Coordinator for World Climate Research Programme – Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research

The Bjerknes Centre for Climate Research (BCCR) is currently seeking a senior adviser. The senior adviser will coordinate the newly established office for the World Climate Research Program (WCRP)’s regional activities and will report to the Programme’s Joint Scientific Committee. The office is shared between the Bjerknes Centre and the Climate Service Center Germany (GERICS) in Hamburg, where a corresponding position is being announced. Some travel may be expected.


  • Promote and coordinate WCRP’s Core projects and Grand Challenges in line with WCRP Strategic Plan 2019-2028
  • Contribute to synergy and integration between the various regional activities and WCRP’s Core Projects
  • Highlight opportunities, resources, and partnerships that can help promote regional climate research within the WCRP
  • Contribute to the dissemination of WCRP´s activities through brochures and online media
  • Schedule and organize science-specific meetings and courses conducted by WCRP
  • Report on plans and progress at annual meetings
  • Contribute to synergy and integration between WCRP and BCCR

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Team Leader, Data Services – University of Tasmania

Job no: 492964
Work type: Full time
Location: Hobart
Categories: Information Technology

In the role you will:

  • Be responsible for management of members of the Data Services team and their staff development and training.
  • Lead project management of all aspects of data services development.
  • Ensure data services development meets the needs of IMOS/AODN in general and that the Information Infrastructure group can meet all developments.
  • Work within the AODN Executive (Director, Executive Officer, two team leaders) to prepare business and implementation plans for the AODN.
  • Engage with the national and international marine science community to ensure best practice and promote uptake and use of AODN data streams and data products.

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences – University of Wisconsin


The Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences (AOS) invites applications for an assistant or associate professor (tenure-track) position beginning August 2019.

Duties: This position will develop a nationally and internationally recognized program of scholarly research. The successful candidate will teach courses in atmospheric or oceanic sciences at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Mentoring of undergraduate and graduate students also is required. Individual, independent instruction will be expected for undergraduate degree-seeking students. The individual selected will contribute to the intellectual and academic life through service duties at the department, university and professional levels as appropriate for career stage. Read more ›

Assistant Professor, Sea Level Science – Old Dominion University

The Department of Ocean, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Old Dominion University (ODU) seeks candidates with research interests in sea level change for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position having an anticipated start date of Fall 2019. Research interests can include any of the following: sea level change, ocean dynamics associated with sea level variability, analysis of global earth system models, and remote and local influences on sea level variability.  The successful candidate will have expertise in analysis of global and local observations of sea level change and its causes, understanding of quantitative tools used to retrieve and analyze observations, ability to analyze Earth System model solutions and compare them to observations, and the skills to convey this understanding to non-specialists. Excellence in oral and written communication is required. Applicants must have a Ph.D. in ocean science or a related field as well as one or more years of postdoctoral experience. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an independent and externally funded research program, contribute to teaching at the graduate and undergraduate level, mentor graduate students, and contribute to ODU’s Resilience Collaborative and other interdisciplinary research activities focused on climate change and sea level rise. Exceptional candidates will be considered for appointment at the Associate Professor level.

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Program Specialist II – US CLIVAR Project Office

Where You Will Work:

Located at the above address in Washington, DC, the Project Office manages US CLIVAR, a national research program investigating the variability and predictability of the global climate system on seasonal, interannual, decadal and centennial timescales, with a particular emphasis on the role of the ocean and its interaction with other parts of the Earh system.

Organizationally, the US CLIVAR Project Office is operated within the UCAR Community Programs (UCP), which is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado. UCP offers a suite of innovative resources, tools, and services for the atmospheric and Earth science community.”

What You Will Do:

The Program Specialist II will work collaboratively with the US Climate Variability and Predictability (CLIVAR) Project Office Director to:

  • Assist the US CLIVAR science community in planning and implementing coordinated research efforts to achieve program goals;
  • Develop and deliver useful communication and outreach materials providing timely information on US CLIVAR science advances, programmatic directions, and new opportunities to a diverse set of audiences; and
  • Provide organizational support to enable work of US CLIVAR science planning and implementation bodies and to facilitate interagency dialogue.

The Project Office is responsible for providing day-to-day operational scientific and technical support to advance US CLIVAR goals, as guided by the US CLIVAR Science Steering Committee (SSC) and the Inter-Agency Group (IAG) of program managers. The Program is organized and implemented by a volunteer force of scientists who participate as members of the SSC, its implementation panels, working groups, science teams, and workshop organizing committees.

