[Met-jobs] Research Engineer in Aerosol Data Assimilation

Dear all,

Please fin attached an announcement (in french and english) of a research engineer in aerosol data assimilation at the CNRM of Météo-France in Toulouse.Please share this information with anyone who may be interested.Sincerely,

L. El Amraoui & M. Plu

[Met-jobs] Postdoc @ JRC in the field of terrestrial ecosystems in Arctic and Boreal regions

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) is seeking a highly motivated post-doc to work in the field of
terrestrial ecosystems in Arctic and Boreal regions. Details on the job profile are summarised in the attached note and the included links.

Code: 2018-IPR-D1-FGIV-9690

Title:  FG IV – Project Officer in the field of terrestrial ecosystems in Arctic and Boreal regions

After you have registered in a Call for expression of interest (CAST) as described in the note, e.g. COM/1/2015/GFIV, and obtained an application confirmation number for your chosen
list, apply for the position at the following link (search for vacancy number



The deadline for applications is 28/06/2018 23:59 Brussels time.

[Met-jobs] UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship – cycling of oceanic heat

UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship (4 yrs @ 40k p.a.). 
  This project aims to understand the cycling of heat in the oceans during El Niño Southern Oscillation events, including the role of diabatic ocean processes such as surface fluxes and diffusive mixing, to uncover how heat is transferred from the atmosphere
to the ocean and into the interior in the Pacific Ocean.  The project will focus on the evolution of ocean dynamics and heat uptake during the ENSO cycle, and how this may change in the future, using new observations and state-of-the-art model simulations.
 The scholarships come with a tax-free stipend of 40k p.a. over 4 years and include full tuition waivers and an additional 10k p.a. project costs for travel and career development.  We seek expressions of interest from both national and international students
with an outstanding track record in quantitative sciences, particularly mathematics, physics, fluid dynamics or engineering.  The supervisor team includes Matthew England, Ryan Holmes, Jan Zika, and Shane Keating.  The project also includes the opportunity
to work for extended visits to some of the world’s leading ocean and climate modelling agencies including GFDL/NOAA, NCAR, and the UK NOC.  Closing date: July 20.  Further details
available here or contact M.England@unsw.edu.au     

[Met-jobs] Postdoctoral Research Position: Exploitation of new Biomass Burning Earth Observation Datasets

Postdoctoral Research Position: Exploitation of new Biomass Burning Earth Observation Datasets

We wish to appoint a talented and highly motivated scientist to work within the research team of Professor Martin Wooster on the exploitation of new satellite EO datasets related to landscape fire and biomass burning emissions (FRP, AOD, atmospheric constituents, vegetation condition, burned area etc).  Applicants must be experienced in working with EO data, have experience in studying biomass burning and its impacts, be able to write well documented shareable computer code (ideally in Python), and have demonstrable skills in planning, executing and writing up high quality scientific studies. This post will focus on use of EO data products, not development of new products. Experience in linking EO data to models is advantageous but not mandatory, and the successful candidate will lead on some studies and contribute to others. The post is open to applicants from outside the EU as well as within the UK and EU, and those without a PhD but who will submit their thesis by Oct 2018 will be considered. The successful candidate will be affiliated to the National Center for Earth Observation (NCEO), and will help delivering National Capability in Earth Observation science to the UK’s Natural Environment Research Council.

This post will be Fixed Term, for 24 months in the first instance. For more information and to apply please visit the following link and register to download and submit the specified application form:


Questions can be directed to Prof Martin Wooster at martin.wooster@kcl.ac.uk. 

Deadline for applications is midnight on 6 July 2018

[ES_JOBS_NET] Air Resources Engineers (2 positions), Sacramento, CA in Office of Community Air Protection (Air Quality Data Analysis, Policy, Modeling, Source Attribution)

[Caglist] Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geospatial Science at The University of the South Pacific

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geospatial Science 
School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment – LSO012

Build a legacy with us!

The University of the South Pacific is a regional University supported by 12 Pacific Island Countries – Cook Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Niue, Samoa, Solomon Islands,
Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu. The USP recognises the importance of research activity to our academic staff and therefore provides incentives to encourage research and publications output. We are committed to leaving a lasting legacy for all of these
countries by developing their leaders of tomorrow. With a five-year strategic plan we have significant ambitions for the future and we need great talents and personalities to achieve them.

The School

The location of the University within the world’s greatest ocean offers a unique opportunity for work in some of the most stunning environments on Earth. The nations of the Pacific and
its rim are set to dictate global destiny in the 21st century. We believe that the School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment is ideally placed to tackle the resultant economic, social and environmental issues and to answer the questions of the Pacific
Century. For more information visit https://ift.tt/2MvULpg

The Opportunity

The University of the South Pacific seeks to fill the position of Lecturer/Senior Lecturer in Geospatial Science. The appointee will teach undergraduate courses in Geospatial Science,
develop research in his/her area of expertise and apply for external research funding, develop and teach short courses for distance and flexible learning (continuing education), undertake administrative tasks as required by the School, Faculty and University.

