[Met-jobs] Full-time post-doctoral position in Remote Sensing and Clouds, University of Reading

Full-time post-doctoral position in Remote Sensing and Clouds, University of Reading

Term: Full-time, fixed-term until November 2018
Location: Department of Meteorology, University of Reading, UK
Web link: Details can be found here.

We invite applications for a postdoctoral position to undertake exciting and innovative research in remote sensing and clouds. This post holder will work on world-leading, high-resolution remote sensing observations to pioneer retrieval methods for cloud and precipitation, to explore new approaches to understanding cloud-aerosol-precipitation-radiation processes, and to improve their representations in models.

The post holder will:

1) Contribute to the exciting on-going development of cloud/precipitation retrieval methods, with specific interest in exploiting the synergy between scanning cloud radar/lidar and shortwave/longwave radiation measurements, and the scientific challenges associated with Doppler information in cloud/precipitation retrieval.

2) Analyse and interpret cloud, precipitation, aerosol, and radiation observations for various Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program sites and mobile facility deployments, with a focus on the Eastern North Atlantic site and the LASIC (Layered Atlantic Smoke Interactions with Clouds) campaigns.

3) Explore new knowledge of the 3D cloud and radiation fields and its synergy with high- resolution simulations to constrain cloud/precipitation physical processes, and improve their representations in weather and climate models

You will have:
– PhD in atmospheric science, physics or mathematics (or a closely related subject), expect shortly to obtain this or equivalent research experience
– Strong analytic, communication and writing skills
– Experience using remote sensing data
– Strong motivation and good willingness to perform high quality research
– Ability to carry out independent research work

Please submit your application here. If you have any question, please contact Dr Christine Chiu (c.j.chiu@reading.ac.uk)

[ES_JOBS_NET] Postdoc in carbon, water, energy dynamics of semi-arid biomes

Postdoctoral Position
at the University of New Mexico

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a collaborative
team from UNM, conducting research on ecosystem-atmosphere exchange of carbon,
water and energy in semi-arid ecosystems.  
Our group operates a network of nine eddy covariance flux towers sites
distributed across a 1500 m elevation gradient in New Mexico that monitor
ecosystem-atmosphere fluxes and associated plant physiological and microbial

We encourage individuals with a record of experience and
research productivity in one or more of the following areas to apply: (i) EC
flux tower or other land-surface flux datasets; (ii) physiological, ecosystem, ecohydrology
and/or landscape ecology with an emphasis on analyzing large datasets; (iii) ecosystem
modeling with emphasis on land surface models such as the Community Land
Model.  This position is available for
one year initially, with potential to renew annually for 3 years based on
performance.  This position requires an
interest in exploring how fluxes in these rapidly changing biomes are
responding to disturbance and climate change, a Ph.D in plant physiological
ecology, ecosystem ecology, biometeorology, biogeochemistry, or related field, demonstrated
programming expertise in Matlab and/or R, successful publication record and
excellent written and oral communication skills. 

The University of New Mexico is an equal-opportunity
employer and we encourage underrepresented applicants.  The salary is highly competitive and health
care benefits are excellent.   Please
send a cover letter with qualifications and research interests, CV, and contact
information of three references by email to Dr. Marcy Litvak (mlitvak@unm.edu).  Position is available beginning September 15,
2016 and is open until filled.  


Marcy LitvakAssociate Professor            Biology Department          505-277-5580 workUniversity of New Mexico    505-277-0304 fax

[ES_JOBS_NET] The Thomas G. Siccama Lecturer in Environmental Field Studies Yale

The Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies
invites applications from emerging and experienced scholars, including
especially women and diverse candidates, for appointment as the Thomas
G. Siccama Lecturer in Environmental Field Studies. The successful
candidate will be an exceptional teacher with demonstrated skills and
experience in field-based teaching.

Interdisciplinary expertise focused on the natural history, evolution
and functioning of landscapes and organisms, including the capacity to
identify plants and animals in the field, and engage students with their
biology and ecology, is required. Experience in terrestrial ecology,
including some combination of ecosystem science, geology, geomorphology
or soil science will also be necessary.

