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The Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)
at the University of Colorado Boulder, is seeking a Research Associate
(“postdoctoral researcher”) to work in the NOAA Earth System Research
Laboratory (ESRL) Physical Sciences Division (PSD) on studies examining
sea ice variability and predictability, both locally and within the
global climate system.
The position responsibilities include conducting both statistical
analyses and modeling experiments aimed at improved understanding of sea
ice variability, including its predictability and its interactions with
the broader climate system on seasonal to interannual timescales. Of
particular interest is quantifying the potential two-way interactions
between sea ice variations and changes in extratropical weather and
climate and related extreme events. The candidate will diagnose both
observations and global climate model (GCM) output, conduct GCM
simulations, and employ other tools such as statistical and/or dynamical
models. The position involves working with a team at CIRES/NOAA ESRL and
the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL); it is anticipated that
the research will involve GFDL’s suite of climate models.
• PhD with detailed knowledge of one or more of the following
disciplines: atmospheric sciences, sea ice physics and dynamics, and
• Specific expertise in one or more of the following areas is desired:
climate and geophysical fluid dynamics; climate diagnostics; climate
their applications; and statistical methods.
• Experience analyzing large datasets and model output
• Ability to design and conduct model experiments is desirable
• Conduct original research, publish in peer-reviewed journals, and give
presentations of research at science conferences
• Knowledge of and experience with: analysis/graphics packages (e.g.
NCL), geophysical data formats (NetCDF), programming language (Fortran),
operating systems (Linux/mac OSX).
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