality monitoring network for the
region. The position is funded for two years, with a possible extension
to a third year, and will start in early 2013. The position will
involve working with industrial and other stakeholders such as the BC
Ministry of Environment. The main work location can be either at UBC
(in Vancouver) or UNBC (in Prince George) with up to 25% of the time
spent with industrial stakeholders.
Education: A PhD completed within
the last five years, from a recognized university in atmospheric
science, atmospheric chemistry, environmental science or environmental
engineering or a closely related field.
Demonstrated experience and aptitude with meteorological and air
quality models such as WRF and CMAQ. Experience running these models in
a linux cluster environment. Proficiency with pertinent computer
languages and tools. Ability to communicate effectively in English.
Relevant experience in a Canadian context will be an asset.
application consists of a cover letter explaining how your education,
experience and background qualifies you for this position, as well as a
curriculum vitae, a copy of your university undergraduate and graduate
transcripts, and contact details for three people who have agreed to
act as references and can comment on your qualifications and experience
relevant to this position. Applications should be addressed to: AQ
Modeller PDF Competition c/o Dr. Peter L Jackson, Environmental Science
and Engineering Program, UNBC, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC,
V2N 4Z9, CANADA. Electronic applications in adobe postscript, pdf or
microsoft word formats are encouraged and can be sent to Peter.Jackson@unbc.ca. For
more information contact Dr. Peter L. Jackson at 250.960.5985.
Applications received by January 11,
2013 will be given full consideration, but applications will be
accepted and reviewed until the position is filled.
Meteorologist - National Weather Services,
Zealand's National Meteorological Service is looking for qualified
Meteorologists to join its forecasting bench in Wellington. Previous
forecasting experience is desirable but not essential, because we'll
provide training in operational forecasting.
you're looking to build your career among the best in the business, we
can offer you all the benefits of living in New Zealand's stunning
capital city http://www.wellingtonnz.com/
and a job that will bring you both opportunity and satisfaction.
are several levels of position available depending on your experience,
so visit our careers site at:
today to find out more!
will close on 10 December 2012.
UCLA Faculty Position in Oceanic Processes
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) seeks outstanding
applicants for a tenure-track position in physical oceanography and/or
marine biogeochemistry. An appointment may be made at any level of
applicants with research interests in oceanic processes are invited to
apply. AOS is a vibrant and collaborative department whose faculty have
long-standing strengths in the theory, modeling, data analysis, and
measurements of weather, large-scale circulations, climate, mesoscale
and microscale turbulence, atmospheric physics and chemistry, marine
biogeochemistry, ecosystems, and space physics. AOS operates an
instrumented 27-ft Zodiac for coastal ocean measurements.
successful applicant must hold a Ph. D (or equivalent) degree at the
time of appointment and will be expected to contribute to the teaching
mission of the department at both the graduate and undergraduate
levels. He or she will also be expected to lead or develop a first-rate
research program, where graduate and post-graduate scholars are
actively recruited, supported, and mentored. An interest in mentoring
or outreach to underrepresented groups is also desirable. Salary will
be commensurate with education and experience. The target starting date is Fall 2013 but is
negotiable. Please direct all applications and inquiries to
Chair, Oceanic Search Committee
UCLA Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1565
electronic and/or paper application package, please include:
(i) a statement of
teaching and research interests;
list of 3-5 individuals who are familiar with your work and can serve
as a reference;
five publications. Applications postmarked prior to December 15, 2012 will receive full
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, and is committed to
building a more diverse faculty, staff, and student body as it responds
to the changing population and educational needs of California.
Professor of Meteorology - University of Northern Colorado
College of Natural and Health Sciences at the University of Northern
Colorado invites applications for the position of Assistant Professor
of Meteorology, position #F99585.
