Postdoctoral Research Associate

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Princeton University

Atmospheric & Oceanic Sciences - 24500  

Position Summary
Postdoctoral Research Associate in Understanding Cryosphere-Aerosol Interactions Over High Mountain Asia

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences Program at Princeton University, in association with NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL), seeks a postdoctoral or more senior candidate for research related to how cryosphere-aerosol interactions affect hydroclimate variability over High Mountain Asia. A key focus will require comparing observations and high-resolution global climate model output to understand hydroclimate variability over High Mountain Asia with a particular emphasis on the cryosphere-aerosol interactions and related processes. This will include an assessment of presently available and future developmental satellite-based data products and other regional observational or model-based reanalyses. This will also include an assessment of aerosol-climate interactions in the region and targeted analysis to better understand how aerosol deposition and its variability may affect regional hydroclimate in both the historical record and the future. The research will also examine how the cryosphere and hydroclimate respond to natural variability and radiative forcing changes over the next 100 years. This position will provide the opportunity for collaboration within GFDL and Princeton University, as well as with members of the NASA High Mountain Asia Team at various institutions. Travel to meet with collaborators will be encouraged, but not required.

Initial appointment is for one year with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and available funding. This position is subject to the university's background check policy.

Applicants must apply online to, Requisition #1600844. Complete applications, including a CV, publication list, at least 3 letters of recommendation, and a short statement of research interests should be submitted by December 1, 2016 for full consideration.  

Essential Qualifications
The selected candidate will have one or more of the following attributes: (a) a strong background in hydroclimate, climate dynamics, snow hydrology, cryosphere science, or a closely related field; (b) experience using and analyzing advanced climate models and observational datasets (including remote sensing data); (c) strong diagnostic skills in analyzing large data sets.

Candidate must have a PhD.  

Preferred Qualifications

Directory Title
Job Function
Regular Professional Research  
RR 040  
Standard Hours
Full Time  
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly
Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly
Work Schedule, if other than standard hours
Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable  
Education Required
Doctorate Degree  
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.  
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Statement of Research Interest
Bibliography/Publications List  
Proposed Start Date
End Date, if a Term Appointment
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EEO Statement
Princeton University is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.  





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Posted: 1/26/2017
Application Due: 3/27/2017
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