The Person We Seek

To be considered for this position, applicants must have:

–     A PhD in Geospatial Science or a cognate discipline;

–     Expertise in one or more subdisciplines within Geospatial Science;

–     Relevant tertiary teaching experience;

–     A strong record of internationally recognised research and publications.

–     For appointment at the Senior Lecturer level you must also have a strong
record of published research in top-tier journals and books with either a formal tertiary teaching qualification or significant tertiary teaching experience.

Preference will be given to applicants with:

– Experience working and/or teaching in developing countries;

– Experience in Distance Teaching and Flexible Learning;

– Experience with one or more of the following software: ArcGIS, QGIS

The position is available for a term of 5 years and may be renewed by mutual agreement.

Salary Range:  Lecturer F$66,990 to F$88,144 per annum  
                          Senior Lecturer F$90,882 to F$104,865 per annum           

Enquiries: Dr. Naohiro Nakamura; tel.: (679) 32 31734; email: naohiro.nakamura@usp.ac.fj

Closing date for applications: 15 July 2018

How to Apply

Candidates may use the University’s online E-Recruitment system to view full details and apply for this position at https://www.usprecruits.usp.ac.fj Manual
and emailed applications are no longer accepted. Candidates may request further information from the Human Resources Office; tel.: (679) 32 32072; email: hrhelp@usp.ac.fj or personnel@usp.ac.fj


Please also include the following documents in your application: Cover letter and Resume clearly addressing key Selection Criteria, academic transcript and names of three referees, one
of which must be your current or most recent direct work supervisor.

Naohiro Nakamura, PhD

Senior Lecturer, Deputy Head of School (Learning and Teaching)

School of Geography, Earth Science and Environment 

Faculty of Science, Technology, and Environment

The University of the South Pacific, Private Bag, Laucala Campus, Suva, Fiji

Tel: (+679) 32 31734 or 32542 (School Secretary)

Fax: (+679) 32 31506

Email: nakamura_n@usp.ac.fj

Fwd: Academic position in Quaternary Geology at UCD

Dear list members, 

Apologies for cross-posting.

There is a permanent Lectureship in Quaternary Geology at University College Dublin recently advertised, with the closing date on June 29th. Please see the message below and if possible pass the position details on to anyone interested in applying.

All the best,


[Met-jobs] PhD position at the University of Quebec in Montreal (Francesco S.R. Pausata)

(ENGLISH versions follows right after)

Offre de bourse doctorale
sur le thème des «Effets de la poussière et influence de la végétation sur le climat: du passé au futur» au Département des sciences de la Terre et de l’atmosphère, Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM).

Nous cherchons un doctorant pour travailler sur le projet décrit ci-dessous.
Nous encourageons les candidatures d’étudiants ayant des connaissances ou une expérience de recherche en paléoclimatologie, modélisation ou d’analyse des données (paléo)climatiques. Le candidat retenu réalisera ses travaux au département des sciences de la
Terre et de l’Atmosphère de l’UQAM et bénéficiera d’une interaction directe avec le Centre d’étude et de simulation du climat à l’échelle régionale (ESCER) et le Centre de recherche Geotop sur la dynamique du Système Terre.

doctorat pourra débuter à l’automne 2018 ou à l’hiver 2019.

Un revenu minimum de environ 20 000/an sera offert pendant 3 ans.

 Description du projet:
Le projet porte sur les variations de la dynamique de la mousson ouest-africaine et des conditions qui ont favorisé le développement d’une végétation luxuriante il
y a 12000 à 5000 ans dans la région saharienne, aujourd’hui occupée par un désert hyper-aride. Le projet vise à poser les bases pour une meilleure compréhension des changements de l’intensité de la mousson africaine et de ses conséquences pour la société.
Le projet se fera à partir d’expériences de modélisation climatiques et de la compilation et l’intégration des données paléoclimatiques couvrant les régions côtières de L’ouest de l’Afrique du Nord afin d’évaluer quels sont les effets de la poussière atmosphérique
et de la couverture végétale sur le climat, à des échelles locale et globale.


Nous recherchons un candidat ayant une bonne compréhension théorique de la dynamique atmosphérique et climatique. Le candidat devrait avoir une expérience des modèles climatiques. Une connaissance des
traceurs paléoclimatiques, notamment les assemblages de pollen, sera un atout.

Des compétences en statistique ou sont requises pour ce projet qui requerra l’utilisation de logiciels pour l’analyse et le traitement de données (par exemple Matlab, R ou Python).