This 9-month tenure-track position requires a Ph. D. in Atmospheric
Science, Meteorology or closely related field. Preference will be given
to candidates who have earned the degree by the hire date, but other
applicants may be considered if they expect to have their degree within
one year of the hire date. We seek outstanding individuals with a
strong interest in undergraduate teaching and research and good
potential for teaching and/or research collaborations with other
faculty members. A record of recent peer-reviewed journal articles
relevant to the atmospheric sciences is desirable. Successful
candidates will have demonstrated expertise in one or more of the
following areas: Synoptic/Dynamic Meteorology, Numerical Weather
Prediction, Remote Sensing, Data Assimilation, Ensemble Forecasting,
Teleconnections, and Polar Meteorology/Climatology.
vacancy announcement and application instructions are available at:
Screening of applications begins January
17, 2013 and continues until the position is filled. The
University is an AAEO employer.
should be directed toward
Dr. Cindy Shellito, Search Committee Chair,
Earth Sciences Program
Scientifc Coordinator, Beijing, 3-year term appointment
is soliciting applications for a position as the Scientific Coordinator
for InterRidge (IR) Office at Peking University, China. This is a
3-year appointment that could start as early as at January 1, 2013 when
the current IR Office at Southampton, UK officially moves to Peking
University, China and will end at December 31, 2015 when the IR Office
will be rotated out of China. Qualifications for this position include
a native English speaker, a recent Ph. D. preferentially majored in
marine geoscience or bioscience, excellent writing and communication
skills, well organized, etc. To make the job attractive IR will offer
the coordinator a salary of 350,000 RMB per year (about $55,000 per
year), which is more than twice the average salary of a full professor
at Peking University. Up to half of the IR coordinator's time could be
used doing his/her own research as a postdoc at Peking University.
persons should send a letter of interest, CV, and three names (to whom
a recommendation letter will be requested) to:
Y. John Chen,
of Theoretical and Applied Geophysics,
of Earth and Space Sciences,
possible interview could be set up at the Fall AGU meeting at San
Francisco, 3-7 December 2012.
Postdoctoral Research Associate in
Paleoclimate data analysis and modelling
invited for a 3 year Postdoctoral positions within the Paleoclimate and
Climate Systems research group of the School of Earth and Ocean
Sciences at Cardiff University, UK and in association with the Alfred
Wegener Institute, Germany
'Assessing the role of millennial-scale
variability in glacial-interglacial climate change'
Pleistocene epoch (or at least the last 800,000 years), Earth's climate
has been dominated by variations both on orbital (tens to hundreds of
thousands of years) and millennial timescales. Each of these modes of
variability has received significant enquiry and yet each remains
enigmatic in its underlying mechanisms. Recently however, progress has
been made in understanding the potential interplay between
millennial-scale climate variability (involving abrupt changes in ocean
circulation and the so-called bipolar seesaw) and the mechanism of
deglaciation (the transition from glacial to interglacial conditions).
This project aims to provide quantitative information about this link
in order to learn more about the mechanism of glacial termination.
Specifically, we aim to quantitatively differentiate between those
millennial-scale oscillations that coincide with glacial terminations
and those that do not and to determine the precise temporal
relationship between seesaw oscillations, glacial terminations and
changes in orbital configuration. In so doing we aim to make progress
on the following outstanding questions: Are bipolar seesaw oscillations
a necessary feature of glacial terminations or merely a complicating
factor? Are seesaw oscillations themselves sufficient to drive glacial
termination or are there particular characteristics of terminal
oscillations that promote deglaciation? What are the connections
between varying boundary conditions (insolation, ice volume,
atmospheric CO2 concentration) and the nature of seesaw oscillations?
