Post Doctoral Scholar University of California Los Angeles
Requisition Number: JPF05278
Open date: February 10th, 2020
Next review date: Friday, Mar 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Friday, Mar 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.
The McKinnon group at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is seeking a postdoctoral scholar to investigate the processes controlling daily temperature variability and extremes over land. The postdoctoral scholar will work closely with both Professor McKinnon and Dr. Isla Simpson at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) to develop a hierarchy of modeling simulations to isolate the importance of key land surface and atmospheric pathways in governing daily temperature variability. Depending on the interests and skills of the successful applicants, they will also develop statistical, conceptual, and/or numerical models for the development of temperature extremes. The project is funded by the National Science Foundation. The position will be based at UCLA, and include travel (approximately once per year for a week) to Boulder, Colorado in order to collaborate in-person with Dr. Simpson. The successful candidate would join an active community of postdocs at UCLA; see https://www.postdoc.ucla.edu/ for resources and information. Responsibilities:
Design a hierarchy of numerical modeling simulations within the framework of NCAR CESM, and analyze model output
Analyze both observational data and fully-coupled climate model output to develop theories for the evolution of extreme temperature events
Publish results in high-quality, peer-reviewed journals
Present results at conferences and seminars
The initial appointment will be for a 12 month period, with the possibility of renewal for an additional 12 months subject to satisfactory performance. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy, https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/DiscHarassAffirmAction
UCLA is known worldwide for the breadth and quality of its academic, research, health care, cultural, continuing education and athletic programs. UCLA offers undergraduate degrees in more than 127 majors and graduate degrees in 198 program areas. UCLA has 11 highly regarded professional schools. Eight are ranked among the nation's top 15 in their field by U.S. News & World Report. UCLA is consistently among the most popular campus in the nation for undergraduate applicants. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Benefits:UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks' vacation per year; an average of 12 days per year sick leave; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan with 5 year vesting and various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, and the University Credit Union.