Postdoctoral Position – University of California, Los Angeles

Applications are invited for one or two postdoctoral position(s) in tropical meteorology, climate dynamics and modeling at the Joint Institute for Regional Earth System Science and Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (JIFRESSE/UCLA).  The successful candidate will join a team from JIFRESSE/UCLA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL), and California Institute of Technology to investigate key processes, predictability, and modeling of tropical atmospheric variability with emphases on multi-scale interactions and the intraseasonal time scale, e.g., the Madden-Julian Oscillation.

Applicants should have a recent Ph.D. in atmospheric or ocean sciences, or a closely related field.  They should have a strong background in tropical meteorology, climate dynamics, and extensive experience in processing large datasets. Experience with climate modeling and with the application of reanalysis and satellite datasets to model evaluation is desirable.  The appointments are contingent upon completion of the Ph.D., and are are awarded initially for a one-year period with possible renewal in one-year increments for a maximum of two additional years.

Interested applicants should send a statement of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Duane Waliser ( and Dr. Xianan Jiang (

UCLA is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

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