Is there an underlying orbital parameter that ultimately controls the
occurrence of glacial terminations? The project will involve a
combination of quantitative data analysis and the application of
state-of-the-art computer models of the climate system.
for the post should have a PhD in natural sciences, experience in
numerical Earth system modelling and quantitative data analysis and a
strong interest in climate science. The project is led by Dr Stephen
Barker (Cardiff University, UK) in close association with Dr Gregor
Knorr (Alfred Wegener Institute, Germany) and Prof Andy Ridgwell
(University of Bristol, UK). The post will involve extended visits to
Germany for training and interaction with Co-I Knorr.
enquires may be made to Dr Stephen Barker, email: email@example.com
full-time post and is fixed term for a period of 3 years. Salary:
£30,122 - £35,938 per annum
Closing date: Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Please visit: http://tinyurl.com/CardiffPDRA
For more info and to apply please visit: www.cardiff.ac.uk/jobs/ and
search for posting: 503BR
Mekik Professor of Geology Chair, University Academic Senate Series
Editor, Nature Education Grand Valley State University
research position to investigate dynamical processes in the Southern
Diapycnal and Isopycnal Mixing Experiment (DIMES, http://dimes.ucsd.edu) is a
UK/US effort to measure mixing processes in
the Southern Ocean and assess their impact on the climate system. The
postdoctoral researcher will contribute to the Scripps component of
DIMES by helping to produce and analyze a Southern Ocean State Estimate
candidate will join a group with goals aimed both at using DIMES
observations to improve SOSE and using SOSE fields to explore mixing,
overturning circulation, and transport across the Antarctic Circumpolar
Current (ACC). The project offers the opportunity to interact with the
broad international community of DIMES investigators.
will involve incorporating the DIMES in situ observations as
constraints in SOSE. The observations include fields not commonly used
in ocean assimilation such as float trajectories and tracer
concentrations. In addition, the DIMES region will serve as a testbed
to evaluate SOSE performance in comparison to DIMES observations and
other independent data fields. This will allow improved understanding
of SOSE uncertainties and of the reliability of mixing and stirring
estimates derived from simulated float and tracer releases.
project also aims to quantify along-isopycnal transport by diagnosing
the buoyancy and momentum budgets in SOSE. The emphasis will be on
evaluating the spatial variations in mixing and overturning, with a
particular focus on exchanges of heat and other properties across the
ACC. The uncertainty analysis carried out in the DIMES region will
allow estimation of an error budget, making the results robust.
Meanwhile, the SOSE framework will allow extrapolation of the DIMES
results throughout the Southern Ocean, thus allowing the DIMES results
to inform large-scale ocean budgets.
appointments are for 1 year with possibility of extension for up to 3
years in total. Position will be open until filled. Applications received by November 5, 2012
will receive full consideration.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong
institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.
phone: 858-822-4425 fax: 858-534-9820
Scripps Institution of Oceanography
University of California
San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093-0230
Two Post-Doctoral Positions for MJO Modeling
Research/University of Miami
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science (RSMAS) at the
University of Miami invites applications for two post-doctoral
positions in the Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography. We
are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral research associates with
strong backgrounds in numerical modeling and physics of tropical
convective systems. Successful candidates are expected to join a
research team consisting of scientists from mulitple institutes to
conduct research using field observations to evaluate and improve
simulations of cloud systems related to the Madden-Julian Oscillation
(MJO) by cloud-permitting models of global, regional and local domains.
One postdoctoral associate will be located at the National Center for
Atmospheric Research (NCAR) and work closely with NCAR scientists on
modeling using the MPAS (Model for Prediction Across Scales). Another
will work closely with scientists from University of Miami, Harvard,
and NASA Goddard on modeling using cloud-permitting GEOS-5 and SAM.
Both are expected to participate in model-observation comparisons and
model improvement. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter
stating research interest, curriculum vitae, and a list of names and
email addresses) of three professional references. Applications will be
reviewed as received and the positions kept open until filled. The
starting date of the position is expected to be in fall 2012 but is
The appointment will be initially one year, renewable up to three
years. Salary will commensurate with experience.