Proven ability to inspire students through practical, hands-on
teaching, and also by encouraging and guiding them in their own research
is a prerequisite. Interest in engaging with students with very diverse
environmental interests, and collaborating with other faculty in a
strongly interdisciplinary School, is required. It is expected that the
Siccama Lecturer will use the resources available at the school forests
as an integral part of their teaching.

We are especially interested in applications from scholars who would
contribute to the diversification of the field of environmental and
sustainability studies. Personal experience of communities that are
underrepresented in the academy, and the capacity to respond in
pedagogically productive ways to the learning needs of students from
diverse backgrounds, would be an asset. 

Working closely with the Director of School Forests, and other
faculty in the School, the Siccama Lecturer will be expected to teach
three primarily field-based courses in each academic year and also
develop and lead a new summer Field Ecology Program for Master’s and
undergraduate students. S/he will also be expected to assist with the
mentoring of Master’s and undergraduate students and build connections
with faculty, students, and leadership in other academic units across
Yale University.

The initial appointment is for three years with the possibility of renewal.

The successful candidate will have a doctoral degree in a related field,
or equivalent practical experience, in an appropriate area. The
candidate must possess evidence of exceptional ability in field-based
teaching, experience in research and an interest in coordinating student

Review of applications will begin on October 1st, 2016 and continue until the position is filled.

In preparing their application, candidates should become familiar with the School (http://ift.tt/1javM89)
to learn more about the School and the legacy of Thomas G. Siccama, and
consider how their expertise can help strengthen field-based teaching
within the School and more broadly at Yale.

Please upload: 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vita, 3) statement of
teaching interests and experience including any awards or recognition
for teaching, 4) statement of research interests and expertise, and 5)
names and contact information of four references via http://ift.tt/2axSW9k.

For more information about the position, contact Assistant Dean Danielle Dailey at fesdeansoffice@yale.edu. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer.
Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and
strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities,
protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities….

[GilbertClub] Tenure-track position, Geodesy, University of Oregon

Assistant Professor in Geodesy (tenure-track)Department of Earth Sciences, University of OregonThe Department of Earth Sciences (formerly Geological Sciences) at the University of Oregon invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position commencing Fall 2017 with a focus on the use of geodetic techniques to study surface and subsurface Earth processes. We seek a dynamic scientist who investigates one or more areas related to change detection of geologic and environmental processes. Techniques may include GPS, InSAR, terrestrial, airborne, or satellite LiDAR, radar altimetry, gravity, or other methods. We are particularly interested in candidates who study natural hazards, cryospheric processes, tectonics, geomorphology, or hydrogeology. Expectations for the position include: 1) establishing an active, externally funded research program, 2) supervising and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students, and 3) teaching courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels that contribute to and expand our core and major curriculum. Competitive candidates will complement existing strengths that include: surface processes, fault mechanics, coastal oceanography, and cryosphere processes, as well as major departmental initiatives in volcanology and earthquake early warning.The application process requires candidates to submit a current CV, research statement (2 page limit), teaching statement (2 page limit), and a statement of contributions to diversity (1 page limit), as well as contact information for at least three references. Minimum requirements at the time of appointment include completion of a PhD from an accredited institution in geosciences, physics, engineering, or a related field with a demonstrated research record in geodesy. Review of applications will begin after Nov. 15, 2016, and will continue until a suitable candidate is identified. Inquiries can be directed to: uogeodesy@gmail.comCandidates with experience serving the needs of diverse populations are strongly desired.More information about our department can be found at:
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Applications can be submitted at:
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The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the
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ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status.


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[ECOLOG-L] Open Rank Tenure-Track Postion at NC State

Hello everyone,

Please see our expanded job description including forest health as a desirable component of this
position. The Cluster member will be a Faculty Fellow in the Center for Geospatial Analytics
(geospatial.ncsu.edu) with an academic appointment in the Department of Forestry and
Environmental Resources (College of Natural Resources). Landscape ecologists are encouraged to
apply. Please feel free to contact me with questions.

Best wishes,

[ES_JOBS_NET] Fwd: PhD position: Plant trait variability

Dear all, 

We are looking for a highly motivated individual
for a PhD position focusing on changes in plant functional traits along a
latitudinal climate and permafrost gradient in the Canadian boreal zone. The
position is located in the Département de géographie at Université de Montréal or
in the Department of Biology at Wilfrid Laurier University, and could begin as
early as January 2017.  Funding includes a stipend for the graduate
student, and travel and
field expenses.  Students will be expected to apply for
external funding sources.