 Vous pouvez envoyer une lettre de motivation, un CV et un relevé de note à:

 Prof. Francesco S.R. Pausata:

L’appel de candidature se termine le 31 juillet 2018

ENGLISH version

PhD offer within the project “Dust Impact and Vegetation Influence on CLIMate: looking to the future from a paleo perspective (DiViCLIM)” at the Department of
Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Québec in Montréal (UQAM), Canada 

We are seeking a PhD student to work on the following project. Applicants with academic and/or research background in paleoclimatology with modeling or data analysis of paleoclimate records are encouraged to

The PhD student will be hosted at the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences of UQAM and will benefit from direct interaction with the extended research group at the Center for the Study and Simulation
of Climate at Regional Scale (ESCER) and Geotop Research Center on the Dynamics of the Earth System.

The proposed start date is Fall 2018 or Winter 2019

The scholarship offered is 20,000/yr for 3 years as a minimum

PhD Project Description: 
The aim of the project is to improve our knowledge of past changes in the strength of the West African Monsoon that allowed the today hyper-arid Sahara desert to turn into a lush expanse of grass during the so-called Green
Sahara Period (12,000 – 5,000 years ago). This project will set the basis for a better understanding of future changes in the African Monsoon intensity and its consequence to society.

The proposed project will involve climate modeling and compilation and integration of available and new paleoclimate data from the west coast of North Africa to assess the impact of dust and vegetation cover
on local and global climate.

We are looking for a PhD candidate with good theoretical understanding of atmospheric and climate dynamics. The PhD candidate

should have the flexibility and basic experience in working with  
climate models. Skill in analyzing paleoclimate data, notably pollen assemblages, will be an asset.

Good statistic analytical skills are required for this project with experience in data processing software (for ex. Matlab, R or Python). 

Please send expression of interest, CV, and academic transcripts to: 

Prof. Francesco S.R. Pausata: 

Applications close on 31 July 2018    

[Met-jobs] 2-year PDRA at Leicester University on ice remote sensing, can you circulate on the Met-job list?

2-year PDRA on ” Ice microphysics from multi-frequency suites of active and passive remote sensing instruments”

Dr. Alessandro Battaglia (University of Leicester, NCEO)

Hosting institution: Department of Physics, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK

Funding institutions: ESA+US Department of  Energy.
Application deadline:  12 July 2018

We anticipate that interviews will take place during week commencing 30 July 2018.

Project description:
Representation of ice clouds in numerical modelling remains problematic with global average ice water paths varying by more than an order of magnitude between different climate models. A similar spread exists amongst remote sensing satellite estimates, which
makes it difficult to improve parameterization development for global models. Multi-wavelength Doppler radars/lidar/radiometers observations promise to reduce these observational uncertainties.

The PDRA candidate will work at the development of a modular ice/snow microphysical retrieval (including ice water content and characteristic size) and will apply it to a gamut of observations acquired in the framework of the DOE-ARM program
(https://www.arm.gov/)  and of the NASA GPM (https://ift.tt/2gUVD84)
field validation program. This will include observations from the mobile facility in Antarctica during the AWARE campaign.

Collaborative framework:
This work will take place in an international  collaborative framework between the University of Leicester and the University of Cologne (PI: Dr. S. Kneifel) and NASA GISS (PI: Dr. A. Fridlind).
Candidates must hold a PhD in Earth Observation, Physics, Astronomy, Engineering, Meteorology, Environmental Science (or soon to be obtained) and must have computing skills appropriate to the programme of work. A robust publication record or potential for publication
and expertise in any of the following: radar/lidar, radiative transfer, optimal estimation retrieval, cloud microphysics, cloud/precipitation field campaign data analysis are highly desirable.

The two-year PDRA is expected to start as soon as possible.

Application procedures:
See  https://ift.tt/2yeH7UB and follow the link
For informal enquiries please contact: Dr Alessandro Battaglia (ab474@le.ac.uk)





[Met-jobs] PhD Position (m/f) in Application of machine learning methods to regional climate predictions. Hemlholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany

The group ‘Coastal Impacts and Paleoclimate’ invites for a three-years PhD
position (m/f) in Application of machine learning methods to regional
climate predictions.

The place of employment is Geesthacht, Germany.

The closing date for applications is July 8th, 2018


Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht
Zentrum f?r Material- und K?stenforschung GmbH
Max-Planck-Stra?e 1 I 21502 Geesthacht I Deutschland/Germany

Gesch?ftsf?hrer/Board of Management: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Kaysser, Dipl.-Ing. Michael Gan?
Vorsitzender des Aufsichtsrates/Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Ministerialdirigent Dr. Herbert Zeisel
Amtsgericht L?beck HRB 285 GE (Register Court)
Internet: http://www.hzg.de