Applications or requests for more information should be directed to:
Prof. Chidong Zhang,
Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography,
Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science,
University of Miami,
4600 Rickenbacker Causeway,
Miami, FL 33149-1098
305-421-4042, Fax 305-421-4696
of Miami is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
for a postdoctoral position on air-sea interactions at mesoscales
Dynamique, Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris, France Laboratoire de
Physique des Oceans, IFREMER, Brest, France
In the framework of a
with the French funding agency (ANR), "Air Sea Interactions and
Variability: the effect of SST gradients and high resolution", we seek
for a postdoctoral researcher. The project concerns the role of high
spatial resolution of sea surface temperature on air-sea interactions
and on the atmospheric storm-track. It will involve both numerical
modelling and theoretical aspects (based on Geophysical Fluid
Dynamics). It will rely on numerical simulations with the atmospheric
weather model WRF in forced mode, then coupled with an ocean model.
The contract length is 2 years with a salary of 2700 Euros per month
before taxes and insurances (corresponding to a net salary of 2000
Euros). The candidate can choose to work either in Laboratoire de
Meteorologie Dynamique in Paris or Laboratoire de Physique des Oceans
The position is immediately open and will remain until filled.
Candidates should have a PhD in atmospheric fluid dynamics, physical
oceanography or fluid mechanics. Interested candidates should send a
CV, an application letter (which will detail why they are interested
and what is their aptitude compared to the work objectives) and the
names of two references to Guillaume Lapeyre, firstname.lastname@example.org
Guillaume Lapeyre (Laboratoire de Meteorologie Dynamique, Paris) et
Patrice Klein (Laboratoire de Physique des Oceans, Brest)
Dr. Guillaume Lapeyre
24 rue Lhomond
75005 Paris France
Tél: 01 44 32 22 41
Fax: 01 43 36 83 92
Meteorologist - Sydney, Australia
Metra (a subsidiary of
Zealand MetService) seeks a WMO qualified meteorologist to support the
sales and account management operations of its Sydney team. We need you
to showcase your skills and expertise by producing accurate and timely
weather forecasts, providing briefings and commentary for
MetService/Metra's customers in Australia and New Zealand, and from
time to time get involved with in-market weather and climate advice and
training. We'll be upfront, to support our commercial interests in
energy, broadcasting and aviation across the globe there are some early
mornings. On average 3 times a week with a start time of 6 or 7am but
you'll finish with time to enjoy the afternoon. And, no weekend work.
Say goodbye to a roster! If you are self-motivated, have the WMO stamp
of approval and want to be part of a supportive and effective team
environment then Metra is the place to be.
If you have any questions about the role please email email@example.com
Applications close 12
Market Manager -
In the role of Market
Australia at Metra Weather (a subsidiary of the New Zealand MetService)
you have a chance to showcase your skills in science and technology,
sales and service as you contribute to the growth of our business in
You will manage current client relationships and develop new projects
as Metra continues to grow its business in a competitive local and
global market. You will engage continually with clients and prospects,
while also liaising with product groups within the company to ensure
the offering meets customer needs. Ideally you will have an
understanding of Meteorology, and proven sales experience in specialist
products delivering advanced technology solutions to end users. We'd
also welcome interest from applicants with a solid background in
Meteorology who have an outgoing nature and are open to gaining or
further developing their commercial skills.
For further information or a copy of the job description please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications close 12
of the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
The Florida State
inquiries, nominations, and applications for Chair of the Department of
Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science. The university seeks a dynamic
and visionary chair to lead expansion of education and research in the
geosciences and to further strengthen the department's record of
excellence in research and teaching. Construction of a new research
complex for the department is in the design phase and the university
has committed resources for faculty hiring in the department.
The Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science is an
interdisciplinary program that currently encompasses 35 faculty members
in geology, meteorology, and oceanography. Several members of the
faculty are jointly affiliated with the Center for Ocean-Atmospheric
Prediction Studies, the Coastal Marine Laboratory, the Geophysical
Fluid Dynamics Institute and the National High Magnetic Field
Laboratory. The department has over 170 graduate students and more than
400 undergraduate majors and ranks highest in the College with respect
to external grant funding.