Four US federal agencies (National Aeronautics and Space Administration—NASA, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—NOAA, National Science Foundation—NSF, and US Department of Energy—DOE) provide funding through multi-year cooperative agreements and grants with the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR) to host the Project Office in Washington DC.


Communications Management

  • Updates and implements an annual communications plan—Charts progress in prior year communication activities; identifies topics and targets for communication products in the coming year; periodically surveys the science community for feedback and recommendations for product improvement.
  • Manages production and distribution of US CLIVAR reports—Compiles, edits, formats layout, publishes, and promotes biannual Summit and Science Team reports, and other Working Group, workshop, and special US CLIVAR reports.
  • Manages production and distribution of the online US CLIVAR quarterly science publication Variations— Solicits contributing science articles from the research community; writes program summary articles; compiles contributions, edits, and formats layout for final review, and arranges publication and distribution to community.
  • Develops and issues the monthly US CLIVAR electronic news-gram—Identifies relevant and timely content including community developments, upcoming meetings, and opportunities of interest to the research community; edits and formats each edition; ensures timely distribution to US CLIVAR subscribers.
  • Manages content for the US CLIVAR website—generates and posts information on the US CLIVAR website, ensuring it is clearly presented and regularly updated to engage and inform diverse audiences on science foci, research advances, program organization, publications, events, and opportunities.
  • Manages the US CLIVAR webinar series—works with community to identify science and programmatic topics; invites and confirms presenters; schedules, advertises, and facilitates the webinars; tracks participation and solicits feedback; maintains website accessible recordings of past webinars.
  • Leads social media strategy—generates posts, develops strategy to engage a broader audience, tracks metrics, stays abreast of current social media platforms and adapts to new opportunities for communication
  • Develops and maintains materials for presentations on US CLIVAR science and programs for audiences ranging from scientists, funding agency officials, other research and assessment programs, the media, and the general public.
  • Recommends and implements improvements for communication vehicles and identifies new avenues for promoting and communicating US CLIVAR science, program activities, and opportunities.

Organizational Support of Program Planning and Implementation

  • Engages, with the Director, the US CLIVAR SSC in achieving program goals and strategies, evaluates annual progress, and identifies and coordinates new research thrusts.
  • Keeps apprised of scientific and programmatic developments nationally and internationally to benefit planning, implementation, and communication efforts.
  • Enables meetings of planning and implementation bodies—Schedules, arranges logistics, contributes to and confirms agenda, disseminates information materials, and drafts discussion summaries in support of teleconferences and meetings of the US CLIVAR Interagency Group, Scientific Steering Committee, Panels, Science Teams, Working Groups, and other organizing bodies.
  • Engages scientific leadership in planning, organizing, publicizing, arranging logistics, staffing, and communicating results of US CLIVAR-sponsored science meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Engages the US CLIVAR participating agencies to identify and announce relevant funding opportunities and to collate an updated inventory of CLIVAR-related agency activities and publications.
  • Selects and supervises interns to assist in program support activities.
  • Identifies and promotes opportunities for early career scientists and students, including participation in US CLIVAR activities.
  • Maintains and updates US CLIVAR group elists and shared drives to facilitate ongoing communication within the groups.
  • Manages the Project Office hardware, software, and supplies procurement.

What You Need:

Education and Years of Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in oceanography, meteorology, or earth system science plus
  • Two years of work experience related to the job duties of the position

– OR –

  • An equivalent combination of education and experience (such as a Master’s degree and one year of experience)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the principles, concepts, and research approaches addressing variability and predictability of the climate system and its impacts
  • Skill in identifying program opportunities and challenges and devising plans for bridging gaps
  • Skill in organizing meetings and summarizing discussion and outcomes
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to prepare technical and administrative reports and to give scientifically technical presentations
  • Skill in acquiring and synthesizing scientific and programmatic information from a wide range of sources to inform and promote the program for technical and non-technical audiences
  • Excellent organizational skills, including the ability to handle multiple and diverse tasks with short turnaround and tasks that require long-term planning and sustained implementation
  • Skill in use of administrative computer software, especially in support of document layout and publication and website content management
  • Skill in assessing and meeting constituent needs within the context of evolving science and budget priorities
  • Ability to communicate and interact with a diverse group of scientists, federal agency managers, and national/international science organizations
  • Ability to build partnerships and develop a network of contacts and resources
  • Ability to work under pressure, to meet deadlines, and to effectively engage others to do so
  • Ability to handle confidential/sensitive information in a manner consistent with UCAR policy, acting with integrity and exhibiting behavior that merits public trust and confidence
  • Ability and willingness to travel, as needed

