Opportunities

Assistant Researcher (JPF06691)

Job Description

The UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) invites applications for a position of Assistant Researcher whose research will focus on the physics of the Earth's atmosphere. The research will focus on:

  1. Developing and utilizing high-resolution models of turbulence, clouds, convection and radiation;
  2. Developing and evaluating parameterizations of key processes such as turbulence, clouds, convection and radiation;
  3. Utilizing satellite remote sensing observations of the atmosphere to help develop and evaluate atmospheric models.

Required qualifications include:

  1. Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences, oceanography, engineering, physics or applied mathematics.
  2. Strong background and prior experience in numerical modeling, and
  3. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Salary: $80,800

Jobsites: Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

APPLY HERE: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06691

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Assistant Researcher (JPF06660)

Job Description

The UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) invites applications for an Assistant Reseacher who will conduct analysis and develop data products using data from the Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS) mission. The candidate will:

  • Update and maintain a level 2 surface sensible and latent heat flux product using CYGNSS retrieved wind speeds, along with ancillary atmospheric and surface thermodynamic data. She/he will be expected to develop the surface flux algorithm, apply it to CYGNSS on-orbit data, and conduct calibration / validation of the CYGNSS-based flux estimates vs independent flux measurements.
  • Develop a level 3 gridded ocean surface heat flux product based on the L2 data.
  • Document the algorithm(s) and cal/val in an algorithm theoretical basis document (ATBD), and support the use of the product by the broader CYGNSS science team.
  • Support the use of the surface flux estimates by other CYGNSS science team members.

Required qualifications include:

  1. Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences
  2. A record of publication and conference presentations on the use of remotely sensed ocean surface heat flux data to analyze dynamic weather systems.
  3. Previous experience working with CYGNSS retrieved wind speed and ocean surface heat flux data.

Specific experience in the application of CYGNSS data to the understanding of ocean-atmosphere coupling is highly desired, as is detailed knowledge of extratropical cyclone processes. The successful candidate should be highly self-motivated, and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Salary: $80,800

Jobsites: Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

APPLY HERE: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06660

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Assistant Researcher (JPF06571)

Job Description

The UCLA Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering (JIFRESSE) invites applications for a position of Assistant Researcher whose research will focus on studying physical processes of oceanic variability using satellite measurements together with model and assimilation products.  The research will focus on:

  • Estimating the contributions of oceanic mesoscale variability on upper-ocean heat and salt budgets, e.g., using higher-resolution state estimation products from the Consortium for Estimating the Circulation and Climate of the Ocean (ECCO, https://ecco.jpl.nasa.gov) in conjunction with satellite observations and model simulations.
  • Assessing the effects of oceanic mesoscale eddies, including that associated with eddy geometry, on oceanic mixing and transport using high-resolution satellite measurements.
  • Inferring large-scale changes of ocean circulation using satellite observations, including gravimetry measurements from GRACE/GRACE-FO.

Required qualifications include:

  1. Ph.D. in one the earth science disciplines or in related fields in physics.
  2. Extensive knowledge and expertise in earth science such as physical oceanography.
  3. Strong background and prior experience with analysis of satellite observations and high-resolution model and assimilation products of the ocean, especially with analysis of fluxes and budgets.
  4. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 

Salary: $80,800 – 95,500

Jobsites: Los Angeles and Pasadena, CA

APPLY HERE: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF06571

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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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