The project focuses on a better understanding of
plant trait variability and plasticity under the influence of rapidly changing
environmental conditions across boreal landscapes. The study area consists of a
latitudinal permafrost gradient (from no permafrost, over isolated, sporadic
and discontinuous, to continuous permafrost) spanning from the southern- to the
northern edge of the boreal forest ecozone in northwestern Canada, and includes
research sites in Saskatchewan, British Columbia, and Northwest Territories. Permafrost
along the southern edge of its distribution undergoes dramatic changes in
hydrological regimes due to rapid permafrost thaw. These changes lead to
diverging plant hydraulic strategies; trees located in the well-drained
permafrost peat plateaus undergo water stress, while trees located on the plateau
edges reduce/cease their functioning due to waterlogging in response to surface
subsidence as a result of permafrost thaw. The project aims to expand on ongoing
research along this gradient with particular focus on across- and within site
variability of plant hydraulic traits. More specifically, the PhD candidate
will conduct a suite of field measurements geared towards a better
understanding of plant water fluxes and water use. This includes, but it is not
limited to, sap flux density measurements, stem water potential measurements, tree
stem dynamics measurements, foliar functional trait measurement, and isotope

Ideal applicant for the PhD position should have

a strong quantitative and technical
background obtained through a Master’s or Diploma degree in ecology, biogeosciences,
environmental science, etc.;

previous exposure to some aspects of the
project (e.g., high latitude ecosystems/ecohydrology /biogeochemistry);

(some) wilderness outdoor experience as
the project requires frequent traveling to and extended stays at the sites;

the ability to work independently and
effectively as part of a team setting consisting of researchers from various Canadian
universities (Wilfrid Laurier University, Université de Montrèal, McGill
University, University of Guelph);

proficiency in English (the Université
de Montréal is a francophone research university, so knowledge of French is of
great advantage but not mandatory).

Please email questions regarding the PhD
position/admission process and application packages consisting of cover letter,
curriculum vitae, an English writing sample (ideally a publication), copies of
academic credentials, and names and contact information of at least two referees

jbaltzer *at* wlu.ca

oliver.sonnentag *at* umontreal.ca

christoforos.pappas *at* umontreal.ca

The review of applications will commence
immediately until the position is filled.

[Met-jobs] Associate Professor in Physical Climate Science, Oxford

Associate Professor in Physical Climate Science
Department of Physics, Parks Road, Oxford
From: £45,066 p.a.
The Department of Physics proposes to appoint an Associate Professor (equivalent to Lecturer) in Physical Climate Science with effect from 1 April 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible. The successful candidate will also be offered a Tutorial Fellowship at Somerville College, under arrangements described in the further particulars. The combined University and College salary will be according to experience on a scale from £45,066 p.a.; plus a College housing allowance of £7,925 p.a., or single accommodation in College free of charge (if available); and equity-sharing house purchase scheme.

This appointment is part of a University-wide initiative in Earth and Planetary Climate. We seek to appoint a candidate who can build a research program on atmospheric processes related to the University’s expanding programs related to exoplanets, Solar System planets and deep-time Earth paleoclimate. Applications are solicited from candidates with track records of innovative research in any pertinent area of atmospheric physics, including (but not limited to) planetary fluid dynamics, atmospheric modelling, radiative transfer, cloud processes or atmospheric chemistry. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated research abilities in more than one of these areas, and will have engaged with research on the climate of Solar System planets and exoplanets. Candidates whose primary research record is in Earth climate, but who have the foundations, curiosity and inclination to expand their research portfolio in the direction of other planets are also welcome to apply.

Please see here for further details:

[ES_JOBS_NET] Physical Science Researcher/Scientist II, Modeling and Emission Inventory (MEI) Unit, Colorado DPHE


This announcement will close
on August 16, 2016 or once we have identified an adequate
applicant pool, whichever comes first.  Applicants are
strongly encouraged to apply early.