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Experience in physical climate research
  • Background in climate science directly relevant to the US CLIVAR Program
  • Interest in the science/user interface
  • Skill in using software applications, including database management, web site and publication design, and Microsoft Office product suite

What’s in it for You:

  • Compensation
  • PTO
  • Paid Holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Retirement Plan
  • And more!

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Faculty position in Earth Sciences – Durham University UK

Earth Sciences at Durham University is a UK top 5 and global top 30 department, with 35 academic staff, 30 research staff, 90 PhD students and 300 undergraduate students. We wish to appoint two collaborative, intellectually curious and inclusive colleagues as Assistant Professors, with research and teaching interests in any area of Earth Science that complement the department’s existing expertise. You will make a key contribution to the Department’s future success by providing the highest quality education to both undergraduate and postgraduate students, and by conducting research that is recognized internationally for its originality, significance, and rigour. You will be encouraged and helped to build your own research group, to collaborate widely, and to realize the full potential of both the discipline-specific and broader multidisciplinary impact of your research. Your research may innovate new research themes or contribute to existing themes in the Department and across the University.

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Associate or Senior Editor, Nature Climate Change – London, Berlin or New York

Nature Climate Change is a multi-disciplinary journal publishing high-quality research related to all aspects of climate change. The journal’s scope includes both the natural and social sciences.

We now have an opening to join our team as an Associate or Senior Editor. This is a rare and exciting opportunity to help shape the physical science content of the journal.

The candidate must have a PhD, and preferably postdoctoral experience, with a strong research record in an area of physical climate science: for example, atmospheric science, hydroclimate, climate dynamics, or oceanography. Editorial experience would be beneficial, but is not required. Read more ›

Postdoctoral Fellowship – MIT

Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowships in Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences

The Distinguished Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in the Department of Earth, Atmospheric & Planetary Sciences supports exceptional early-career scientists with interests in the broad range of disciplines represented in the department. Fellows pursue independent research but are also encouraged to collaborate with one or more faculty in the department. A faculty mentor hosts each fellow. Applicants are encouraged to contact prospective faculty mentors. MIT postdoctoral researchers receive mentoring and opportunities for career development throughout the postdoctoral period.

The program appoints new fellows each year through a competitive process. Appointments are for two years. Each fellow receives an annual stipend of $64,000, full coverage of premiums for affiliate health and basic dental and vision insurance, and an allowance of $5,000 per year for research and relocation expenses.
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Scientist – National Center for Atmospheric Research

Where You Will Work

 Located in Boulder, Colorado, the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is one of the world’s premier scientific institutions, with an internationally recognized staff and research program dedicated to advancing knowledge, providing community-based resources, and building human capacity in the atmospheric and related sciences.  NCAR is sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and managed by the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR).

Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory (CGD) is part of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). Its mission is to: (1) discover the key processes in each component of the Earth’s climate system and the interactions among them (2) represent this understanding in models and thereby provide a basis for prediction of climate; and (3) apply this understanding and these models to scientific problems of societal relevance. We fulfill our mission through a strong record of achievement in scientific research, community modeling and data set development. Read more ›

Assistant Professor, computational ocean science – Oregon State University

The College of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Sciences (CEOAS) at Oregon State University (OSU) invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), 12-month, tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on computational ocean science.

Seeking a colleague with expertise in exploring ocean dynamics using physics-based numerical modeling tools, and who will develop and maintain a vigorous, research program applied to either ocean circulation or atmosphere-ocean coupled systems. Applications are welcome from candidates who specialize in developing novel computational tools and/or data assimilative methods applied to a range of data types and temporal/spatial scales.  Also encouraged are applicants who have an interdisciplinary focus that would connect with existing CEOAS strengths, e.g., atmosphere-ocean interaction, biogeochemical ocean modeling, paleoclimate reconstructions, or beach evolution/sediment processes.