Postdoctoral Fellowship – Scripps Institution of Oceanography

An NSF-supported postdoctoral fellowship is available at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California San Diego to conduct innovative and independent research in climate change dynamics and ocean-atmospheric feedbacks.

Predicting regional climate change under global warming and evaluating the associated uncertainty represent a great challenge for climate science. Recent studies show that sea surface warming features considerable spatial variations, and regional patterns of ocean warming are important for changes in atmospheric convection and tropical cyclones. The project aims to understand ocean-atmosphere dynamical feedbacks in regional climate response to global warming. Experiments with the NCAR CESM are planned so interest and experience in numerical modeling are desirable.

Applications should include Curriculum Vitae with a publications list, and a statement of research interest. The latter (~2 pages long) should describe previous and current research activities, and outline the research to be pursued at Scripps. Please e-mail your application package to . Please arrange three letters of reference to be e-mailed directly to the same address. Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2013 but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled. The position may start on July 1, 2013 or a mutually agreeable date.

At the time of appointment, the successful candidates should have a Ph.D. degree in ocean, atmospheric, climate sciences, or a related field. Initial appointment is for one year and renewable for another year, contingent upon performance and availability of funds. The position is based at UCSD but will involve close collaborations with George Mason University and NCAR. Inquiries may be directed to Shang-Ping Xie (, or Jian Lu ( To find more about PIs’ research activities, please visit:, and

UCSD is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.

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