Qualified candidates must have a distinguished and sustained record of
teaching and research. The successful candidate must also possess
excellent interpersonal, leadership, administrative, and managerial
skills. Review of applications will begin October
1st 2012, but the search will remain active until the position
is filled. Applications should include a curriculum vitae and a letter
of interest. References will be required for short listed applicants.
Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be sent to David Van
Winkle, chair of the search committee at email@example.com.
Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer, committed to diversity in hiring, and a Public Records Agency.
The Department of
Atmospheric Science is re-announcing an opening for a tenure-earning
appointment in meteorology at the assistant professor level with a
target hiring date of January 2013 (although hiring dates later in 2013
will be considered). We are particularly interested in
applicants who have expertise in synoptic and dynamic meteorology, and
who have keen interest in bridging the two areas in both teaching and
research. The position will involve research, teaching at the graduate
and undergraduate level, and service. The successful applicant is
expected to develop an aggressive, externally-funded research
program. The position is a state-funded, nine-month
academic position, and the salary will be competitive and commensurate
with experience. Applicants should forward a statement of research
interests and professional goals, a statement of teaching interests, a
current complete CV, and the names and contact information for three
Dr. Robert Hart
Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science
The Florida State University
1017 Academic Way
Tallahassee FL 32306-4520
Telephone: (850) 645-1552
Candidates who previously applied for this position need not resubmit
material unless wishing to update that material. Submissions by email
are encouraged. Applicants should not ask references to
provide letters at this stage. Review of applications will begin on 24 September
2012 and the search process will remain active until the
position is filled.
The Florida State University is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative
Action Employer that subscribes to and complies with the Americans with
Disabilities Act. The Florida State University is committed to
a policy of non-discrimination for the university community on
the basis of race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age,
disability, veteran's or marital status, or any other protected group
status. All eligible candidates are invited to apply for
position vacancies as appropriate. Florida State University is a public
records agency pursuant to Chapter 119, Florida Statutes.
AMOS JOB ALERT
18 MAY 2012
Associate Climate Change Research Centre, University of New South Wales
A Research Associate appointment is currently open to support a project
investigating ENSO and mid-latitude variability/change using a
combination of models and observations. The successful applicant will
work closely with Dr Agus Santoso (UNSW) in collaboration with Prof
Matthew England (UNSW) and Dr Wenju Cai (CSIRO). The work will largely
involve downloading, processing, and conducting data analysis of
climate model output and observational data sets.
The successful applicant must have strong skills in
mathematics/statistics and programming. Experience in processing large
geophysical data sets using data visualisation/analysis packages (e. g.
Ferret, preferably Matlab), and with Unix/Linux operating system and
its programming languages (e.g. Shell), is highly desirable.
The minimum qualification for this appointment is an undergraduate
degree with honours, but the appointment would also suit a recent PhD
graduate. Priority will be given to applicants from climate science
(e.g. oceanography, meteorology).
This is a casual full-time appointment with possible conversion into a
fixed term contract depending on performance and funding. Two half-time
appointments will also be considered if a fractional position is sought
by the top applicants. Salary rate for the appointment is equivalent to
$65-90K per annum depending on qualifications and experience.
Please email a full CV with contacts of two or more referees to Dr Agus
Santoso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Date: June 9, 2012
(late applications will only be considered up until such time that the
position is filled).
Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society
PO Box 1289,
Melbourne VIC 3001
faculty positions in the Department of Meteorology, University of
The University of
undertaking a major
investment programme to appoint 50 new faculty positions including
up to 20 in Climate and Environmental Sciences, around 10 of which will
be in the Department of
As part of this we are delighted to advertise the following four
permanent posts, all of which have an application
deadline of 24 May:
in Climate Processes
in Hazardous Weather
in Climate Processes
in Climate Processes
For further details on any of these positions please click on the links
above and then click on "further particulars" or "how to apply". See
Enquiries about these positions, or other opportunities in the
Department of Meteorology related to the Climate and Environmental
Science investment initiative, may be addressed to:
Robin Hogan email@example.com