Make a real difference . . .
Do you have a passion and drive to apply your talent to create
a better Colorado? Are you looking for a career that provides
you with opportunities to improve the world around you? The
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE)
is seeking diverse individuals from all backgrounds to apply
for a fantastic position that makes a direct impact on
improving the lives of Colorado citizens. Our mission is to
protect and improve the health of Colorado’s people and the
quality of its environment.
If your goal is to build a career that makes a difference,
consider joining the dedicated people of the Colorado
Department of Public Health and Environment. Our tobacco-free
campus offers free parking and is conveniently located near
RTD bus lines, the Cherry Creek Shopping Center, Glendale City
Set, and the Cherry Creek bike path. In addition to a great
location and rewarding, meaningful work, we offer:

Employee wellness programs and facilities

Extensive internal professional development
opportunities on a wide variety of subjects

Bike to work programs, including access to
storage lockers and bike racks

Distinctive career advancement opportunities
throughout the State system

Strong, yet flexible retirement
benefits including
a choice of the PERA Defined Benefit Plan or the PERA
Defined Contribution Plan, plus optional 401K and 457 plans

and dental health plans

Paid life insurance

Short- and long-term disability coverage

10 paid holidays per year plus generous
personal time off

Mentoring program with opportunities for
mentors and mentees

Tuition assistance for college level courses
including Masters degree programs

Excellent work-life programs, such as flexible
schedules, and

A variety of employee resource groups

We are committed
to increasing the diversity of our staff and providing
culturally responsive programs and services. Therefore, we
encourage responses from people of diverse backgrounds and
Some positions may qualify for the Public Service Loan
Forgiveness Program. For more information, go to:  http://ift.tt/1ZI95w4

Description of Job

The Work Unit:
The Modeling and Emission Inventory (MEI) Unit performs and
reviews air quality-related analyses for a variety of air
programs to meet Federal and State regulatory requirements,
including state implementation plans, stationary source
permitting, mobile source control programs, National
Environmental Policy Act actions, and hazardous waste site
studies. The analyses include air quality impact modeling,
emission modeling, meteorological analysis, and emission
inventory development. The spatial scales of analyses include
near-field, far-field, and regional scale. Emission inventory
work includes the compilation and development of comprehensive
multi-pollutant inventories suitable for use in air quality
modeling and conformity. Emission inventory development work
includes on-road and non-road mobile sources, area sources, and
small stationary sources not included in the Division’s Air
Pollution Emission Notice program. Meteorological applications
include review of the adequacy of meteorology for near-field
modeling and evaluation of output from meteorological models for
regional modeling purposes.  This unit also exists to provide
technical work products and analysis to internal and external
What You’ll Be Doing:
This position functions primarily as an air pollutant emission
inventory specialist. This position exists to apply scientific
research methods, theory, and principles in the identification,
study, and solution of air pollution problems by designing,
developing, applying, and validating emission inventory
techniques. The position works as an integral member of a
scientific atmospheric modeling team that designs, applies,
develops, and implements integrated air quality modeling systems
that: 1) generate data using deterministic and/or stochastic
modeling systems that determine if a given source of air
pollution or geographic area is and/or will be in compliance
with applicable state and federal ambient air quality
regulations and standards. The position will perform other
duties, as necessary and as assigned, that are consistent with
the purpose of the position and Unit.

Minimum Qualifications,
Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in
engineering, environmental science, meteorology, atmospheric
science or closely related field AND two years professional
experience in air quality and experience performing/supporting
technical air quality analyses. This
experience must be substantiated within the Work Experience
section of your application. “See Resume” will not be
accepted. In addition, part-time work will be prorated.
A graduate degree in from an accredited college or university in
engineering, environmental science, meteorology, atmospheric
science or closely related degree may substitute for one (1)
year of the professional experience. Experience of the type and
nature listed in the duties above may substitute for the
required education on a year-for-year basis.
Preferred Qualifications and Essential Competencies
The preferred experience, competencies and abilities are highly
desirable for this position and will be considered in selecting
the successful candidate:

management to include proficiency in ACCESS (highly preferred)

and experience managing and analyzing large data sets in
various formats such as ACCESS format and NetCDF (highly

work or experience using MOVES (highly preferred)

work or experience in developing multi-source and
multi-species air pollution emission inventories (highly preferred)

running the SMOKE emissions processor or other emission
processors (highly preferred) 

using the LINUX OS

post-processing WRF meteorological data for use in emissions
models such as SMOKE, MEGAN, and MOVES

writing and editing FORTRAN code

work or experience running meteorological models such as WRF

and experience using data from  the NEI

work or experience with GIS. Experience
presenting and visually displaying large datasets.

