Opportunities

PostDoctoral Researcher  (09/21/20)

Responsibilities: The Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science & Engineering (JIFRESSE) at UCLA invites applications for a postdoctoral position. Dr. Hui Su will serve as the postdoctoral advisor. The successful candidate will conduct perturbed physics experiments (PPEs) using the DOE E3SM model and perform model diagnostics following the Cloud-Associated Parameterizations Testbed (CAPT) approach. This research project will investigate the interactions among tropical deep convection, large-scale circulation and marine boundary layer low cloud feedback using the E3SM PPEs and CMIP6 model simulations. DOE ARM data and other satellite observations will be used to evaluate the model performance and identify deficiencies in model physics. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature. The candidate will present their research at conferences and in journal articles.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in atmospheric sciences, climate dynamics or related scientific fields. Additional requirements include experience with conducting climate model simulations, performing process-oriented model diagnostics, analysis of DOE ARM data and other satellite observations. A record of relevant peer-reviewed publications and presentations at major international scientific meetings and conferences. Excellent oral (including public speaking) and written communication skills. Experience in scientific programming, statistical analysis, and data visualization. Eagerness to work with scientists and support staff in a highly collaborative environment. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. The postdoctoral scholar position is awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum duration of three years. Candidates should submit the following to Dr. Hui Su at hsu@jifresse.ucla.edu: CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter stating their research accomplishments and interests. We especially encourage applicants of underrepresented groups in the relevant fields. The position is open immediately until filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimA􀀂rmAct) Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.  
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PostDoctoral Researcher

Responsibilities: The Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science & Engineering (JIFRESSE) at UCLA invites applications for a postdoctoral position. Dr. Hui Su will serve as the postdoctoral advisor. The successful candidate will analyze CMIP6 model simulations and a set of perturbed physics experiments (PPEs) to examine the linkage between deep convection, large-scale circulation and low cloud feedback, and apply satellite observations to assess model fidelity, and constrain equilibrium climate sensitivity in CMIP6 using multiple observations in a statistical Bayesian framework and with the Pareto-optimal technique. The appointee will carry out research in collaboration with the advisor, resulting in publications in the open literature. The candidate will present their research at conferences and in journal articles.

Qualifications: Candidates must have a PhD in atmospheric sciences, climate dynamics or related scientific fields. Additional requirements include experience with analysis of satellite and in-situ atmospheric measurements, experience in the analysis of climate model simulations for quantitative assessment of model performance, and knowledge of emergent constraints on equilibrium climate sensitivity. A record of relevant peer-reviewed publications and presentations at major international scientific meetings and conferences. Excellent oral (including public speaking) and written communication skills. Experience in scientific programming, statistical analysis, and data visualization. Eagerness to work with scientists and support staff in a highly collaborative environment. Candidates who have received their PhD within the past five years since the date of their application are eligible. The postdoctoral scholar position is awarded for a minimum of one-year period and may be renewed up to a maximum duration of three years. Candidates should submit the following to Dr. Hui Su at hsu@jifresse.ucla.edu : CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter stating their research accomplishments and interests. We especially encourage applicants of underrepresented groups in the relevant fields. The position will start in September 2020 and is open until filled.

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimA􀀂rmAct) Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.  
UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment. For more information, please view the policy at Tobacco-Free Campus Policy
(http://www.adminpolicies.ucla.edu/APP/Number/810)

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Assistant Researcher (JPF05898)

The UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) invites applications for a position in the professional research series at the rank of Assistant Researcher. Research emphasis will be on topics of human and climate stresses on the global carbon and water cycles.  The successful candidate will lead research into the application of statistical methods, machine learning algorithms to detection and attribution of carbon emissions and removals of global terrestrial ecosystems. The research involves using a variety of ground and satellite-based observation datasets and GHG inventory data to identify and understand large-scale changes of carbon stored in terrestrial ecosystems under climate change and increasing land use activities, with a particular focus on carbon and water cycle as an interconnected system.

Required qualifications include: Candidates must have the following qualification: 1) PhD in one of the earth science disciplines or in related fields in physics and applied mathematics, and minimum of two years of post-PhD research in relevant fields, 2) extensive knowledge of remote sensing observations and techniques, 3) demonstrable expertise in the quantitative big data analysis including machine learning techniques, and 4) excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Salary: $83,300-92,700

Jobsites: Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

APPLY HERE: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF05898


For more information, contact: Carmen Chiuco, Personnel Coordinator, UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE), cchiuco@jifresse.ucla.edu

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The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy (http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimA􀀂rmAct) Please be advised that the final candidate recommended for hire into a critical (or otherwise designated) position will be required to successfully complete a background investigation. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.  
UCLA is a Tobacco-Free environment. For more information, please view the policy at Tobacco-Free Campus Policy

(http://www.adminpolicies.ucla.edu/APP/Number/810)