degree in  engineering, meteorology or environmental science

and experience writing technical reports

work or experience using CAMx or CMAQ

to detail and Quality Assurance

to effectively communicate both orally and in writing with a
wide range of audiences

to work independently

with a strong work ethic


to apply technology

analysis and reporting skills

of research methodology

or mathematical ability


Supplemental Information

complete application packet must include:

completed State of Colorado application.

cover letter that
describes your experience in emission inventory work.
Additionally, please describe your experience with database
management and GIS (not to exceed two pages). 

Unofficial transcripts are acceptable. 

Selection Process

applications that are received by the closing of this
announcement will be reviewed against the Minimum
Qualifications in this announcement. Candidates who meet the
minimum qualifications proceed to the next step.

Revised Statutes require that state employees are hired and
promoted based on merit and fitness through a comparative
analysis process.

Part of, or all of,
the comparative analysis for this position may be a
structured application review, which involves a review of
the information you submit in your application materials
by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) against the preferred

top group, up to six candidates, will be invited to schedule
an interview with the hiring manager.

Appeal Rights: If
you receive notice that you have been eliminated from
consideration for the position, you may protest the action by
filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel
Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the
elimination. Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and
comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the
State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days
from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are
challenging. Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel
Board Rules and Personnel Director’s Administrative Procedures,
4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The
State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director’s
Administrative Procedures are available at http://ift.tt/2aIvTJt
standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb.
If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the
official appeal form, signed by you or representative, and
received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt
of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel
Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525
Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038.
Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal
procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.

[Met-jobs] Tenure-track faculty position in Atmospheric Sciences (Dynamics) at Stanford University


Stanford University

The Department of Earth System Science at Stanford University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty appointment in the area of Atmospheric Sciences. The primary focus of the search is in atmospheric dynamics, although candidates with interests in the broader atmospheric sciences are also encouraged to apply. We are searching for a creative and innovative scholar with a demonstrated research record who is also committed to high-quality undergraduate and graduate teaching, including a demonstrated ability or potential in teaching and mentoring a diverse student body (such as women, minorities, and others from underrepresented backgrounds). The level of the appointment is open, with a preference for candidates at the junior rank.

We seek an expert who studies the role of atmospheric dynamics in shaping climate system variability and change. Although we are open to a broad range of specific expertise and research topics, we are seeking to add expertise in understanding the fluid dynamics of the atmosphere within the context of the Earth System. Particular areas of emphasis could include the hydrological cycle, atmosphere-ocean and/or atmosphere-sea ice coupling, tropical meteorology, eddy-mean flow dynamics, stratospheric dynamics, the dynamics of extreme weather and climate events, and feedbacks between the atmospheric circulation and atmospheric constituents such as trace gases and aerosols.

A candidate’s tools and methods may be theoretical, computational and/or observational, with potential to establish a vigorous research program, preferably grounded in geophysical fluid dynamics. In addition, because a wide range of scientific challenges offer compelling prospects for future breakthroughs, the successful applicant will also have demonstrated interests in interacting effectively with a broad range of colleagues, such as in the School of Earth, Energy and Environmental Sciences, the Stanford Woods Institute for the Environment, or outside institutions. The successful applicant is also expected to teach classes and mentor graduate students in the Department of Earth System Science, and to teach in the Earth Systems undergraduate program.

Please apply online with the following application materials: cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement outlining research and teaching experience and interests, and the names and addresses of three or more referees, at http://ift.tt/2a6hqsx. The search committee will request letters of recommendation for a subset of applicants following review of these materials.  Review of applications will begin October 1, 2016. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.


Dr. Noah S. DiffenbaughAssociate Professor, Department of Earth System ScienceSenior Fellow, Woods Institute for the EnvironmentStanford University473 Via OrtegaStanford, CA, 94305-4216diffenbaugh@stanford.eduhttps://pangea.stanford.edu/researchgroups/cesd/650.725.7510 (office)650.498.5099 (fax)

[GilbertClub] Postdoc: CU Boulder/JHU, CZO water and energy flux focus